At Bloom, we strive to be the best, both for our customers and each other. We never forget the importance of what we do, and how the outcomes positively benefit the communities in which we all live.

We believe in the talent of our people. Work with others who are passionate and care about what they do. Thrive in a culture built on hard work and team spirit, where you add real value.  You’ll have an impact on our mission to deliver an outstanding customer experience, and in making the vision a reality.

The journey will sometimes be challenging, yet you’ll learn and grow, and always know you’ve made a difference.

We are Bloom

We offer a dynamic supply chain providing the public sector with a marketplace to buy and manage services. Those services turn in to projects that make a difference, and ultimately make the places we all call home, better places to live. We are always looking for people with diverse backgrounds who can join us. Hear from some of our customers about how what we do has helped them:

 

Recent case studies

Since our journey began back in 2012, we have seen the business grow, change and evolve into the one we are proud of today.

Our colleague community is still growing, and we want you to be a part of it. We’re proud of our award nominations and wins. But that’s not what makes us, us. It is our family and community spirit – we all want to see each other succeed and thrive both professionally and personally, in an environment where colleagues are valued. As a result, we’ve introduced several benefits, flexible working, and we do fun things at work like charity fundraising – there’s even been a bit of pancake tossing!

Meet the Team

Why should you consider us for your next role? Well there are a number of reasons – we are fast-growing which means you are always learning, we empower our teams, we work in an open culture of transparency, and we really want to make Bloom somewhere people enjoy working every day. And of course, we have fun along the way! But rather than us tell you why you should choose Bloom, we thought it would be best if we let the team tell you why they think Bloom would be the right place for you.

*Disclaimer – we sometimes run out of tea and coffee, so if that is a dealbreaker for you, you should probably walk away now…but please don’t judge!

 

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Perks and Benefits

Holidays

You can take up to 25 days annual leave – plus the 8 bank holidays – and you can also buy up to 5 days, paid back over 12 months.

Bonus

We want to reward all of us for our success, therefore every colleague is eligible for our bonus scheme. You don’t have to wait for that once a year, we run it quarterly, keeping our focus on the short as well as the long term.

A Great Place to Work

Our Gateshead Quayside workspace (with a lovely outdoor area for creative thinking, or just relaxing!) makes it easy to reach us. Those visiting our customers, or at home, never lose touch, with our first rate technology allowing us to communicate and collaborate easily.

Wellbeing

We support our colleagues in and out of work – we offer a wellbeing hub, pension scheme, paid sick leave, free health cash plan, cycle to work scheme, discounts on healthy life initiatives, and more.

Wellbeing

When it comes to wellness in the workplace, we are always looking at ways we can improve the happiness of our team.  As a close-knit team, we understand that energy is catching, and for us to succeed as a business we ensure we are doing whatever we can to look after everyone. We offer:

  • Management training to ensure they can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of their teams, and what to do if a colleague is going through a difficult situation or time.
  • An online support tool in partnership with Healthy Performance.
  • Development plans with peer led mentoring: this is a fantastic opportunity for people to give back and learn new skills!
  • A health cash plan and counselling support services.

Our Vision, Mission, Purpose and Trademark Behaviours

At Bloom it is our Vision to provide a professional services marketplace that delivers brilliant outcomes. It is our Mission to deliver an outstanding customer experience and maximum value for every pound spent on professional services, whilst ensuring our Purpose of enabling brilliant outcomes today that build a better tomorrow is always at the heart of what we do.

At Bloom your voice and your opinion matter – so much so we have partnered with Hive HR and launched a platform to allow our people to provide feedback at any time, which means we are always listening! In addition, we have co-created our Trademark Behaviours to move us towards a commitment culture. These behaviours are our non-negotiable behaviours and were developed with input from across the business, led by our very own cultural architects.

 

 

We work together

  • We take responsibility for our actions and consider their impact on others
  • We make time to understand the people we work with
  • We share ideas, information and experience
  • We take the whole team on the journey

We are real and true

  • We welcome difference
  • We support each other
  • We do what we say we will do
  • We treat people with respect

We are curious

  • We take the initiative
  • We ask ourselves, is there a better way?
  • We use mistakes to learn and improve

Social Value

At Bloom we are making it easier for public sector buyers to deliver on their social value goals through our marketplace. Not only that, we are making positive steps to promote social value within the business. We encourage people to go out into their communities, each colleague gets a day per year to support a charity.

We are proud to be part of the ‘Building My Skills’ employability programme ran by the Esh Group. It gives secondary school students the opportunity to gain a well rounded introduction to the world of work, learning how to write CV’s, answer questions in interviews, and understand the career paths available. Not only does it benefit the students, it also has a lasting effect on those colleagues involved.

 

Our social value goals

 

Living Wage Employer

 

Living Wage Employer

 

Bloom is proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff working for us will earn a real Living Wage.

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week.

Thousands of organisations, including Bloom, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. 

This commitment applies to not only directly employed staff but also to our third party contracted staff. The Living Wage movement has benefited hundreds of thousands of families by enabling them to earn a wage they can live on. 

You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk.

Current Vacancies

STATUS: OPEN

Data Engineer

Salary | Up to £75k pa + 10% potential bonus

REMOTE

We have a newly created opportunity for a Data Engineer to join our growing Technology team. The Data Engineer will be building pipelines to integrate our various applications as well as a new platform for reporting. This will form the foundation for delivering data insights to us and our customers, meaning many exciting challenges requiring creative solutions from engineers showing curiosity and innovation. You will get to work with a close-knit team using the latest technology and have opportunities to learn to continue your professional development.

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STATUS: OPEN

IT Support Analyst

Salary | Up to £30k pa + 10% potential bonus

GATESHEAD, HYBRID WORKING

We have a new opportunity for an IT Support Analyst (known internally as the Technology Services Analyst) because of growth within the team and business. It is a varied role that offers the person in the role training and support. The role also offers a foundation for progressing into other areas of the business such as the data or engineering team, depending upon longer term career aspirations.

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STATUS: OPEN

New Business Executive

Salary | £23k pa + 10% potential bonus

GATESHEAD

We have an opportunity for a New Business Executive to join our Client Solutions team in a highly rewarding role, where you’re supporting public sector customers deliver impactful projects for society. The New Business Executive plays an intrinsic role in the identification and management of new business opportunities with both existing and new clients (buyers and suppliers).

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STATUS: OPEN

PA and Hub Coordinator

Salary | Up to £32,000 plus potential 10% bonus

GATESHEAD

Bloom Procurement Services helps the public sector deliver brilliant outcomes today that build a better tomorrow. We’re an award-winning business and we’ve committed to creating a working environment that empowers our people to thrive. We’re recruiting a self-starting individual into our PA & Hub Coordinator role. The PA & Hub Coordinator will provide effective and efficient administrative support to the CDO, COO and CTO at the highest level of quality. They will be agile in their approach with a deep understanding and focus on the importance of delivering exceptional day-to-day administrative assistance. A key part of the role is the coordination of our team hub, with a primary objective of creating and maintaining a forward-thinking “destination workspace” for our hybrid team.

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STATUS: OPEN

Project Delivery Assistant

Salary | £20,850 then up to £21,630 after 6 months plus potential 10% bonus

GATESHEAD/HYBRID

Bloom Procurement Services enables brilliant outcomes today to build a better tomorrow, achieved through our professional services marketplace for the Public Sector. So far, we have helped our public sector clients deliver a range of projects including initiatives that tackle challenges such as child obesity, homelessness, and county lines drug-trafficking. We want to continue with the successful delivery and support of these projects, we are therefore looking to recruit a Project Delivery Assistant to join our growing team.

As a growing business with meaning and purpose that offers flexibility and moves with change rather than resisting it, we offer an environment that is supportive and caring. If you’re looking for a place where you feel welcome, valued, and you want to grow personally and professionally, then we could be the perfect place for you.

Reporting to the Project Delivery Team Leader, some accountabilities of the Project Delivery Assistant include: Organising, holding, and running project kick off meetings with project stakeholders Proactive risk management of projects with a focus on schedule, costs, and quality Working with our commercial management team to address and resolve project issues that arise post contract.

Relationship management and stakeholder engagement with supplier stakeholders Supporting the monthly service delivery revenue process and activities Ensuring project outcomes are delivered to agree milestones and fees, payment adherence to agreed payment processes and payment requests are accurate.

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STATUS: OPEN

Communications Executive

Salary | Up to £32K+ potential 10% bonus

REMOTE

Bloom Procurement Services is a business that helps its public sector customers deliver brilliant outcomes today that build a better tomorrow and we’re looking to hire self-directed and curious Communications Executive to create our annual communications plan, creating content to establish Bloom as a thought leader within our target markets and categories. The post holder is required to harness real world data and insights, overlaid with Bloom data to create content that catches the attention of our target audience and supports the replication and application of requirements across current customers and prospects.

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