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Bid Writer


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Salary £55000 - £70000

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Calling all experienced Bid Writers/ Tender Managers!! We are partnering with a multi-award-winning commercial cleaning & facilities management company who have an expert focus on high-end commercial clients from education, luxury retail to corporate offices, and even royalty. Having started as a family business over 15 years ago, it now employs over 1,000 people and has over 500 sites across the UK, from Scotland to Southampton. This business have a reputation for having a strong emphasis on sustainability, fair pay (Real Living Wage), care for its people and innovation. You will be based within 1 hour’s commute from central London. Salary circa 55k – 65k base +10K bonus related pay + benefits.

About the role: Bid Writer
You will be someone who has built up a portfolio of experience and knowledge in this demanding field of dealing with all types of ITT/RFI tenders, with equally
transferrable skills in terms of writing/presentational skills & accuracy.
You will have the ability to deliver on time all project/tender related items of work as part of the submissions process. Excellent IT skill set is a given, an increased level of education, and for someone who can display a high degree of fluency in their work. Full company/industry knowledge and training will be given by a Director as part of ongoing mentoring to enable the successful person to flourish in the role by gaining further insights into the industry.

Role Accountabilities

  • Own and develop high quality bid responses to win “destination business”.
  • Coordinate with pursuit owners and account leaders to deliver responses within the submission deadline
  • Work with commercial leads to align quality sections with pricing submissions
  • Run the bid programme
  • Make effective use of bid data
  • Capture of lessons learnt to improve future bids

The Person – skill requirements:

  • Proven track record of producing successful complex tender responses.
  • Proven track record in authoring and/or copywriting quality sections of bids
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Comfortable working under pressure in the tight deadline world of bidding
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with various people to deliver to programme
  • Impactful presentational skills valued
  • Commercial and pricing expertise valued
  • Highly proactive, flexible, enthusiastic and pragmatic delivery orientated approach with ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent planning, organizational and prioritisation skills
  • Able to work autonomously, and comfortable with rapid change, as well as working as part of a wider team
  • IT literate (MAC and/or PC) – good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Excel and Power Point
  • Previous cleaning industry experience preferred but not essential

General Company Benefits

  • Work-from-home Friday, flexible working hours. Central London located premium office with parking, shower and cycling facilities


  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay. Subsidised gym membership. Free fruit, snacks & drinks in the office


  • Genuine career opportunities and ‘promote from within’ culture – Continuous training and personal development programme


  • Employee of the Quarter plus annual Awards. Regular company-funded social events throughout the year


  • Cake & bubbles on your birthday!!


  • Annual away weekend for HQ team to European cities.


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