Bid Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 135254
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Acis Group
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  • Location: Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Sector: Sales
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Bid Coordinator

We are a welcoming and friendly organisation who provide homes for people who need them and services to help our customers lead better lives. We own and manage more than 7,000 properties across the East Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber, helping thousands of people in our communities every single day. This includes homes for affordable rent, homes for students and homes for older people. We even develop new homes to help people get on the property ladder.

Here's what Hiring Manager Hannah has to say about the role:

"You will love nothing more than taking an idea and help it come to life with your great writing skills, being able to clearly articulate the great things we are able to do and pick up any gaps in planning. You will have a passion for watching things grow, and the great relationships you will develop across all our teams will support you in achieving this."

What you'll get as part of the team:

25 days annual leave increasing by one day per year (capped at 30 days) plus bank holidays
Enhanced pension – matched contributions up to 10%
The opportunity to undertake professional training which will be funded by us, as will any relevant professional membership subscriptions
Staff benefits with Paycare – A fantastic health and benefits scheme
Benefits with Acis Perkz – a discount scheme offering hundreds of savings from food shopping to holidays
Employee recognition scheme. We ensure we recognise and thank our team with various rewards
Enhanced maternity and paternity scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Enhanced sick pay scheme
Employee Assistance Programme to give you confidential advice and support
Death in service benefit amounting to 3 times annual salary

What a good Bid Coordinator looks like to us:

Experience of the funding process, or business development, from identification of opportunities to the submission of completed bid proposals
Experience of collaborative working, both with external stakeholders and on a cross-departmental basis
Experience of writing and winning bids up to a minimum value of £500k
The ability to juggle – there will be plates spinning, bids requiring submitting and conversations happening for all group entities at any one time
Ability to use multiple IT systems
Strong people skills which encourages others to work collaboratively
Strong literacy skills with the ability to write clearly and effectively
A flexible approach to work and the ability to meet challenges and adapt to change
Involvement in or experience of the social housing sector, training and or employabilty
Ability to undertake research and analysis of data – and to be able to report back on this to the wider business, funders, stakeholders in a clear and plain English way

As a Bid Coordinator typical day might include:

Looking for funding and development opportunities – proactively searching and identifying new funding sources for the whole group.
Writing, writing and more writing. Yours is the main role in ensuring we’re articulate, on-point and writing winning bids.
Building relationships with funders small and large, fostering strong relationships so we have winning opportunities.
Bringing new services to life, through ensuring we know the market, understand our customer needs, and identifying opportunities where we can do more.
Turning ideas into something deliverable – writing this up, and matching this to the bid requirements.
Owning bids to submission, ensuring we submit on time, and with all the detail we need.
Coordinating the smooth handover from winning the bid to the implementation team, ensuring everything they need to know for a successful start.
Completing cost models and funding submissions – working up several bids at the same time.

Your role is all about identifying opportunities across the whole group, writing winning bids and supporting the development of new services, which ultimately contributes to the growth of both our brand and organisation. You’re truly at the front, helping to drive us forward.

Acis are committed to equality and diversity, are a proud member of disability confident and welcome applications from any applicant who feel they hold the essential skills to fulfil the role. We recognise that people need flexibility in their role and we’re happy to discuss flexible working options with the successful candidate.

Salary: £28,000 per annum
Location: Sheffield or Gainsborough
Contract: Full time, Permanent

You may have experience of the following: Sales Support Administrator, Sales Administrator, Support Administrator, Sales Support, Sales Executive, Administrator, Admin Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Office Administrator, Office Assistant, Bid Management, Bid Writer, Proposal Writer, Tender Writer, Bid Administrator, Bid Administration, Bid Coordinator, etc.

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