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Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£36,117 - £39,489 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
Work From Home:

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Job Vacancy


We are seeking dynamic individuals to act as Procurement Officers and to lead in nominated spend categories to deliver the Council’s procurement objectives, targets and savings

The post will be based in Midlothian House, Dalkeith. The Council have, however, adopted a “digital by default” strategy and, where possible, you will be expected to work remotely with attendance at Midlothian House being on an exception basis.

Working in Midlothian presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take us forward in our desire to be a high performing, citizen-focused and modern local authority. As the fastest growing local authority in Scotland, the Procurement Officer will deliver forward-looking services fit for a modern 21st Century organisation.



The post demands extensive technical, specialist and theoretical knowledge which will have been attained by achieving Corporate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (Graduate Diploma), and/or through by a period of relevant working experience demonstrating an excellent knowledge of procurement legislation, regulations, standards, procedures and techniques relevant to local government and of current issues facing local government. Proven experience in procurement operations is required, including specification writing, conducting the full tendering process through to evaluation and award of contract. Knowledge of modern procurement practices, including development of sourcing strategies, category management and e-procurement.

Experience of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of organisation and individuals, particularly in negotiating, tendering and challenging existing practice. Jobholder will attend internal and external working groups to discuss procurement best practice and the implementation of legislative changes.


CLOSING DATE  - Sunday 6th February 2022

INTERVIEW DATE  - Week commencing 14th February 2022



Job Advert

Position Title: Procurement Officer                      

Position Number: RAE0097          

Directorate: Place               

Location: Midlothian House                                              

Contract Status: Permanent          

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: Please State                 

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £36,117.53 per annum.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.