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It’s our Team of Procurement Specialists working together that have enabled us to create a multi award-winning procurement consultancy, recognised as a trusted expert in both the public and private sectors. We offer high quality procurement and commercial services enabling our clients to drive financial performance, improve supplier relationships and compliance and create legacy solutions that extend long after our involvement.

We are also passionate about raising the profile of procurement, using our knowledge and experience to develop creative and client focused solutions and holding social value at the heart of everything we do.

As a member of the Team we also want you to be passionate about the things that make Barkers outstanding. Working constructively and collaboratively with our clients to understand their needs and develop bespoke solutions alongside upskilling existing teams to create sustainable benefits and high performing procurement functions.

In return we can offer you the support and benefits to enable you to both continue your personal development and maximise the opportunity for you to be successful.

Take a look at what we offer and check out the feedback from some of our fantastic Team.

Opportunities to join the team

Enquire about becoming a Consultant at Barkers

What We Offer

Ethics Led

Alongside delivering significant long-term value to our clients, we also facilitate social value in our communities. Recognised by CIPS and BiTC, we are committed to using our skills and experience to support a range of charities and community groups.

Qualified, Connected Network

Our consultants have typically 15-30 years’ experience, coupled with qualifications ranging from MCIPs through to PhDs. Many are recognised as industry experts. This wealth of knowledge helps us to constantly up-skill our team.

Inclusive Culture

Inclusivity is key to our culture, and we endeavour, through agile and flexible working patterns and our commitment to BiTC’s Ban the Box campaign, to promote equal opportunities and hire based 100% on talent and ability.

Social Enterprise

We support a range of charities using our skills and experience to provide free professional advice. We have also established our own social enterprise, Lifescape, to support excluded workers in the North-West.


Using our experience and expertise, we are able to offer our clients a range of the latest digital procurement tools. We are also industry leaders in procurement thinking which we share at key industry events and through our white papers.

“I joined Barkers as it afforded me the ability to work in a flexible way and allowed me to spread my time over a multitude of different clients and industries. My most interesting assignment to date was the Seven Forces Strategic Collaboration. A large-scale procurement consolidation across multiple police forces which brought a range of challenges. As a Consultant at Barkers, I am able to work from home which allows me to better manage my time across personal life and other interests that I hold. I would encourage anyone who is interested to become part of the Barkers team.”

Luke Foster, Procurement Analyst, Barkers Commercial Services

“From my first interactions with Barkers I was struck by the level of passion and expertise of the people and their commitment to social values. I have found Barkers to be a caring company that designs its assignments in a way that addresses personal needs. Their approach of deploying small teams on assignments is a great learning opportunity for even the most experienced. Barkers offers great assignments. For example, I recently developed and deployed the IT Sourcing Strategy for a Global FMCG company. Barkers is a highly supportive, friendly, collaborative environment.”

Mark Elkington, Delivery Director, Barkers Commercial Services

Benefits and Perks

  • Personal Growth 

We are passionate about learning. Exciting client opportunities, coupled with our structured support, enable you to grow and develop.  

  • Trusted Team

The knowledge, insight and support from a Team of experienced and highly qualified industry professionals. 

  • Diverse Experience 

No two assignments or clients are the same. Grow your experience, learn new skills, develop your network, challenge yourself.  

  • Get Creative 

An in-house team to support you to write blogs and white papers, enabling you to share your message and increase your visibility.

  • Balanced Approach 

A commitment to ensure a healthy work-life balance, flexible working and assignments that also work for you. 

  • Social-Value Led 

Opportunities to support your chosen charities or increase your social value currency with our partner programmes.  

  • Great Connections

Stay connected with the wider team through our monthly e-newsletter, live Director VLOGs and regular WhatsApp chat.

Whilst working for Barkers you are likely to be outside IR35.

We’re Diverse and Proud

Ban The Box
Disability Confident
Armed Forces Covenant

Our Approach to IR35 Compliance

Whilst working for Barkers you are likely to be outside of IR35. 

  • Barkers Consultants never fill a vacant permanent role within an organisation; our assignments are fluid and diverse to reflect the complexity of the client’s challenge 
  • Our Consultants may work with multiple clients at any one time, and our contracts allow for supply of substitute resource providing continuity of service whatever the circumstances 
  • Our contracts explicitly state the remit of our Consultants and are terminated at the end of each assignment 
  • Barkers contracts outline the key milestones required by the client, and we typically invoice based on completion of these 
  • Our Consultants never appear on an organisational chart; they are contractually distant from the organisation’s core structure and do not receive employee benefits such as holiday pay, sick pay or pension payments 
  • All Barkers’ Consultants use their own equipment and software in a client setting making them fully self-reliant and self-directing in the delivery of our assignments. 

Get In Touch

If you’re passionate about Procurement and have the drive and determination to provide outstanding client solutions, we’d love to hear from you.

Once submitted, your details will be sent to our team and if we have a suitable position that matches your area of expertise, we’ll be in touch. You’ll also be added to our Consultancy Network so you’ll receive a monthly email from us to enable us to stay connected.

If you’d like to have an informal initial conversation about your application please email

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