Procurement Officer

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

Procurement Officer

Starting salary from £28,174

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Hybrid working

Posted 5 days ago, 11 Jun | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: 05-07-2024 (In 18 days)

job Ref: REQ00473

Full Job Description

About Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS)

The SCTS has an open, collaborative and positive working environment, that make it a unique place to work, learn and develop. We are an independent body providing administrative support to the Scottish Courts, devolved Tribunals and the Office of the Public Guardian. We believe that an efficient and effective courts and tribunals system is a vital part of any healthy community. We process data which is sensitive and deals with matters of a private nature, this often can result in staff interacting with vulnerable members of society or having access to personal and confidential information. Thanks to the people, buildings, and services we provide, our hard work means that people can continue to assert their rights and seek support from the justice system whenever they may need to. We are building a system based on trust, communication, and confidence, and with your help we can continue to nurture an environment where justice is done and can be seen to be done.

About the role

The Procurement Officer is responsible for assisting with the efficient delivery of the Procurement service including governance, professional advice, support, guidance, training and project administration. You will support procurement projects for SCTS varying in size and value and lead a portfolio of lower risk / value projects across various categories of spend.

Working with and influencing stakeholders you will support the delivery of the Procurement Reform Programme realising identifiable savings, contribute to the wider public sector economic and sustainability agenda and play a key part in delivering a robust procurement service across SCTS.

You will also work in collaboration with partners, e.g. the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). You may be required, with support, to resolve complex issues when necessary to achieve outcomes providing robust commercial advice and guidance to stakeholders. You may also be required, from time-to-time, to support the management of key SCTS suppliers and contracts.

You will be based in Saughton House, Edinburgh which is accessible by bus, train, and bicycle; it is also on the Edinburgh tram line. Extensive office parking is available on site. A Hybrid Working Policy is in place and you will be expected to be in the office at least 2 days per week with the remainder working from home. The provision to work 5 days per week in the office is available to those who require this. Occasional business travel will be required. 

Why you should join us:

As a key player in the administration of justice we provide a challenging and highly rewarding work environment. We are a values-driven organisation: our three values Respect, Service, and Excellence are brought to life every day, regardless of what team you’re in or what projects you’re working on.

Some of the benefits our employees can access include:

·      flexible working arrangements;

·      various policies aimed at helping you balance the needs of your work and home life,

·      exclusive offers and discounts including vision care

·      25 days holiday entitlement, 11.5 days Public and Privilege holidays

·      civil service pension

·      opportunities for career progression including access to funding for further education and vocational qualifications.

·      We are also moving from a 37 hour week to 35 hours on 1st October

Further information

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. As a Disability Confident Employer SCTS is committed to making our recruitment process as accessible as possible and welcome applications from everyone. All candidates who consider themselves to be disabled in terms of the Equality Act 2010, and who meet the minimum pass mark for all essential criteria examples, will be invited to interview, even if other candidates score higher. The interviews themselves will then all be marked equally. We will consider and implement any reasonable adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment process and during the course of your employment, should you be successful in securing a post.  

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on Sunday 23rd June 

Interviews are anticipated to be held Friday 5th July