This is an exciting time to join our client as a new Bid Writer.
You will have a strong track record of writing creative and innovative funding proposals to build on the success of our current partnerships with well-known funders and corporate partners. They’re looking for someone who is passionate about supporting young people and wants to work in a dynamic, ambitious and creative organisation.
About Our Client
They provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together they offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.
About the Role
They are recruiting for a creative and passionate Bid Writer to join the growing Partnerships & Fundraising team. They are looking for someone with a good attention to detail, excellent written skills, experience of managing budgets and the ability to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
You will be responsible for taking identified opportunities and funding ideas and developing high-quality, compelling and persuasive funding proposals to unlock funding across their workstreams. You will work with internal and external stakeholders and have responsibility for the bid development process ensuring deadlines and income targets are met.
Building on an incredible base of successful partnerships with well-known brands and funders (such as Microsoft, UPS, Coca Cola European Partners, National Lottery Community Fund, Sport England, and Spirit 2012) you will be responsible for unlocking funding from corporate partners, Trusts & Foundations as well as various government departments including Home Office, DCMS and DfE.
In this role you will work closely with the Head of Business Development, Senior Leadership Team and Management Teams to submit high quality, innovative funding proposals.
Why work for our client?
They are a passionate and committed team offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis, baking and karaoke.
This role will be located at our new Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. They also benefit from a staffed reception, 24 hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces as well as free fruit and breakfast provided for all staff.
They offer a salary of between £30,000- £36,000. Additional benefits include 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a pension scheme (currently they match employee contributions up to 5%), a life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary and additional staff benefits including an Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally. They are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone for them.
They prides themselves on being an Equal Opportunity employer and they would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.
They also encourage candidates who would like to work part time or as a job share to apply.
They value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Their selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. They can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.
How to apply
To apply please forward a CV together with a one page supporting statement.
Please ensure you fully address the criteria in the person specification and state your salary expectations. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification.
Closing date for applications will be Monday 22nd July 2019 and interviews will take place on the week commencing 29 July 2019.