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Fancy a career in bids and tenders?

Fancy a career in bids and tenders?

We’re hiring!

Bid Assistant: 

We are looking for a Bid Assistant to join our busy team. This role is ideal for someone looking to develop their bid writing skills – we offer coaching, formal training, APMP (industry) certification, career progression opportunities and a great financial package.

Reporting Structure: reporting directly to the Managing Director and Business Operations Manager, working closely with the Bid Manager, and Knowledge & Content Manager from whom instructions and updates will be regularly provided. Working closely with the Business Support Executive.

Location: Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 4NY


Key responsibilities

  1. Bid support for a key client
  • To take direction from the Business Operations Manager who heads-up this client account.
  • To take responsibility for the daily checking of tender portals:
    • Recording clarification questions for live bids, ensuring they are actioned by the relevant people on time.
    • Checking for tender award notifications and analysing feedback.
    • Downloading relevant information for new bids.
  • To determine the scale of work and preparing quotes for the client.
  • Set up the bid project, including the completion of PQQs / SQs, populating the response with boilerplate information, and gathering required supporting documentation.
  • Assist the General Business Manager with the completion of the bid project, occasionally submitting bids on relevant portals.
  • Maintain a feedback register / improvements log for the client.
  • Manage the collation and filing of new bid information in the bid library software (Knowledge Central).
  • To take responsibility for all associated client administration.


  1. Admin support for the tender opportunity search service
  • To conduct the daily ‘first stage’ of the tender opportunity search service two days each week, identifying suitable bidding opportunities for clients and prospects.
  • To conduct the process for registering interest for tender opportunities on behalf of clients / obtaining additional tender documents as required.
  • To read and understand tender documents and send emails to clients outlining key points for these tender opportunities.


  1. Support for bid activity knowledge management and Knowledge Central
    To support the Knowledge and Content Manager, duties may include:
  • assisting on bespoke bid knowledge management projects for Knowledge Central clients.
  • the ongoing marketing and promotion of the Knowledge Central product.
  • supporting the on-boarding process for new Knowledge Central self-service clients (including the population of bid libraries).


  1. General support for the bid team
  • To assist the bid team in bid administration and bid activities as required.
  • Keep up to date with schedules & deadlines, potential projects and success statistics.


  1. Other duties

Any other duties as directed, to include:

  • To support activities that identify, develop and build relationships with prospective clients, including attendance at meetings, networking events or other events.
  • All related follow-up sales / business development activities.


Personal attributes

This job requires:

  • Proven experience of working within a bid team environment
  • An energetic and outgoing, extrovert team player with high levels of resilience, who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves to tackle the task at hand – whatever it might be on a given day
  • An individual sharing the company’s values of hard work, integrity, honesty, expertise and great service
  • A skilled, confident verbal communicator, able to hold their own at events such as networking sessions
  • Impeccable written English skills
  • A quick learner
  • A creative thinker and problem solver with lots of initiative
  • A highly motivated self-starter and completer/finisher who will take responsibility for a task, is able to work under pressure but who will not compromise on quality
  • An individual with good business acumen, who feels comfortable in making decisions
  • A lifelong learner, who will embrace the opportunity to acquire new skills and ideas, potentially through self-study (sponsored by the company)
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • An eye for accuracy & detail
  • Ability to work under pressure & deliver documents of an exceptionally high standard, whilst working towards challenging deadlines
  • Proof reading abilities
  • Flexibility required. The bid team is an incredibly busy department with strict deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively both independently & as a team member.


Required skills

  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Organisation and time management
  • Commercial acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.



  • Educated to at least A-level (degree level preferable), or having suitable work experience.



  • Driver with own vehicle


The benefits

  • Competitive salary (£21,000 to £23,000 /year) & generous pension
  • Opportunity for growth & career progression
  • Support for APMP (industry) certification
  • Great working location
  • Close-knit team


Onto the Page is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to: Joanna@ontothepage.co.uk

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0113 225 6098

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