Bid Writer - FM

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Bid Writer - FM
Home Based (with occasional UK travel for meetings/visits)
Full Time, Permanent
£40,000 - £60,000 per annum plus benefits (dependent on experience) 


Do you have a passion for clear, compelling writing? Want to see your words positively impact communities?


Join Serco's Facilities Management (FM) Bidding team as a Bid Writer and articulate detailed information to secure impactful government contracts. Drawing on your strengths in writing and collaborating with colleagues, you'll be vital in delivering our strategic ambitions. Compiling knowledge and workstreams in a coherent and customer-centric manner for FM bids in the UK, you'll play a valuable role in effectively communicating our winning propositions and solutions.


As a Bid Writer, you'll provide professional and high-quality support for bids, large and small. Working closely with the rest of the bidding team, you'll develop an in-depth understanding of our proposed solutions and produce quality bids that meet our customer's brief. Producing written responses, storyboards, and other bidding collateral, your work will be compelling and visually engaging, too! 


As well as the satisfaction of working on (and of course winning!) contracts that directly impact public service users, you'll also benefit from an environment that firmly sets the stage for your own career development and progression. Whether you want to specialise, progress upwards into Bid Management or Business Development, or broaden your career into a Sales, Operations, Project Management, Commercial or Solutions role - there will be plenty of opportunities to keep growing! We offer a wide portfolio of career paths, with the right training and development in place so you can keep hitting your goals.


What's more, if you're keen to develop in this area, we will be pleased to fund your certification with the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).


As part of our team, you'll:


  • Craft high-quality bid proposals for FM bids of various sizes and complexities, both for individual bids and entire portfolios.
  • Collaborate with the bid team to create storyboards and ensure they guide bid creation.
  • Partner with subject matter experts (SMEs) to translate solutions into clear and compelling information for bid responses.
  • Develop winning bid responses: You'll write well-structured, accurate, concise, and visually engaging content that effectively conveys the message, meets customer requirements (including word count, presentation, and evaluation criteria), and achieves high scores.
  • Conduct additional research to supplement responses, including gathering and presenting relevant data.
  • Incorporate persuasive elements such as win themes, USPs, sales messages, case studies, and insightful commentary on current trends into your writing.
  • Ensure consistent language quality across bids by maintaining a unified terminology, tone, and style throughout submissions.


What you'll need to do the role:


  • Experience of bid writing to deliver Facilities Management bids.
  • Experience of managing a varied set of deliverables in a complex bidding environment (across different methods of procurement).
  • Ability to write to a very high level (fluency, accuracy, correct messaging)
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Office software with some experience of other tools and applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Project, Visio, etc. Skills around template creation and document manipulation would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills including relationship development and stakeholder management - you'll be confident and articulate in all communications.
  • Ability to quickly grasp and assimilate complex information and apply creative intellect.
  • Methodical, process-driven and organised with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise, particularly in a time-sensitive environment.


Why Serco?


A place you can make an impact: Our purpose is to impact a better future - and here you'll be part of that too. You'll be instrumental in the delivery of high-scoring bids, for contracts with an emphasis on social value, that positively impact the communities we live in.


A place you can count on: As a fast-growing and successful global company, with long-term government¬ backed contracts, we offer great career opportunities with room for you to grow, and the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting future FM bids across the UK and Europe.


A place for you: When you join Serco, you join a team of 50,000 people. Here you'll discover a highly supportive culture with trusted leadership to help you achieve your work goals and manage a flexible approach to work-life.


What we offer:


  • 25 days' annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as an Employee Assistance Programme, a wellbeing app, Simply Health Plans and more 
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, mobile phone discounts, and cinema, retail, leisure and hospitality discounts 
  • A wealth of career development training to support your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, formal study and much more to enrich your career with Serco.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion, with a variety of staff networks too!



About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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