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Our client is currently in the market for a Senior Bid Writer to come and join their busy team! The successful candidate will provide support to internal teams to develop and execute a business-focused communications strategy including targeted communications to help elevate our profile and to develop a wider network of potential business contacts.


  • Collaborating with operational managers and the SMT to recognize priority areas for expansion, program innovations, and growth, and formulating fundraising strategy and opportunities in response.
  • Managing relationships with funding allies, delivery partners, stakeholders, and external consultants to ensure business interests and goals are achieved as well as accessibility, positivity, and practicality.
  • Working with the Junior Writer to identify, research, and examine business development opportunities to present to the SMT.
  • Creating high-quality, competitive funding proposals and tender submissions (typical values range from approximately £50,000 to £1 million).
  • Assisting, through direction and insight, the application of evidence and relevant project evaluation to the bid writing process.
  • Recognizing and managing risk during the tender process to support successful project implementations and handover to operational leads.
  • Collaborating with operational managers, SMT, and external partners/stakeholders to implement contracts and new project agreements effectively.
  • Be a key point of contact within the BD team for all stakeholders; ensuring managers are fully informed on contractual commitments, KPIs, and resourcing requirements.


  • Previous experience of developing and implementing fundraising strategy in relation to public health / community programming and/or young people’s services
  • Highly articulate with excellent writing & communication skills
  • Two years proven track record of effective bid writing
  • Demonstrable knowledge of commercial, finance and market related requirements for tenders

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