Are you a winning bid professional currently working in health and social care and looking for your next role? Have you got a passion for supporting people with mental health and substance use needs? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as a Bid Manager.
We are Recovery Focus, a new group of expert charities with the shared aim of inspiring individual recovery nationwide. Between us we’ve a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental ill health, addiction and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions.
Following a restructure of their business development team, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a Bid Manager with proven relevant recent experience to join them. Recent investment into the team is to help achieve our ambitious plans to grow the group sustainably into the future, with the right people in the right posts. The new structure means that whoever joins us will be working across all group partners too, not just Richmond Fellowship, in an autonomous role that can be flexibly based.
Your challenge? You will have responsibility for the end-to-end project management of all tender opportunities. This will include analysing opportunities, making recommendations to progress, bid modelling (including budgets and overall bid management) and writing bids, all within a project team approach. Working closely with our partnership managers to ensure market intelligence, local knowledge and operational expertise are included in bids will be important too. And when it comes to writing business cases for the remodelling of services and other proactive developments generated by partnership managers, again, it’s you we’ll turn to.
You’ll need a proven track record in writing and winning bids and generating income and experience of modelling to a variety of service models. An ability to set and manage financial budgets is also required, together with excellent project management and verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable working collaboratively as part of a team, you're great at managing conflicting priorities and establishing effective working relationships at all levels too, both internally and externally. What’s more, you're willing to work nationally, as required, have access to your own car and a flexible approach to working hours.
In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.
If this sounds like the role for you then please apply via CV and supporting statement in which you clearly set out how you meet the person specification.
For an informal chat about the job, please contact Mary Wishart, Group Director Business Development, on 07920 087611.
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Please quote ref: 17/351 when applying.
Closing date: 15 October 2017.