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:
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 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 are real and true
We are curious
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.
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.
Salary | Up to £28,000 plus potential 10% bonus
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the PA will provide effective and efficient administrative support to the Leadership team 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. They will work in a fast-paced, collaborative culture with the opportunity to fully utilise and showcase their skill set.
Salary | Up to £50,000 plus potential 10% bonus
We are looking for a Senior Automation Engineer to join our Engineering team. The Engineering team are working hard to build a growing, constantly innovating, flat-structured engineering team, where each member of the team can see the vital contribution they are making. You’ll have lots of ownership to shape your role and influence the development of our new team, you’ll be working with the latest cloud-native tech, and you’ll be working in a DevOps environment where everyone is committed to continuous learning, experimentation, and self-improvement.
Salary | Up to £65,000 plus potential 10% bonus
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Engineering team. The team are working hard to build a growing, constantly innovating, flat-structured engineering team, where each member of the team can see the vital contribution they are making. You’ll have lots of ownership to shape your role and influence the development of our new team, you’ll be working with the latest cloud-native tech, and you’ll be working in a DevOps environment where everyone is committed to continuous learning, experimentation, and self-improvement.
Salary | Up to £50,000 plus potential 10% bonus
We have a new opening for a Product Owner to join our growing team! It’ s a fantastic time to join as we have a healthy and supportive culture, the technologies that we’re using and the product that we’re developing will revolutionise what we do and how we do it, and you will be given plenty of autonomy within your role.
The Product Owner Product Owner will contribute to the product roadmap and support software development through working together with our cross-functional development teams. Through engaging with internal and external stakeholders, the Product Owner will create prioritised backlogs of features, epics and stories in line with wider Product and Business objectives.
Salary | £20,850 then up to £21,630 after 6 months plus potential 10% bonus
Reporting to the Project Delivery Team Leader, some accountabilities of the Project 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.
Up to £22,000 + potential 10% bonus
We are currently recruiting a customer facing Finance Assistant who has experience dealing with a high number of queries (both internally and externally) to join our busy finance team at our head office in Gateshead. It is a hybrid role, working in both the office and from home. This role could be highly rewarding for the right candidate as you’re dealing with public sector customers and a lot of SMEs, therefore this is an amazing opportunity to make a real difference.
£23,690 after 6-months,
£25,750 after 12 months + potential 10% bonus
We have an opportunity for a Sourcing Specialist to join our rapidly growing business based in the North-East, making it a great time for you to join the family. The Sourcing Specialist will be working in a collaborative and forward-thinking team environment, every day is different as you deal with a wide range of projects and customers. Social Value is at the heart of the business, we not only seek to deliver high outcomes, but we aim to do it in a way that benefits the community as well for example:
Salary | + Potential bonus
We’re currently recruiting a Sourcing Team Leader who will contribute to our purpose and our vision by 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
Salary | £35k pa + 10% potential bonus
Are you a customer focused and driven contract delivery professional who thrives on seeing projects through until completion? Bloom Procurement Services is offering such a person the opportunity of Procurement Business Partner.
As Procurement Business Partner you would be supporting our public sector customers and suppliers from the beginning of the project until the end, providing excellent customer service by providing contract management support and more across the project lifecycle.
Salary | £25k pa + 10% potential bonus
We have an opportunity for a Sales 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 Sales Executive plays an intrinsic role in the identification and management of new business opportunities with both existing and new clients (buyers and suppliers).
The core objective is to identify and cultivate new business opportunities through proactive outbound activity (calls, emails and social channels), whilst owning and managing the incoming lead process for the Client Solutions, Client Engagement and Central Government and Blue Light teams. Once qualified, using a robust sales qualification process, the Sales Executive will make meeting appointments with the appropriate team member to progress and then close.