Senior Bid Writer

£35,000 - £40,000

UK / North West


Job Description

REF: 16841
Posted: 07 April 2022
Closes: 03 June 2022

I am currently recruiting for a Bid Writer for a leading Health and Social Care organisation.

Role responsibilities

· To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to write high quality written responses and prepare successful tender submissions

· Production of high quality written responses for various types of questions

· Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the service specification, evaluation criteria and other supporting tender documentation

· Effectively utilise the storyboard concept/process to plan content/structure

· Fully and clearly answer the tender question taking into account both the specification and proposed delivery model

· Produced to agreed deadlines and within specified word/page counts

· Actively participate in the preparation/planning process for bids

· Attending commissioner market events

· Carrying out pre-bid research

· Working with existing services prior to retender to understand delivery/performance and develop a retender action plan

· Assist in the management of the bid process by acting as lead writer on bids

· Updating the bid progress tracker on a daily basis

· Working with colleagues to ensure a clear understanding of where all responses are in the bid process

· Ensuring that all BD colleagues contributing to the bid are clear on the delivery offer/model

· Editing drafts of all final responses to ensure coherence and consistency in terms of both writing/presentational style and delivery model

· Providing updates on response completion at bid progress meetings

· Acting as bid manager for smaller/routine bids

· Support the continuous improvement of business development processes

· Coaching Bid Writers / Graduate Business Development Officers and peer reviewing their work

· Co-leading monthly development workshops for bid writers / GBDOS

· Participating fully in post submission lessons learned reviews

· Reviewing commissioner feedback on bid responses post award during reflective supervision

· Effective Line Management of one or two members of staff (Bid Writers and/or Graduate Business Development Officers)

· Ensuring direct reports have personal development plans (reviewed minimum quarterly) and are supported to develop skills relative to both their current role and future career aspirations

· Promptly addressing any performance issues

About you

You will be an experienced bid writer with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. Ideally you will be educated to degree level within a relevant subject – English, Creative Writing, Journalism etc. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have a real passion for creating high quality, compelling, winning content. Previous experience managing / mentoring junior team members would be a huge advantage, as would experience within the health and social care sector. This is a remote role with travel every 6 weeks to Manchester or London.

How to apply

To apply for this role or to find out more information, please send a CV to Hayley Wood at Bid Recruitment.

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