In House Lawyer | Legal Executive | CILEX Lawyer

Bloom Procurement Services Remote United Kingdom Legal
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Company Description


  • Starting salary £27k + 10% company bonus scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Monday to Friday, flexible working
  • Remote, Head office Gateshead. If based in Northeast, role contract location will be Gateshead but role still remote.
  • 25 days holiday p.a. plus bank holidays and you can also buy up to 5 days, paid back over 12 months (Pro-rata), when you reach 2 years’ service this will rise to 26 days, then 1 day with each year of service up to 5 years
  • Holiday buying scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Birthday leave
  • Electrical vehicle salary sacrifice scheme once probationary period has been passed.

Bloom is an established, sustainability led, fast-growing company that provides a range of services (SoW creation, contract management, payments, invoicing) that support the public sector to deliver social value outcomes at a local and national level. Our purpose is to enable brilliant outcomes today that build a better tomorrow and we are dedicated to creating innovative technology products and solutions that solve real-world problems and make a positive impact on people's lives. We’re recognised as a Sunday Times Best Companies employer 2023 (medium sized) and we pride ourselves on having a supportive culture based on our Trademark Behaviours. Because our people come first, we continuously seek ways to improve our work environment so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive. Some of our initiatives include wellbeing campaigns, learning and development opportunities, anonymous feedback to senior management, mental health first aiders and more…We are looking for a high performing In-House Lawyer / experienced Paralegal/ Legal Executive / or CILEX Lawyer who has successfully delivered timely, commercially based legal advice to or within a business setting to join our ‘One Bloom’ team.


About the role:

Reporting to our Legal Counsel you will be part of our small team providing general legal guidance, assistance, and advice on a day-to-day basis to colleagues in Bloom Procurement Services and its sister company V4 Services.

Purpose of the role:

  • Primarily supporting the business in following the right legal contract compliance procedures, ensuring effective procurement, negotiation and contracting.
  • Reviewing, drafting, negotiating, and amending a varied range of commercial agreements, including IT, consultancy, outsourcing and marketing agreements.
  • Advising on contracts for public sector tenders and assisting in collating the legal aspects of bid responses on behalf of the business.
  • Working closely with colleagues to ensure that the drafting and negotiating of contracts is in line with the strategy and values of the organisation.
  • Providing advice on wider commercial matters, including data protection, use of data within commercial arrangements, IPR, employment matters and potential disputes.
  • To assist all stakeholders progress contractual matters in an efficient manner to ensure business commercial criteria are met whilst managing business risk.
  • Help to develop, draft, and maintain key standard documentation, including core standard agreements, policies, and precedents.
  • Able to undertake legal research and provide clear reports, advice, presentations, and training where required.


About you…

To be considered for the role we are looking for:

  • Experienced paralegal or CILEX in England and Wales, or an equivalent foreign jurisdiction qualification.
  • Evidence of direct relevant experience or PQE at a reputable firm; with some in-house experience desirable.
  • Experience of reviewing and directly negotiating a range of commercial agreements, with the ability to apply legal knowledge in a commercial context.
  • Ideally, you will have knowledge of procurement and PCR 2015/PCA 2023 requirements.
  • Some experience of commercial litigation and/or construction law will be very useful.
  • Knowledge of data protection law and data handling requirements.

Other information

Bloom offers a dynamic supply chain providing the public sector with a marketplace to buy and manage services. We ensure delivery of quality outcomes from our pre-approved and ever-growing network of suppliers and consultants. Our fully compliant open access marketplace is outcomes based meaning the public sector only pays for what is delivered.

We can provide a compliant managed procurement service covering specification development, supplier identification & onboarding, commercial management, and lessons learned upon successful delivery of outcomes.

We make it easier for public sector buyers to deliver on their social value goals through our marketplace and believe in the need to demonstrate innovation and showcase the skills of the SME community including social value that can be generated through every project.

We are an equal opportunities employer; a member of the Armed Forces Covenant and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds.