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Procurement Administrator

  • Part time
  • £16,700 – £18,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh – institution based
  • Closing 6th April 2020

  • Advertised from 6th March 2020
  • Part-Time / Flexible Hours. Salary: pro-rated to 0.5FTE


Advanced Procurement for Universities & Colleges Ltd (APUC) is the centre of procurement expertise and shared service provider for, and jointly owned by, all of Scotland’s Universities and Colleges, with offices in Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow, but with staff based throughout Scotland in member institutions.

Owing to ongoing organisational development, we are looking to expand our team. Successful candidates will be employed by APUC and work directly in client Institutions.

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a procurement administrator to work within a client University in Edinburgh providing a supporting role to the Procurement management team.

The purpose of the role is to assist in day-to-day supply chain / procurement management activities including tendering, contract management and managing e-procurement activity. The role will have a strong customer focus requiring daily engagement with University stakeholders and a requirement to work quickly and efficiently within the Procurement Team. This is a rare opportunity to work in a role that offers development opportunities to management level over time that can be worked on a part time basis. Experience of working in a procurement environment would be an advantage but strong organisation skills and attention to details are key.

Hours of work will be 20 hours per week over 5 days (4 hours per day). Whilst it is expected that the hours of work will cover the core times of 9.30am until 2.30pm or 10am until 3pm (assuming 1 hour for lunch), there is some flexibility around start and end times.

Desired skills for the role:

· Customer focused

· Excellent organisation & communication skills

· Proficient in the use of standard MS packages – MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word

· The ability to operate independently and effectively as well as being an integral member of the team

The above role offers competitive remuneration, a positive, flexible working environment and a HE/FE sector pension scheme with employee/employer contributions. APUC are an employee-centric organisation and offer a wide range of employee benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement.

Application notes

If you are interested in applying, please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to along with a one page covering letter, explaining why you feel you would like to work with APUC and in the particular role mentioned, noting your current salary level.