Salary: £28,000 – £32,000
Closing date: Friday September 6th at 23:59
Are you writing compelling, customer-focused, successful tenders in a web or technology environment? Do you enjoy presenting your ideas to potential clients?
Do you want to feel the satisfaction of working for a company that prides itself on the work it does with the NHS, local authorities, charities and government departments?
Would you like to work for a well-established Liverpool city centre digital agency within a friendly and supportive workforce?
Connect is looking for a Bid Writer to help us expand our client base and generate new revenues.
We want you to be a big part of our future by successfully tendering for work within procurement frameworks and through direct client contact. You’ll gather and create resources for tenders, compile tenders, then present them to potential clients with flair and conviction, taking ownership of the solution.
Our tenders typically offer web software development, mobile app design & build and custom web applications, all tailored to each client’s needs.
These are the key things we want you to bring to the role:
• Identify the best fit solution for clients’ needs
• Take the lead on bids, directing and compiling contributions from our subject experts, ensuring the result is coherent, compelling and client-focused
• Be able to make a clear commercial and persuasive business case to a client
• Assist the team with sourcing tender opportunities
• Review, update and improve our shared resources and library of responses and be able to customise tenders and pitches using these resources
• Develop and present tender pitches that win over clients
• Expand our current client relationships and be a key part of our business development
• Analyse sector trends in order to know where opportunities are likely to arise
• Be able to showcase your attention to detail and organisational skills and present to clients with confidence
The person that can do all this will have excellent and persuasive written and verbal communication skills. You’ll be comfortable working in a digital services environment and have an excellent understanding of web technologies and content management systems. You’ll be fully conversant with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
You will be the able to analyse and communicate technical information clearly to a non-technical audience. You will need a good understanding of core web technologies and how they will benefit the client, although you won’t need to be a technical person to achieve this. You’ll need a high-level understanding of software development, particularly in the context of web and app development.
Your track record will show a successful history of bidding for and winning web technology work, ideally in a web agency or software services environment. Many of our successes are with public sector organisations and you should be able to show us you have proven skills in winning work in this area. Our clients include the DVLA, North West Ambulance Service, Charity Commission, UK Space Agency, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Cardiff University and Hewlett Packard.
A key element of the role is pitching the proposals you have written to new and existing clients so there will be some UK based travel from time-to-time with occasional overnight journeys.
You need to be a positive, driven and enthusiastic person who combines excellent attention to detail with great writing skills and the ability to stand in front of an audience and present your ideas clearly, with focus and authority.
If you think this is you, we would love to hear from you. This is a really important role for us, and for the right candidate, the salary will be between £28,000 to £32,000 per annum. We operate a 35 hour week, Monday to Friday. We pride ourselves on our supportive working environment and we offer a contributory pension scheme, a group life assurance scheme, free eye tests, a cycle to work scheme and a programme of social events. We’re based in vibrant Liverpool City Centre and you will work in a team of friendly, dedicated staff who look forward to welcoming you and working with you to grow our business.
To apply for our Bid Writer vacancy, complete the form below; or, alternatively, email a cover letter highlighting your experience and a copy of your CV to Beth James at firstname.lastname@example.org.