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50 Prospecthill Road, G42 9LB
£38,000 - £44,000 per year
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35.625 hours per week
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Who are APUC?

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

We currently employ around 85 people, many of whom are based in Colleges and Universities but with some based in our regional offices in Stirling (HQ), Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Glasgow Clyde College

Glasgow Clyde College is a fast-paced, exciting environment with a tendering pipeline covering Estates, ICT, Professional Services and more. Reporting (in College terms) to the Assistant Principal for Finance & Infrastructure the Procurement Manager will have a senior, influential role within the College, contributing directly to its success. Procurement is well-regarded within the College – APUC have provided a shared service here since around 2013.

Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Head of the Glasgow Region Procurement Team, in this role you will work for APUC but be based within Glasgow Clyde College, covering a variety of spend areas within the College as well as ensuring that the relevant supporting activities including systems management and reporting are completed in line with institutional and statutory needs. The Procurement Manager will form part of the collaborative Glasgow Region Procurement Team.

The procurement manager will:

• have proven experience of working within a similar role

• have end to end tendering experience with appropriate knowledge of public procurement regulations.

Of particular importance is excellent stakeholder management, communication skills and the ability to be self-directed.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills

• Have outstanding and highly responsive customer management skills;

• Be of high intellectual calibre, with the highest ethical standards;

• Have the essential competencies of clarity of purpose, self confidence, integrity and strong influencing power;

• Have significant knowledge of Scottish/UK procurement legislation as it relates to the HE/FE sector;

• Have considerable understanding of the key ethical/social & environmental impacts of multi-level supply chain management

• Be conversant with generic (contract law etc) legal aspects of supply chain management

• Advanced knowledge of the principles of contract drafting and negotiation


• Preferably have at least three years procurement experience in an organisation with best in class purchasing practices

• Be experienced in tendering and supply chain management methodologies

• Data analysis experience and production of management reports

• Advanced spreadsheet skills and the ability to use financial models to present efficiency performance

• Report writing

Contacts and Relationships

• The post holder must build strong working relationships with all stakeholders and develop the reputation of APUC Limited as a source of expert guidance and support both to institutional customers and suppliers

• They must be able to win authoritative respect quickly among the client community


• It is recognised that that post holder may have a small amount of competencies either at the level below (which shall be deemed to be areas for development) or the level above that noted as required. Salary levels and actual responsibilities shall vary therefore accordingly.

Brief Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment

Employer (Head Office)

Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen, Stirling, FK8 2DZ

Grade and Salary

The appointment will be made on the following salary scales depending on experience and qualifications:

£38,000 - £44,000 per annum

Any cost-of-living increases are normally awarded on 1st August each year.

Contract Type

Permanent, Full Time


Glasgow Clyde College has 3 campuses. This role will mainly be based at the Langside campus.

Langside Campus, 50 Prospecthill Road, Glasgow, G42 9LB

Anniesland Campus, 19 Hatfield Drive, Glasgow, G12 0YE

Cardonald Campus, 690 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow, G52 3AY

Hybrid working arrangements are currently in place. Full time staff work 40% of their week based in the office (at least 2 days per week)

Hours of Work

APUC has a 9.5-day fortnight working pattern (35.625 weekly hours)

8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday one week, and 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am until 12.15pm on the alternative Friday. Flexible start and end times can be offered.


Annual Leave

26 days annual leave plus 14 fixed/floating days (public holidays). Annual Leave and Bank Holiday entitlement is pro-rated for part time employees.


All employees are automatically enrolled into the company pension scheme. Employee and employer contributions are matched at 5% with options to increase employee contributions if desired.

Cycle To Work

The cycle to work scheme enables you to obtain a bike and/or cycling accessories under a loan agreement to use for riding to work and allows you to pay for the loan via salary sacrifice thus making tax and National Insurance savings. You are also free to use the bike and equipment for your own leisure.


Discounts on over 260 big brands, supermarkets, online shops, on the high street and gym memberships. Car hire discounts with Arnold Clark

Mobile Phones

We offer all employees the choice between a company mobile phone, or to use their own device for work purposes with a monthly allowance of £15 (subject to tax and NI)


APUC aims to provide a safe and supportive working environment for all its employees. We have a team of trained Mental Health First Aiders, and all our people managers are trained to provide support for employees experiencing mental health issues.

Employee Assistance Programme is a free benefits service that is provided to all staff and is fully funded by APUC. The online portal and app offer a library of health and wellbeing articles and resources on nutrition and fitness, including yoga videos and a range of Iifestyle information. Counselling services are available from specialised dedicated counsellors who are on hand to help over the telephone, via video and face to face.

Wellbeing activities and events are organised throughout the year in accordance with key national mental and physical health awareness dates.

Staff Development

APUC runs a Procurement Skills Development programme each year for procurement professionals across the Higher and Further Education sector – course details are published annually with courses free to attend (subject to availability). Internally we offer regular training, career development and a variety of funding options to enable candidates to pursue professional and leadership qualifications. Regular performance reviews are in place to help shape professional development.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to, along with covering letter (no more than one page), explaining why you feel you would like to work with APUC and Glasgow Clyde College, noting your current salary level and notice period.