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Careers

At Executive Compass® we work in a very fast paced environment and no two days are the same. We are committed to growing our business through the development of and investment in our people.

PQQ, Bid & Tender Writers

We are always looking to hear from suitable candidates to join our team; you will need to be hardworking, with excellent attention to detail and possess a good sense of humour. If you think you are up to the challenge, contact us with your CV and cover letter and we will be in touch.

The about us page has further information about the Executive Compass bid writing team and what we do.

Current Vacancy: Experienced Bid Writer

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: £25,000 starting salary, rising in line with performance (plus generous bonus structure following qualifying period)

OTE: £36,000

The Role

As an independent bid writing consultancy, we provide support to clients across a diverse range of industries and sectors. We therefore require a candidate who is able to write compelling, persuasive text across a very broad range of businesses and functions. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable natural aptitude for writing, which will be verified via a writing test during the selection process.

The role requires you to be comfortable with creating content for small independent companies one week and multi-national organisations the next and for managing multiple projects simultaneously. It is therefore essential that the candidate is confident in their writing ability and communication skills, and possesses strong business acumen.

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have experience in construction, grounds maintenance, engineering or industrial services.

You will ideally have an honours degree (2:1 or above) in business or a related discipline, or have the drive and interest to develop a strong working knowledge of the business and procurement world.

Main Duties

  • Creating contract-winning documentation that accurately reflects the client as a whole, and is produced to a standard that ensures completed proposals are competitive and meet the bid specifications
  • Researching and developing your knowledge of procurement, and of a wide range of industries and services
  • Working with clients to realise their goals
  • Managing client relationships and maintaining existing bid libraries
  • Completing pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs)
  • Providing technical and commercial writing skills, displaying creative flair in tender submissions
  • Reviewing successful and unsuccessful submissions, feedback and lessons learned to promote continuous improvement

Skills and Experience

  • Outstanding writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Should be fully conversant with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
  • Strong general IT skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic and ambitious
  • Show high levels of commitment and initiative to ensure winning submissions

Some travel may be required for the purpose of client meetings (all travel expenses are paid).

Selection Process

The selection process for this position consists of:

  • Two interviews
  • A one-hour writing test

Call us now to speak to a member of our Bid Team:

0203 507 0314 or direct to mobile: 07590 276 006

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