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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 Cyber-Duck

For over 15 years, Cyber-Duck has delivered impactful change for our clients' complex websites and digital strategies. We combine innovative strategic planning with content, UX, creativity and technology to deliver meaningful results all over the world, at scale. Cyber Duck is a specialist digital transformation agency that works with global brands including the Bank of England, Mitsubishi Electric and Cancer Research. We are Best Companies accredited, and voted as the UK's 100 best small companies to work for in 2021.

Your Mission

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. We are looking for someone with experience who can review tenders for submission for new business opportunities for us and be confident working with different stakeholders internally and clients.

Your Manager

You will report to the Growth Director

Where is it based?

This role is primarily based in Greater London (Elstree, Hertfordshire), UK and you may work from the office as and when required. We adopt a Remote First working policy. However, we will want to meet up in person on a monthly and/or quarterly basis.

What you'll be doing

On a weekly basis you will be:

  • Find, review and qualify tender-related new business opportunities
  • Find and submit the agency on relevant tender portals and renew our status where
  • 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

Qualities we look for in candidates

We're looking for applicants with:

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3 + years Bid writing for Digital Agencies
  • 3 + years Bid writing experience
  • 3 + years Tender writing experience

Desired skills and experience:

  • Previous experience with Government Frameworks
  • Previous bid writing for Government tenders
  • Digital Marketplace /Doss and G-Cloud experience

What are the benefits?

You'll be working in a team that wants to deliver the best for our clients. As such, we offer:

  • Family-friendly and flexible working hours, and the ability to work remotely
  • A competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 28 days annual leave as standard (including bank holidays), along with 1 extra day for every year of service
  • Discretionary Christmas break in addition to annual leave
  • Pension contributions
  • Private health insurance package
  • Technology to support you; MacBook Pro, peripherals, software- the best tools for the job
  • 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
  • EMI share option scheme
  • A welcoming and supportive work environment surrounded by a diverse team of creative and talented people

As well as these universal benefits, we have a generous pot of flexible benefits that you can pick and choose from:

  • Gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Medical insurance upgrades
  • Additional pension contributions
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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.

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What are the next steps?

  • We aim to respond to you within 1 week of contact.
  • The interview process starts with an informal phone call with our HR manager, Tara, before a more formal interview with your potential line manager.
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