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!

 

Learn more about the Bloom Team!

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

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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STATUS: OPEN

Procurement Consultant

Salary | Up to £45K+ potential 10% bonus

REMOTE / HOME BASED

V4 Services, a trusted partner to the public sector, have a strong pipeline of projects that are due to come online soon across procurement transformation, business growth, leisure, culture & tourism, built environment and regeneration, and health and social care. As a result, we are looking for a self-motivated and independent Procurement Consultant who is comfortable working remotely to provide procurement and contractual advice and support for the delivery of public sector transformation projects. You will be joining a close-knit team of talented individuals working on some exciting social outcome-based projects. As a growing business, there is potential for this role to go perm if the business needs are there.

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STATUS: OPEN

Personal Assistant

Salary | Up to £28K+ potential 10% bonus

GATESHEAD/ HOMEBASED

Bloom Procurement Services’ purpose is to deliver brilliant outcomes today that build a better tomorrow, we have a culture based on trademark behaviours which enables all of us to thrive, and we place social value at the heart of what we do. We are a unique collaborative team and we’re looking to grow. We’re looking to hire a Personal Assistant who thrives when under pressure and who adapts well to change to provide effective and efficient administrative support to the CEO, Founder and CFO at the highest level of quality. You will work with the Chief of Staff to help drive and ensure successful delivery of all CEO/Founder Office priorities, using excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will work in a fast-paced, collaborative culture with the opportunity to thrive in a high-trust, high-impact environment.

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STATUS: OPEN

Project Delivery Team Leader

Salary | Up to 28K+ potential 10% bonus

GATESHEAD/HYBRID

Bloom Procurement Services is an award-winning organisation whose purpose is to deliver better outcomes today that build a better tomorrow. We’re the only procurement business to have Social Value Level 2 accreditation in the UK, and with 88% of suppliers with SME status, we open opportunities for smaller businesses to work on important projects across the public sector. Our culture is all about being ‘real and true’, ‘working together’, and ‘curiosity’, creating an environment where the careers of our employees can be nourished and flourish.

We have an opportunity for a self-motivated individual to fulfil the role of Project Delivery Team Leader. Within this role you’d be given the opportunity to lead in the development of your own team, being fully supported by your leader. The successful individual will lead a highly motivated Project Delivery Assistants in ensuring the commercial aspects of our projects are realised.

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STATUS: OPEN

Head of Sourcing

Salary | Up to 51k + potential 25% bonus

GATESHEAD/HYBRID

Bloom Procurement Services is currently recruiting a Head of Sourcing to lead, develop, and drive a high-performing team environment within the Bloom sourcing function, ensuring customer satisfaction and adherence to best practice and compliance policies. The role holder proactively manages the resourcing and quality aspects of the sourcing team’s delivery, ensuring SLAs are met and that the Bloom sourcing service is industry leading, effective and delivers cost savings and value for Bloom’s clients.

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STATUS: OPEN

Customer Experience Officer

Salary | £23k pa + 10% potential bonus

HOME BASED/GATESHEAD

Bloom Procurement Services is currently recruiting a Customer Experience Officer to work closely with our client facing teams and customers to ensure they receive excellent customer service and support through the Bloom customer journey. Our customers are public sector organisations e.g., Met Police, DBS, various NHS bodies, local councils and more, therefore you have a real opportunity to make an impact through the work that you do.

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