Bid Writer

Role Title: Bid Writer

Location: Home based

Salary: £30k + Generous Bonus Scheme

Alcove - Help us keep elderly and vulnerable people safer and better connected by using digital technology

Alcove (www.youralcove.com) is a market leader in assisted care technology that is disrupting social care by embracing technology and using connected, smart technologies to keep elderly and vulnerable people safe and better connected whilst allowing them to remain independent in their home. By installing sensor-based technologies within individuals’ homes, the health and well-being of vulnerable residents can be better monitored remotely, leading to potential problems being identified earlier.

We specialise in delivering connected care technology for local authorities, the NHS, housing associations and sheltered accommodation providers across the country. We are the market leader in data led, digital connected care technology in the UK and are scaling rapidly in the country.

As we continue to expand, we are looking for a skilled Tender Writer to join our team and help us secure new contracts through effective bid proposals.

 

Are you a Bid Writer who wants a role where they can make their mark and develop? Then this is the role for you as we are looking for someone to join our team!


The key responsibilities for the role:

  • The Bid Writer will support the Bid Manager to deliver the Bid stage of the Bid Lifecycle, in line with the published Bid Management strategy plan.
  • Working with other members of the bid team, act as principal Bid Writer for SQ/ITT submissions across the business
  • Work and develop relationships with technical teams and other internal stakeholders to produce content, acting as QA/editor where required
  • Create and manage library of answer material and manage regular updates with bid team and other internal stakeholders
  • Organise and/or participate in kick-off meetings, storyboarding, draft reviews/workshops and presentation prep where appropriate
  • Participate in post-tender feedback reviews and use lessons learned to undertake revision and improvements to answer texts
  • Coordination of virtual bid teams and personal input to create compliant high quality PQQ/ITT responses and presentations
  • Document management and coordination of reviews, including undertaking amendments to achieve bid sign-off
  • Management of submission to deadlines via electronic or hard copy submission methods
  • Act as mentor/provide instruction and support to junior team members, with a key focus on bid writing best practice
  • Undertake wider reviews/QA duties for the team, and assisting with production of collateral and content banks as required
  • Provide development support to bid coordinator/other support resources to achieve both personal and team objectives
  • Provide QA assistance to collateral team as required
  • Undertaking other ad-hoc responsibilities that may arise in order to achieve the delivery of the Bid Management plan


Skills & Experience required:

  • Demonstrable experience of bid writing for winning submissions across public and private sector opportunities.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely – a strong grasp of the English language
  • Experience in managing bid projects from start to completion would be advantageous.
  • Eye for design and proficiency in using Adobe Creative Cloud apps (particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) would be advantageous.
  • APMP qualification and commitment to CPD
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to liaise effectively with both internal stakeholders and external clients.
  • Should have excellent attention to detail and organisational ability and be able to prioritise multiple demands effectively to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to influence and gain respect from senior management.
  • IT literate - must be able to use MS Office (Word, Excel, PP) and D365 to a high standard.
  • Highly organised, self-motivated and reliable.
  • Can-do attitude with ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team when necessary.
  • Uses initiative and able to learn independently

 

  • Research, identify, and evaluate bidding opportunities within the Home Care industry within our geographical area.
  • Write compelling tender proposals that effectively highlight our strengths, services, and competitive advantages.
  • Collaborate with the senior management team and your Line Manager to gather necessary information and data for bid submissions.
  • Ensure all tender documents are submitted accurately and within specified deadlines.
  • Continuously monitor and analyse market trends and competitor activities to refine bid strategies.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of bid-related information, templates, and supporting documents.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Tender Writer, ideally within the TEC, Home Care or healthcare sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to articulate complex concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Strong research and analytical skills to gather and interpret relevant data for tender submissions.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in preparing bid documents. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite and other relevant software applications.

Experience:

  • Bid Writing: 3 years (required)

 

Interested applicants please send your CV & covering letter to - enquire@youralcove.com