Bid Writer

Constellation Management Group

Salary: £18,500 per annum (£30,833 FTE)
Location: Peterborough, Cambridge (Hybrid working)
Contract: One-year fixed term, part-time (22.5 hours per week, 3 days per week)

We are seeking a Bid Writer with experience in the tendering process, ideally within the security sector, though this is not essential. This role is crucial to achieving our strategic goals by securing major new business and client tenders. As a Bid Writer, you will craft compelling written and visual content for commercial proposals, formal tender processes, and negotiations. Reporting to the COO, you will collaborate with the management team to coordinate, prepare, write, and submit tenders/bids to win new business.

This fixed-term role is for one year, requiring 22.5 hours per week with flexible working hours. It is primarily remote, with an expectation of attending the Peterborough office twice a month. Necessary equipment will be provided.

Main Objectives

  • Develop a deep understanding of our business and corporate credentials to assist in completing bids.
  • Take ownership of bids, collaborating with stakeholders to meet deadlines.

Bid Writer Requirements

  • Experience in bid/proposal writing within a corporate commercial environment.
  • Advanced MS Word skills and proficiency in MS Office.
  • Excellent written communication skills with high attention to detail.
  • Proven track record in developing successful proposals.
  • Flexible and committed to meeting client and internal deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities and workloads.
  • A strong team player who utilises best bid practices to deliver compliant and compelling bids.
  • Ability to provide best practice advice and insights from past proposals, including client feedback.
  • Skill in developing proposal structures that consider tender requirements and evaluation criteria.
  • Proficient in editing and proofreading documents to ensure compliance, compelling content, grammatical accuracy, and optimal formatting.

Core Skills & Behaviours

  • Prioritisation and efficient time management.
  • Proficient in business English writing.
  • Capability to absorb and distil information effectively.
  • Strong internal networking skills.
  • Creative and articulate in both words and ideas.
  • Highly organised and punctual.
  • Ability to deliver on tasks and delegate when necessary.
  • Calm and resilient under pressure, particularly when facing deadlines.

How to Apply

Please provide a Word version of your CV and a brief summary addressing the following points:

  • Your current situation.
  • If applicable, why you are seeking a new role and your notice period.
  • The type of role you are hoping to find.
  • Your location.
  • Your ability to commute to Peterborough twice a month.
  • Send your application to [email protected]

Join us at The Constellation Group, where we lead with a unique approach to integrated risk management and event security, ensuring the safety and success of our clients’ businesses and events. Be part of a team committed to building a safer world.

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