We are looking for an individual with experience of bid writing at a senior level who, ideally, also has experience of managing the bid function. You will lead a small team of 2 bid writers and an assistant, reporting to, and working with the Head of New Business. This is a new position created to further develop the department to manage increasing workloads whilst maintaining ongoing success.

Main Duties:

· Responsible for the timely planning, management, and completion of selection questionnaires and tender submissions through the various stages of the procurement process,

· Manage multiple deadlines,

· Read and review all associated client documentation provided with the bid,

· Research and write information to support bids,

· Establish an excellent knowledge of the company’s experiences, activities and USPs,

· Manage the development and maintenance of the bid library,

· Ensure accurate and up to date information is used in all documents,

· Reviewing bid submissions for quality and accuracy,

· Manage feedback in line with department processes,

· Create/assist with PowerPoint presentations,

· Research and compose case studies.

· Attend bidder conferences and dialogue sessions as required.

· Provide administrative support as required.

· Any other reasonable management request.

Skills and Experience

Essential

· A level in English or similar writing-based subject (A-C grade)

· Significant bid writing & tender management experience

· Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

· Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)

· Excellent literacy skills with a flair for creative writing

· High levels of attention to detail

· Excellent organisational and planning skills, able to deal with conflicting priorities

· Able to work in a busy, fast-moving environment

· Works well independently and is self-motivated

· Able to work flexibly and to tight timescales, some longer hours (in lieu)

· Ability to fully engage with all levels of employees

Desirable

· Experience working with a Main Contractor

· Experience of Social Housing and Local Authority clients

· Preferably educated to degree standard or someone with Business Administration qualifications

Additional Information

Location: Office based at Head Office (Sidcup DA14)

May need to visit sites, so a driving license is essential

Hours: 8am to 5pm (1 hour for lunch)

Holiday, plus bank holidays and Christmas off

Salary: £45k - £50k (dependant on experience)

Initial probationary period of 6 months

As part of the interview process you will be required to complete a short aptitude test.

If you would like to apply for the position please send your CV and a covering letter to the same address.

All applications are assessed in line with Equal Opportunities Regulations and held in line with Data Protection Regulations.

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