Junior Bid Writer

We are recruiting:

Junior Bid Writer

LOCATION: Office based at Amber Court, 51 Church Street, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HT
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

Hickton Quality Control is the UK’s largest provider of Clerk of Works services. Based within our Head
Office in South Yorkshire, we require an ambitious and organised individual to manage all client
enquiries and potential opportunities from inception to the contract renewal strategy stage.
Hickton Quality Control is seeking a motivated and organized Junior Bid Writer to join our dynamic
Bid Team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing client inquiries and potential
opportunities, supporting the Bid Writer, and maintaining a comprehensive bid library of high quality documents.

We pride ourselves on winning bids based on the quality of our service and therefore your role will
include creating and maintaining a bid library of high-quality documents including company project
experience credentials, formatted CVs, capability statements and bespoke qualitative information
tailored to deliver each client’s specific requirements.

We strongly believe in continuous development and will encourage the successful applicant to
dedicate time to collate feedback and proactively use this information to create and implement
improved strategies to maintain and boost our success rate.

Desirable attributes

+ Excellent Literacy and language skills
+ Quality writing ability.
+ Excellent communication and negotiation skills
+ Research skills
+ Understanding of project requirements
+ Working to tight deadlines
+ Strategic thinking
+ Confident decision making
+ Ability to process data quickly and effectively.
+ Ability to present information that is concise, consistent and correct.
+ Keen eye for accuracy and detail.

Roles and responsibilities

+ Logging all tender information (pre and post-submission) onto our system and creating job
folders as required.
+ On receipt of tenders, reading through and extraction of basic information. Saving all
relevant tender documents (emails, supporting documents etc.) throughout the tender
process in relevant folders.
+ Ensuring that the bid library is kept up-to-date and tidy. Logging all relevant information to
the appropriate databases throughout the tender process.
+ Requesting feedback for submitted tenders and logging any feedback received.
+ Undertaking research and requesting information as required to support the bid team and
bid process.
+ Add lost tenders to leads and contact for follow-up by the marketing team.
+ Ensuring the portal list is kept up-to-date and tidy. Receive and check all portal notifications.
Search the internet for any CoW opportunities.
+ Chase for countersigned contracts.
+ Develop the bid strategy alongside the Bid Manager
+ Proofread information supplied by the Bid team.
+ Gain an understanding of the client’s expectations on technical submissions.

This job description only contains the main duties relating to this post and does not describe in detail all the duties required to carry them out, and there will be an expectation that the post holder will carry out other duties that reasonably fall within the general nature of the level of responsibility of the post. The responsibilities contained within this job description are subject to annual review and may need to be adjusted in line with service developments.

Why join our group?

Hickton Group comprises several individual businesses. Group structure continues our ambition to be a leading multi-disciplinary provider of quality inspection and consultancy services in the construction sector. Being part of the Group means that there is a coordinated approach to Commercial Business, Marketing, Resourcing, Finance, Business Support, Operations and Corporate Governance, to provide technical excellence and exceptional service to our clients. This provides greater opportunities to work for a larger Group of companies, giving you continuous growth in your development plans and careers. 

We employ people who embrace and deliver our core Group values: Quality, Client Focus, Honesty, Integrity, Competency, Teamwork, Development, Accountability and Exceptional Service. 

If this sounds like a team that you would like to be part of, in return we will provide the following: 

Competitive salary
Health cover
Enhanced employer pension contributions
Holiday accrual scheme

Hickton Quality Control

Amber Court
51 Church Street
South Yorkshire
S74 8HT



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