Remote
£23,150 - £24,805 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (part-time working would be considered), Full-time
Job description

Bid Officer

Home Based

Job reference: 69

Contract type: Permanent

Full time: 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

(part-time working would be considered)

Salary£23,150 to £24,805 per annum (dependent on experience)

Benefits:

25 days annual leave

- Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover

- Death in service benefit

- Option to buy up to 5 days annual leave

- Discretionary shut down days at Christmas

- 1 Community Leave Day per annum

- Bike to work scheme

We have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Officer, working within our support services, to provide administrative and bid support to the Service Design and Development (SDD) team. The successful candidate will support the team to submit high quality bids to retain and expand our services.

The Bid Officer will act in a supportive capacity, independently coordinating administrative functions as well as tracking new opportunities and supporting with competitor/market analysis and assisting with managing and tracking of contracts.

As part of POhWER’s Bid team you will support the Bid Manager and Grants and Partnership Manager throughout the tender/application process; monitoring tender trackers and identifying and scoping potential tender opportunities. This role includes completing SSQs (standard selection questionnaires) for tenders and attending market engagement events (virtually or occasionally in person).

We are looking for someone who has excellent administrative, organisational and time management skills with the ability to work accurately, with attention to detail. The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of working in a Business Development team including good knowledge of the tender process.

We are looking for someone with good IT skills with knowledge of standard Microsoft packages a good standard of English and maths and confident written and verbal communication skills with a commitment to a high level of confidentiality.

The successful candidate will have a confident and positive attitude as well as a strong team player with a flexible approach to meet needs of the team/business. You will have the ability to work confidently and independently with staff at all levels in the organisation and have knowledge and understanding of production of reports in a variety of formats.

Key Requirements:

To provide administration support for the team including:

· First point of contact for all communications to the Business Development inbox

· Implementing efficient filing systems for the SDD team and contracts including updating tracker systems

· Supporting the Bid Manager and Grants and Partnership Manager throughout the tender/application process

· Monitoring tender trackers and identifying and scoping potential tender opportunities

· Completing SSQs (standard selection questionnaires) for tenders

· Attending market engagement events (virtually or occasionally in person)

· Managing use of tender portals including expressions of interest, submitting clarifications and downloading and sharing clarification responses

· Carrying out research for bid submissions

· Submitting tenders via the portals, ensuring all formatting and time frame requirements are met

· Producing manager’s briefings for new services

· Liaising with commissioners, coordinating the contract signing process and chasing any outstanding paperwork

· Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with staff at all levels of the organisation - from the Senior Leadership Team to frontline support staff

· Sending regular updates including preparing and circulating weekly bid updates

· Managing the bid library

· Compiling reports and statistics as required

· Undertaking analysis of competitors.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

As a minimum you should have:

· Excellent administrative, organisational and time management skills with the ability to work accurately, with attention to detail

· Knowledge and understanding of working in a Business Development team including good knowledge of the tender process

· Good IT skills with knowledge of standard Microsoft packages

· Good standard of English and maths

· Good confident written and verbal communication skills

· Commitment to a high level of confidentiality

· An energetic, confident and positive attitude with a high drive to learn new skills

· A strong team player with a flexible approach to meet needs of the team/business

· Ability to work confidently and independently with staff at all levels in the organisation

· Knowledge and understanding of production of reports in a variety of formats.

· Commitment to your own professional development

Ideally you will also have:

· Experience of using design software packages e.g. PowerPoint and Visio, to design visuals for tenders

Special Requirements:

· Occasional travel to POhWER’s offices

· A DBS check may be required.

· You should be able to work outside normal hours occasionally when required.

How to apply

We’re keen to get someone started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.

Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, and your notice period.

Please submit your CV and cover letter quoting reference 69.

Closing date: 30th June 2022

Interviews: 13th & 14th July 2022

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah O’Raw, Bid Manager.

We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.

A DBS check will be required for this post.

POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

Application Instructions

Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, and your notice period. Please submit your CV and cover letter quoting reference 69.

More about POhWER

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Posted on: 17 June 2022
Closed date: 06 July 2022 at 13:01
Job ref: 69
Tags: Social Care/Development, Advocacy

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