Career Opportunities


As a Centre of Expertise, APUC works to attract and retain the best people to lead the transformation of procurement across Scotland's Universities and Colleges.

APUC encourages achievement of appropriate professional qualifications and further skills development as part of a continuing professional development programme for a high calibre workforce.

Current job opportunities


Business/Office Support Manager
Salary £24 - 27k per annum
Location: Stirling with travel to Glasgow and Edinburgh

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC), the Centre of Procurement Expertise for, and owned by, all Universities and Colleges in Scotland, is looking to recruit a Business Support Manager. APUC is headquartered in Stirling and has regional offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The Business Support team provides comprehensive facilities and administrative support to the organisation. The applicant must be flexible and adaptive and be willing to enthusiastically accept that the role constantly develops and changes to meet the organisation's needs.

The Business Support Manager is required to manage the Business Support Specialist role.

They are required to constantly use their own initiative and work independently in both delivering their own deliverables and those of their team. They will be the core administrative and operations management support to the CEO and Deputy CEO.

Knowledge and Skills required
  • Excellent professional communications skills, including the ability to prepare, maintain and present reports, promotional materials and keep the website up to date
  • Facilities management knowledge
  • Good interpersonal skills required
  • Excellent IT, keyboard and office systems skills
  • Highly organised, able to constantly prioritise and reprioritise effectively with great judgement skills, proactively taking on project / initiative management activity on behalf on the company's leadership
  • Must be friendly, positive, diplomatic and helpful to a wide range of colleagues both internal and external, but able to be firm when required
  • Strong problem-solving skills and excellent planning skills


Experience
  • Extensive experience in general administration service delivery
  • Experience or understanding of facilities management
  • Experience of aspects of corporate event management


Contacts and Relationships
  • The post holder is required to demonstrate confidence and integrity in own and organisations intentions and use excellent interpersonal communications to establish commitment to corporate objectives. Must be a strong and committed corporate player
  • Must be discreet in communications and maintain confidentiality as they will have access to sensitive information. They will also be required to always maintain discreet impartiality in matters relating to corporate activity
  • A close working relationship should be developed and maintained with key influencers and stakeholders around the provision of information, support, advice and guidance on all aspects of the role


Full Job description available here

How to Apply


If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to careers@apuc-scot.ac.uk along with covering letter (no more than one page) , explaining why you are interested in working with APUC by 09.00hrs on the 3rd June 2019


Procurement Manager
Salary £28 - 30k per annum
Location: Fort William/Oban/Inverness based

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges; it provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a core shared team and at institutions throughout Scotland.

As part of that service, APUC employs a team of Procurement Managers working across partner institutions throughout the University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI). Due to internal career advancement, we are now recruiting for an experienced procurement professional to operate as the operational procurement manager for a number of UHI Institutions in the West Highlands and Islands. The role will involve regular travel and will cover all categories and spend areas within the institutions as well as ensuring that the relevant supporting activities including reporting are completed in line with institutional and statutory needs.

The role provides excellent opportunity for progression over time, and offers generous holidays, flexible hours with competitive remuneration and pension arrangements while working with a fascinating and inspiring client community.

How to Apply


If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to careers@apuc-scot.ac.uk along with covering letter (no more than one page) , explaining why you feel you would like to work with APUC and in the particular role mentioned, noting your current salary level.

Before submitting your application please review our Recruitment Privacy Notice for details of how your personal data will be processed by APUC.

Procurement Manager
Location: Glasgow City Centre - Institution based

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges; it provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a core shared team and at institutions throughout Scotland. We are recruiting for a Procurement Manager role to work based within a Glasgow City Centre institution which is internationally recognised as one of Europe's leading HE institutes for architecture, fine art and design.

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for a small team and they will be responsible for all categories and spend areas within the Institution. The postholder will work on a number of key projects and will be involved in all the procurement requirements relating to the rebuild of a Glasgow iconic building, including;
  • Appoint a design team
  • Enabling Works
  • Fit out
  • Rebuild

The postholder will be responsible for the delivery of complex OJEU procurements, setting policy & strategy, end to end contract management, reporting, PCIP and sustainability. The postholder must have proven experience of working within in a similar role, operating within a public-sector procurement landscape. You should have end to end tendering experience and appropriate knowledge of EU procurement directives. The postholder will have excellent stake holder management experience, be a strong communicator and be able to manage your own work load.

APUC offer a generous holiday entitlement, flexible hours, competitive remuneration, a positive working environment with opportunities to develop professionally and pension arrangements.

How to Apply


If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to careers@apuc-scot.ac.uk along with covering letter (no more than one page) , explaining why you feel you would like to work with APUC and in the particular role mentioned, noting your current salary level.

Before submitting your application please review our Recruitment Privacy Notice for details of how your personal data will be processed by APUC.

Procurement Manager - Operational
Salary £27 - 30k per annum FTE (pro - rated for part - time hours)
(Part time - 3 full days per week or 5 short days per week on school friendly hours)
Location: Inverness - Institution based

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges; it provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a core shared team and at institutions throughout Scotland.

We are recruiting for a Procurement Manager role to work based within the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Executive Office in Inverness, covering a variety of categories and spend areas within the institution as well as ensuring that the relevant supporting activities including systems management and reporting are completed in line with institutional and statutory needs.

The post holder will be an ambassador for APUC, UHI, and the profession generally and will demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and ethical behaviour. APUC is an organisation that continues to develop to meet the dynamic needs of its client institutions, an experienced procurement / supply chain professional with a strong work ethic is therefore sought for this role with the ability and desire to develop further as opportunities and challenges present themselves.

The role offers generous holidays, flexible hours, competitive remuneration, a positive working environment and pension arrangements with employer/employee contribution.

How to Apply


If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to careers@apuc-scot.ac.uk along with covering letter (no more than one page) , explaining why you feel you would like to work with APUC & UHI and in the particular role mentioned, noting your current salary level and working hours.

Before submitting your application please review our Recruitment Privacy Notice for details of how your personal data will be processed by APUC.




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