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Midlothian House 40 46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£40,349 - £43,956 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
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Job Vacancy


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

The post will be based at Midlothian House, Dalkeith although the post holder will also be expected to work remotely.

Working in Midlothian presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take the Council forward in our desire to be a high performing, citizen focussed and modern local authority. The Procurement Officer will deliver forward-looking services fit for a modern 21st century organisation and help ensure the Council’s procurement of goods, services and works delivers best value. 


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), augmented 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.

Experience of Scottish procurement Regulations

CLOSING DATE - 3rd June 2024

INTERVIEW DATE - week commencing 10th June 2024

Job Advert

Position Title: Procurement Officer

Position Number: RAE0097

Directorate: Place

Location: Midlothian House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday

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 £40,349.75 per annum.


Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you.

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.

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