MAXIMUS

  • Bid Writer - Leicester

    Location UK-Leicester
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/8/2018 11:11 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-33140
    # of Openings
    1
    Post End Date
    8/22/2018
    Job Function
    Operational Admin
    Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Project/Position Introduction (MAX 500 Characters)

    Maximus People Services employ real people with a remarkable passion to make a difference. How you behave and get things done is easily as important as your skills and capabilities and we want applicants who buy into our values and want to be part of a global business, in return we offer fantastic learning and development opportunities at every stage of your career.
    We care for each other and promote a positive workplace where everyone feels valued. We know that a strong work/ life balance is important and we offer all kinds of flexible working opportunities; whether it’s to do with your disability, health or lifestyle choices we will support you to achieve the right balance. So if you're interested in flexible working opportunities, talk to us during the hiring process and we'll see what we can do.

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Lead Bid Writer (in the Proposal Centre), the Bid Writer is responsible for providing bid writing expertise and support for the MAXIMUS UK Family, in the main for MAXIMUS Training but also working on wider proposal opportunities. The Bid Writer will have specific expertise in writing skills and apprenticeships bids.

    Essential Job Duties

    Working with Sales Leads and Proposal Centre Manager to qualify opportunities, and undertake detailed analysis of all tender document requirements and effectively ensure bid compliance.
    Actively participate in story boarding and request information from subject matter experts to interpret into compelling evidence based bids and proposals. Collaborating with Bid Team to define Win Themes and USPs.
    Write exceptional, high quality bid narrative that exceeds scoring criteria, and fully promotes the merits of MAXIMUS as the winning partner to commissioners.
    Work to strict deadlines within bid plans and deadlines and ensure that review documents are circulated in a timely manner. Collate and effectively incorporate review feedback to further improve bid responses throughout the process.
    Where required, support the uploading of bids; ensuring all required documents are uploaded in line with the specification and commissioner requirements.
    Undertake wider Proposal Centre projects; e.g. working with the Sales Lead and Bid Manager to collate commissioner feedback from bids and proposals; ensuring this learning is fed into future bids. Integral team contribution, throughout duration of bid process.
    Provide technical and commercial writing skills, displaying creative flair in tender submissions.
    Proofreading of work and materials created by other team members, providing constructive feedback that ensures the highest standard of bid submission
    Accurate completion of all bid documentation.

    Education and Experience Requirements

    ESSENTIAL
    • Demonstrable experience of writing skills and apprenticeship bids
    • Working in a busy bid writing environment, under pressure with the ability to manage multiple stakeholder needs and demands on time
    • Excellent communication
    • Using a wide range of tender portals to upload tender submissions against deadlines
    • Spelling and grammar must be of a very high standard
    • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Working to both internal and external deadlines
    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail required with ability to work quickly and efficiently
    • Editing, proof-reading and report formatting skills
    DESIRABLE
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent

    EEO Statement

    MAXIMUS is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which our employees as well as candidates for employment are treated equitably. We understand that a diverse workforce adds to our competitive advantage; and as such, we aim to ensure that job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.

    Where reasonable, MAXIMUS will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.

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