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 | £55,000 pa + potential 10% bonus
We are currently recruiting a QA/Test Engineer to join our growing tech team. The QA/Test Engineer is responsible for the automated testing infrastructure surrounding the production application software in Bloom’s cloud environments. They are expected to lead on implementing test systems, processes, and practice; and provide significant input into application security, scalability, and performance. Why us? We’re going through an exciting time of change, we’ve had a significant amount of money invested into the business to help us grow and with that, lots of opportunities for personal development. We’re also easy to get along with, which helps!
Salary | £65,000 pa + potential 10% bonus
We are currently recruiting a Cloud Engineer to join our growing technology team. The role of the Cloud Engineer will be helping to build, deploy and operate production application software in Bloom’s cloud environments and will be primary technical expert with respect to DevOps processes and cloud administration; The Cloud Engineer will provide significant input into application security, scalability, and performance. It’s great time to join as we’re currently going through technological transformation with plenty of opportunities to add value and gain fulfilment.
We are currently recruiting a Sourcing Team Leader (x2) for our growing procurement operations team. The Sourcing Team Leader will contribute to our mission of delivering operational excellence and a outstanding customer service by ensuring customer success through leading the sourcing process for our public sector client base. The Sourcing Team Leader will facilitate the growth of their team by providing continuous support, encouragement, and guidance creating an environment whereby team members have the confidence to utilise their own expertise and knowledge to deliver projects from the point of allocation through to delivery, ensuring that all stages of the process are followed efficiently
We’re looking for a Customer Experience Manager to work closely with our client facing teams and customers to ensure they receive excellent customer service and support through the Bloom customer journey. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the purpose of the Customer Experience Manager is to provide an exceptional customer experience by exceeding their expectations throughout the customer journey and meeting their needs through continuous improvement.
We have an opportunity for a confident, enthusiastic and autonomous Marketing Executive who has proven experience of using their campaign management and marketing skills to ensure a maximum Return On Investment. Bloom is growing rapidly and has an ambitious vision, and we are looking for a marketing professional who can develop and roll out integrated campaigns that optimise our digital channels to drive both the acquisition and retention of customers.
The purpose of the Project Delivery Assistant is to ensure that live projects are accurately forecasted, effectively monitored and project information is transparent which will support our wider commercial activities. Supporting the public sector and growing as a business, it really is an exciting opportunity for both meaningful and engaging work.
We’re currently looking to recruit a sales-focused Account Manager, responsible for growing our existing public sector customer base. As part of your role, you’ll be working with to a strong client list including Birmingham City Council, City of London, Cornwall Council, Homes England and more, so there is plenty leverage for you to build a fulfilling and successful career with us!
We’re looking for customer-facing Finance Assistant with experience dealing with a high number of queries (both internally and externally) to join our busy finance team here at Bloom. This role could be highly rewarding for the right candidate as you’re dealing with public sector customers and SMEs across the UK, giving you the opportunity to help make a real difference.
We’re on the lookout for an experienced and organised Team Assistant who can provide business support to members of our Executive Team to ensure the highest level of quality support and successful delivery of priorities and projects. The successful candidate will also be responsible for office coordination, including health and safety, building maintenance, as well as other activities across the wider business.
We have an exciting opportunity for a solutions-focused Business Development Manager to join our growing team and help develop our strategic clients. The successful candidate will focus on identifying and acquiring new, high-value public sector clients using a data driven approach.
Are you an experienced Solution Architect who has been in a principal technical role leading software development? The successful candidate 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.