• Bid Writer/Executive

    Job Locations UK-Newcastle
    Posted Date 6 days ago(7/10/2018 5:47 AM)
    # of Openings
    Business Development
  • Overview

    Bid Writer/Executive


    Newcastle (37 hours)

    Salary: £27,943 - £34,580 per annum


    Job Description

    A bit about us…


    NCFE, one of the UK’s leading fastest growing, most innovative qualification awarding organisations, has an exciting opportunity as Bid Writer.


    We will also consider applications from individuals who would like to be contacted regarding p/t or casual work regarding bid writing.


    To achieve the ambitious levels of organisational performance that we’re striving for, we have high expectations of each and every one of our talented colleagues. Our culture is focused on results and we like our colleagues to work smart and have real pride in the outcomes they achieve. ‘Be the best’ is one of our core values and our colleagues should exhibit this confidence and dedication to reaching our goals.


    A bit about the opportunity, the team and you…

    About the opportunity


    The role of the Bid Writer is to support the Bid Management team as well as the wider Business Development and Sales Teams to prepare excellent and accurate responses to business opportunities in a timely manner. Specifically the Bid Writer will prepare content for bids, proposals, and pitches. The main responsibility is to write great content that conveys the NCFE position succinctly, intertwined with winning themes and within the parameters of requirements. To do this, the bid writer will work with wider NCFE teams to understand the strategic messaging required for bid content, the offer to be conveyed, the operational approach to servicing and delivery as well as highlighting any perceived gaps or weaknesses. A thorough understanding of the education and skills sector and the complex challenges and reforms underway would be a real benefit. The bid writer must be able to address, check and challenge feedback received from all levels of the business in developing their final responses. In addition, the bid writer is responsible for contributing to the central repository/ bids library of information, collation of lessons learned and other administrative tasks as necessary to ensure an efficient and effective overall bid process.


    About the team

    The Business Development team is the national sales team of NCFE. It offers advice, support and guidance to new and existing customers on our products and services, to gain increased sales and market share through exceptional customer service and informed, targeted growth strategies.


    About you

    Skills & Knowledge

    • cross company working at an operational level
    • excellent written and oral communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
    • a good understanding of formal procurement processes and procedures, including procurement stages
    • a good understanding of technical education, including proposed reforms
    • demonstrable word processing and email skills
    • excellent analytical skills with the ability to understand and interpret customer, financial and operational insights
    • attention to detail and ability to work accurately
    • commercial acumen and financial awareness
    • excellent presentation skills
    • ability to learn quickly, share ideas and work with enthusiasm


    Why NCFE?

    • A competitive salary and benefits package.
    • Joining a passionate team with a sense of humour.
    • Daily inspiration of exposure to lots of interesting and passionate people who work for us.
    • Festive cheer – an additional 3 days off at Christmas.



    Interested? Here’s what you need to know…


    If you are interested in this opportunity then please apply via our website, uploading an up to date CV highlighting your skills and experience which make you suitable for the role.


    The closing date for this vacancy is 24th July 2018


    Interviews will be 7th August 2018





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