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Bid Writer

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Are you a Bid Writer who is aspiring to make a huge impact in a business that is growing from 50 staff to 100 working at the cusp of digital innovation? We have an exciting mission for a Bid Writer professional with at least 3 years of experience.

About us

Cyber-Duck is an award-winning digital agency that delivers user experience, digital optimisation and technology solutions for clients.

This role is based either in our HQ, Elstree (outside the pandemic) or remotely. We communicate through ClickUp, Slack and Zoom.

We are an equal opportunity company and value people from all backgrounds. We provide a relaxed, creative and supportive environment that empowers you to do be at your best.




Together, we transform digital. Now, we’re looking for you – our new Bid Writer.

With a top-notch team Project Management Office (PMO), UX Designers, Software Developers and Marketers, your main goal is to find and review tenders for submission for new business opportunities for us and be confident working with different stakeholders internally and clients.


This role is based at Elstree, Hertfordshire along with remote working during the pandemic.


You will:

  • Find, review and qualify tender-related new business opportunities
  • Find and submit the agency on relevant tender portals and renew our status where appropriate
  • Lead on the strategy, written content, commercial response, and submission of tenders and proposals
  • Write & create material for tenders, pitches, proposals and new business presentations
  • Where applicable, coordinate with other team members and subject matter experts for input into our bid responses
  • Maintain our bid submission calendar
  • Improve and maintain our bid/proposal asset library to assist with the production of pitches, proposals and RFP responses
  • Develop targeted marketing material for bids, client meetings and business development activities including case studies and sector-based content
  • Act as quality control for tender and new business outputs
  • Run PRAs and the continual improvement process of our bid submissions
  • Coach and develop the skills of the wider growth team in best practice regarding tender writing and submissions
  • Ensure we meet tender deadlines without compromising on quality
  • Guide the team on which tenders to prioritise to ensure the best possible results for the agency


  • 3 years plus on Bid writing for Digital Agencies.


Universal benefits from day 1:

  • A competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • Family-friendly and flexible working hours and the ability to work remotely from time to time
  • 30 days annual leave as standard (including bank holidays), along with 1 extra day for every year of service
  • Pension contributions
  • Private health insurance package
  • Life insurance
  • Budget for training and conferences to help you develop
  • Support to grow in areas you're interested in, whether it's becoming a public speaker, or creating your own side-projects
  • A laptop and (discretional) mobile phone
  • EMI share option scheme
  • A welcoming and supportive work environment surrounded by a diverse team of creative and talented people 

Flexible benefits to choose from after probation:

  • Gym membership
  • Child care vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Medical insurance upgrades
  • Additional pension contributions
  • Additional holidays
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Discounts on everything from shopping to cinema
  • Access to independent financial advice

Oh, and our coffee's pretty good too.

Application process

We’re excited to hear from you! We'll aim to respond within 1 week of contact. For information about how we handle your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy. 

The interview process starts with an informal phone call with our HR Manager, Tara, before a more formal interview process with your potential Line Manager. 

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Tara Kellam - HR Manager

Apply today

Tara, our HR Manager would love to hear from you. Tell us why you'd be a great fit for this role with a copy of your CV and if you have one, a link to your portfolio.