Careers at ESPO

About ESPO

We’re a unique organisation, owned by the public sector and sharing their values and ethos but operating with a commercial edge. We buy for our 25,000 product catalogue, on behalf of the wider public sector in establishing market leading high value frameworks as well as specific projects . Put simply, we buy everything from milk and building materials to electricity, pest control, office supplies and beyond.
As a specialist procurement body we have a 70-strong diverse team of procurement specialists; we lead the way in our sector and pride ourselves on establishing billion pound procurement solutions, saving millions of pounds for the public sector in the process. In recognition of our work, we have been externally recognised with a number of awards from for our procurement work and the savings we achieve.
ESPO may be a procurement organisation at heart, but this activity is supported by wide range of roles across many different disciplines including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations (Warehouse Management and Transport Planning) and Customer Services. So even if procurement isn’t your thing, ESPO can still help you to progress your career.

What we offer

We have modern, open plan offices with excellent transport links from many Midlands cities and a friendly and supportive workplace environment. We offer flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, a contributory pension scheme, training (including professional CIPS qualification) and the opportunity to develop your career within ESPO.

Current opportunities

Our current opportunities are primarily advertised on the East Midlands Shared Services website. We also occasionally advertise vacancies at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in a procurement, graduate or work placement role with us, please visit the pages linked below to find out more about the types of roles available.


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