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 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:
In 2019 we saved £42m of public money by helping our customers deliver their projects under budget. We intend to better this in 2020 and beyond. 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
At Bloom it is our Mission to deliver operational excellence and an outstanding customer experience for our growing community of buyers and suppliers. It is our Vision provide a global marketplace that delivers innovation, insight and value for all.
Whether you’re the managing director, an apprentice or a new starter, your voice and your opinion matters – so much so, we had a colleague-led task force that developed the values that have become part of our daily lives.
We excel through quality and are proud of who we are. Passion is our driving force, energising all that we do.
We act with Integrity, openness and honesty, and have courage to do the right thing.
We take Accountability for our actions and commit to bringing positive change in the communities we support.
We recognise that diversity brings Innovation and our people are our strength. We lead the way. We treat everyone with respect, compassion and empathy.
We Care about each other and want to be the best we can be. We are stronger and better together.
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.
Salary | £30k pa
Are you a professional services procurement officer who has gained experience across a range of categories, ideally within the public sector or not-for-profit sector and would you like the opportunity to work on a variety of public sector projects within a dynamic and high performing professional services business? Bloom is currently recruiting an experienced procurement professional with a keen eye for identifying risks, compliance, and quality issues relating to the procurement process. This is a newly created role joining a growing family.
Salary | £70-75k pa
3 year Fixed Term Contract
We are looking for an experienced Solution Architect who has been in a principal technical role leading software development. You will be responsible for making architecture and design choices across applications and within modules of our next generation eCommerce platform, and for setting technical standards for all internal and partner software development. Your role is critical in ensuring that the designs meet the current and future needs of the business, with a focus on achieving strategic technical aims around scalability, automation, and customer experience.
Salary | £75-80k pa
3 year Fixed Term Contract
We are looking for a Programme Manager who has extensive experience in leading and managing the establishment and delivery of internal technology led transformation programmes across organisations. With experience of working to Waterfall and Scrum/Agile methodologies, you will play a key role in the development and roll out of our future technology roadmap programme and portfolio of related transformational projects. To be successful, you’ll have a demonstrable background of delivering large scale programmes on time and to budget, recognising the benefits outlined at the outset.
Salary | £45-50k pa
3 year Fixed Term Contract
The PMO will support the Programme Manager in the day to day management of our internal technology led transformation programme. You will be responsible for managing the framework for delivery, governance, and implementing the structures, processes and policies required to ensure the successful delivery of the programme’s key milestones. To be successful, you will have strong evidenced knowledge of implementing and maintaining information, risk and issue, quality and assurance, and benefits management strategies.
Salary | £35k pa basic, plus 20% bonus potential and uncapped commission
Are you a motivated and experienced sales professional looking to work for a purpose-driven business who helps their government customers make a positive difference to local communities? Joining as a Client Solutions Manager, this role will see you working in our Commercial team to identify and convert new business opportunities from inbound enquiries, data and previous customers.