Senior Bid Writer – Public Health and Substance Misuse
At Turning Point, it’s our job to help people find a new direction in life. Through our person-centred approach to support, we’re now one of the country’s leading social care providers, with a turnover of over £130m p/a.
We continue to grow, and we’ve big ambitions to stay on that upward curve. Join us as a Senior Bid Writer for our Public Health and Substance Misuse Services, and you’ll help us do just that through your contribution to our bids and tenders.
In this business-critical role, it will be your job to make sure everything we say and do is relevant, engaging and original – ensuring that our excellent track record of service delivery is noticed by Local Authority Commissioners.
The role will include written responses for tender submissions and you will play an active role in bid planning/preparation. You will be responsible for bid leadership and management and will support in the management of bids and put forward ideas for the continuous improvement of business development processes. You will also line manage 1 or more bid writers.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
As an experienced Bid Writer with a great track record, you’ll be able to turn your hand to any tender or prospective bid that comes your way. Naturally, writing will be the bread and butter of your role, but you’ll also be involved in the whole tender/business development process, as well as line managing and coaching other team members.
We’re also looking for: excellent critical thinking skills; the ability to present complex ideas in a simple way; great interpersonal skills; forensic attention to detail; and an organised/methodical mind.
The successful candidate will have excellent business writing skills; effective project management skill and the ability to remain calm and deliver under pressure to tight deadlines. Good problem solving and critical thinking skills are essential as well as a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a business development role with extensive experience of bid writing. You will have a demonstrable track record of significant contributions to winning bids, either in own right or as part of a wider team.
You will be based in one of our regional offices in Manchester or London, with home working from any location with good transport links also considered for the right candidate.