Bid Writer

5 days left

Reading, Berkshire
26 July 2019
23 August 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The ideal candidate for this job should be able to write effective, concise and compelling content and to be able to work under pressure associated with deadlines. An experienced individual, with framework experience - is essential, whose commitment to delivering a high quality service will drive best practice and continuous improvements into the Work Winning process. The successful candidate will work closely with bid managers, directors, operational specialists and proposal designers to create high-impact responses that clearly respond to our clients' needs. They will be responsible for ensuring our written responses are bespoke and score highly against marking criteria. It's a fast pace, deadline driven environment which isn't for everyone. It's important the candidate can demonstrate working under similar pressures.

Key Responsibilities • Attend start-up meetings with production team to agree strategy, content and actions • Provide written content for business critical public sector national frameworks • Dissect questions and produce answer plans to maximise relevant information extracted from team members • Become the conduit between London and the National framework team • Attend group/framework managers meeting • Take ownership of the framework asset library content • Mentor other win work employees in writing • Writing support on Gold bids, particularly on executive summaries • Possible line management responsibilities • Review, edit and write material for case studies/data sheets

Benefits • Competitive salary • Competitive Family Friendly Policies • Private medical cover (Role dependent) • Pension matching scheme • Discount on selected retailers and gyms • Voluntary benefits such as; cycle to work, child care vouchers

Skills & Experiences • Excellent communication and writing skills • Experience of responding to framework bids • Experience of working on bids in the public sector would be beneficial • A confident writer who is able to take raw information and create engaging and compelling written content • Able to think laterally • High level of working knowledge of MS Word • Helpful to have knowledge in tendering/winning work or at the very least previous experience of working in a team delivering to tight deadlines • Able to quickly build effective relationships and a good communicator - confident in dealing with people at all levels including senior management • Keen eye for detail and desire to continuously drive up the standards of the team's systems and output

Person Specification • Commitment o Must be able to take full accountability for their role, actions, judgements and decisions. o Must be passionate about work, committed to excellence and continuous improvement. o Confident in making decisions within policy guidelines. o Must be able to remain calm and focussed in difficult situations. o Proven record of getting results and developing others. o Won't be afraid to address difficult issues and establish facts.

• Planning and Organisation o Able to delegate effectively. o Must be able to run effective and productive meetings. o Must be organised and prioritise own work to deliver on time through managing time effectively.

• Communicating and Influencing o Must be able to build trust and confidence through open communications and informing colleagues about issues that will affect their role. o Must be able to use a range of communication skills and adapt these as necessary. o Use facts and data to influence an outcome. o Presents well to others.

• Team Working § Must be able to participate, share knowledge and actively support colleagues. § Able to quickly deal with conflict or issues that could affect the performance of the team. § Must be able to recognise own strengths and weaknesses and draw on the strengths of different people. • Must be able to motivate a team to achieve one common goal.

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