Job ID 1467013
What we do:We write winning bids for companies across a diverse range of sectors – from Accountancy to Workwear we’ve got it covered. We’ve been helping businesses to grow since 2009 and have since grown in numbers to have a large, directly employed bid team split across our 3 key divisions – Bid Writing/Management, Bid Resource and Bid Training. We’re the full package. Our people:We’ve got a diverse team of writers but more than that, we are readers, bikers, climbers, amateur chefs, dog lovers, film lovers, linguists, sports fans, volunteers, and lots more! We have Family people, Single people, Happy people. We like to socialise. You’ll find a friend here.Our Hiring Process:You find or get sent this job advert You read the ad and we have your attentionYou tell us you’re interested (apply, email, call, shout)If your CV fits what we’re looking for, we’ll invite you for a chat (video call)If we think you’d be a good fit, we’ll introduce you to our DirectorsIf we’re all on the same page, we’ll make you an offerYou accept the offer and tell everyone how amazing your life has becomeAdviceIf you’re excited by this opportunity, please apply! Don’t be scared of change. Don’t worry about your current employer – sometimes you need to move on. If you have questions don’t be afraid to ask. There’s no need to dress up, smart/business casual is fine (jeans and a nice top).About YouWhat you’ve done so far:Ideally, you’ll be educated to NVQ Level 4, HND, Degree qualified or equivalent.You have at least 2 years’ experience of bid writing within a similar business to business or work winning environmentYou have experience of project management, working under pressure and delivering documents of an exceptionally high standard whilst working to challenging deadlinesWhat you’re good at:Thinking creatively and using your initiativeCommunication – you have excellent written and proofreading skillsWorking effectively as part of a team and independentlyWhat you’ll be doingDrafting, reviewing, writing and submitting creative and persuasive tender responsesBuilding effective working relationships and communicating with clientsSupporting the development of bid strategy including storyboarding, identifying USPs and win themesCompleting bid planning documents including bid summaries, project plans, gap analysis and other documentsResearching and summarising markets, competitors and other bid related topicsWorking to Thornton & Lowe’s House StyleOur culture & benefitsWe embrace and drive changeWe create fun and a little weirdnessWe’re adventurous, creative and open-mindedWe pursue growth and learningWe build open and honest relationships with communicationWe build a positive team spiritWe’re passionate and determinedWe offer flexible/hybrid working for a better work/life balanceWe offer enhanced annual leave rising from 30 to 33 days with serviceWe offer a paid day off for your birthdayWe offer paid sick leaveWe offer health cover from day 1, including 24/7 GP access and EAPWe have trained Mental Health First AidersWe give you access to discounts at high street and online retailersWe have monthly social events, as well as bigger company events in summer and winterWe offer clear in-house progression opportunitiesWe have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people. We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). If you wish to apply under the GIS, please indicate this in your application cover letter.To be invited to interview/assessment under the GIS scheme, candidates applying under GISshould meet all of the essential criteria.These are the essential requirements that have been agreed for the post which may include qualifications, experience and skills. In setting the essential requirements, care will be taken to ensure that disabled candidates will not be disadvantaged. Candidates who do not meet all of the essential criteria will not be invited to interview.Whether you are applying under the scheme or not, if you are disabled we ask you to let us know if you need any adjustments during the recruitment process to ensure it is inclusive and works for you. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and if you are successful, we’ll make adjustments to your working environment.