Development Officer (Public Sector Tender Writer)

Listening Ear
Knowsley (Metropolitan borough), Merseyside
£31,346 - £41,881 (pro rata) dependent on previous experience / similar salaries specific to role
Closing date
10 May 2021

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1.         Key Working Relationships

  • LE Staff, LE Volunteers and Non-Executive Committee members
  • LE Bid Partners, Commissioners and other Stakeholders

2.         Job Purpose

  • To monitor public sector tender opportunities for LE
  • To register for opportunities and attend market engagement events as required
  • To identify how LE’s services could meet tender opportunity specifications
  • To be aware of competitor’s strengths and weaknesses
  • To lead on writing excellent public sector tenders for LE
  • To have good commercial awareness and an understanding of costing proposals ensuring good commercial sense for LE
  • To work with the Deputy CEO to sign off public sector tenders for LE
  • To use data and outcomes monitoring to evidence previous successful work within the tender process

3.         Overview of Responsibilities

  • Maintaining an Accessible Service
  • To accurately complete all records, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
  • To be welcoming and helpful to all enquirers, beneficiaries and stakeholders at LE.

Premises and Physical Resources

  • To ensure LE complies with all health and safety requirements in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • To ensure the proper maintenance and security of premises and equipment.

Information Management and Technology

  • Maximise the use of IT systems for effective personal operation.
  • Register on relevant tendering portals to be notified of tender opportunities.


  • To articulate persuasive cases for support in oral and written communications.
  • To develop public sector tenders which support income generation.
  • To represent the work of LE externally where appropriate.
  • To liaise with colleagues to ensure tenders are coordinated across the business.

Quality Assurance

  • To adhere to LE’s policies with regards to incidents, comments and complaints.
  • To work with all team members to ensure high standards are achieved and deficiencies addressed.
  • To work in line with the principle of confidentiality and with LE’s Safeguarding Vulnerable People Policy.
  • To attend staff meetings and training courses as required.
  • To attend monthly supervisions and annual appraisal meetings with line manager to discuss performance.
  • To work closely with the Deputy CEO to research current needs and gaps in mainstream service delivery.
  • To keep abreast of new funding developments ensuring that relevant points are incorporated into the project applications and delivery.
  • To ensure that an appreciation of LE’s Equality Policy and Procedures is actively promoted in funding applications and that the project is relevant and accessible to all individuals.
  • To keep accurate records including statistical information where appropriate.

Financial Management

  • To support the Deputy CEO to proactively identify and secure appropriate income for LE.
  • To be aware of all relevant financial procedures and regulations.


The post holder will be expected to undertake duties relating to the work of LE as appropriate to the grade of this post or as delegated. The job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to adjustments in relation to the needs of a developing service and the skills and experiences of the post holder.


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