Assistant Bid Writer (6397)


Fixed Term Contract (3 months), Part-Time ,21 hours per week

c£21,000 per annum

Brilliant benefits
We offer 29 days holiday plus public/bank holidays pro-rata, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, pension scheme where we contribute up to 7%, an employee discount portal and much more.

The Role:

You will be accountable for the provision of logistical and specialised documentation that supports the end-to-end process of the workload that passes through the Bid team, with an overall view of enabling the successful win of high value bids. You will ensure that the written bid submission is accurate, well presented and timely. You will also provide general administration support to the BD England team.

You will make a difference by:

- By analysing and preparing responses to Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire and Expressions of Interest submissions that contribute to a successful tender submission and eventual win.

- By collating and articulating bid information in order to ensure succinct responses and compliance linked to securing new business income.

- By obtaining information from commissioners, internal services, and key stakeholders to proactively review to utilise through an enhanced application and presentation, in order that a compliant and winning bid is submitted within pre-determined deadlines.

- By Identifying tasks with a clear brief and timeline for completion to specialist and operational management to enable submission of a compliant and successful tender.

- By ensuring bid submission compliance through the formatting and collating of key and other supporting documents to a high standard.

- By maintaining regular communication and protocols both verbal and in writing and utilising other established office systems, to ensure that the tendering team are aware of all developments, in line with the bid process.

What are we looking for from you? 

- Good level of education including GCSE's and A Levels; Degree level would be welcome but not essential.

- Experience of working to deadlines and working with complex data to identify priorities and to create a compelling narrative.

- Ideally some experience of bid work; transferable experience will also be acceptable.

- Experience of children's social care.

- High level of IT skills including ability to use graphic design programmes to support bid production.

- High level written skills, the ability to translate and structure complex information in a simple, straightforward, and logical way.

- Ability to gather and manage intelligence to complete PQQ/SQ's.

- Undertake or organise desk research to inform the development of a winning bid.

If you need support in applying or have any questions call David Simpson, Recruitment Partner, on 01923 361732 or email david.simpson@actionforchildren.org.uk

We may stop taking applications early than advertised if we find the right person. So, try to get your application in early.

The way we work  

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Learn more about our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.   

For safe and happy childhoods  

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK.  

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.  

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, celebrating diversity and working inclusively. We value and welcome applications from anyone with the skills and experience for the role. People with disabilities, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are currently under-represented in our teams. We're working to change this, and we particularly welcome applicants from these groups.

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NA, United Kingdom, UK
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    Business Development
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Part-Time
  • Closing Date:
    8 December 2021
  • Number of Roles:
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