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EMPLOYER Standguide Ltd
JOB SUMMARY We have a fantastic Kickstart opportunity available working remotely with all necessary equipment provided to keep you involved and active in the ever-growing team.
Can you write to a high standard? Can you modify your work in response to feedback?
If so, we would like you to apply for this job
Standguide deliver government and local authority funded services helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people. To deliver these services, we have to complete detailed application forms to apply for funding, otherwise known as bids. These are often in excess of 5,000 words and need to be completed within deadlines of 2-4 weeks.
Our success hinges upon our ability to find the right opportunities to apply for, and complete high-quality applications that match the requirements of funding bodies.
We are looking for two Bid Writers to join our existing Business Development team. Reporting to the Development Manager, the successful applicant will research opportunities and write funding applications in line with Standguide’s Business Development Strategy. The role would particularly suit graduates in English, Marketing or Business-related disciplines, though other disciplines will be considered.
Examples of Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To find opportunities by following websites, newsletters, social media and announcements, attending events and networking with other organisations To work with others to select the best opportunities to bid for. To establish the requirements of each tender opportunity, liaising with our Operations Managers to develop strategies for answering tender questions. To demonstrate excellent business writing skills with an ability to present well written, innovative bids. To finalise and submit tenders in line with bid requirements and deadlines, utilising online portals to do this. To write and deliver presentations as part of the tendering process or where otherwise required. To proof-read tenders for accuracy, content, errors, grammar, layout and word count. The list above gives a brief overview of day-to-day tasks.
SKILLS NEEDED Education & Qualifications: Good general education Degree (or equivalent) in a subject with a demonstratable high written component (i.e. English, Marketing, Business etc.)
Knowledge & Experience: Experience conducting research to support business or academic writing (i.e. dissertations etc.)
Skills & Abilities: Communication skills (written and verbal) Business writing skills including grammar and spelling Strong IT skills and able to use Microsoft Word The ability to identify weaknesses in writing and apply strengths where necessary Organisation skills Time management Ability to work responsibly from home and manage own workload
Personal qualities: Self-starter Self-motivated Can multi-task and work under pressure to tight deadlines
WORKING HOURS Monday to Friday, 10am - 3.30pm each day (unpaid 30 minute lunch each day)
HOURLY RATE NMW
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT For all successful candidates: A 1-1 session will be completed with an employability professional to highlight their training needs to help them achieve their desirable outcome throughout the placement and after the 6-month period.
Initial skills assessment and prior learning check for literacy, numeracy, and digital skills and support with working towards Level 2 qualifications if wanted/required
Support with any future career plans whether this be with the placement company or a different industry.
End of placement and after care service including access to courses and support to develop skills for future employment.
A dedicated contact to be available throughout the placement for 1-1 sessions, delivering of additional workshops to increase interpersonal skills and providing any support needed.