Bid Writer - Justice and Immigration

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Bid Writer - Justice and Immigration

Remote - Flexible
Up to £45,000 per annum dependent on experience + Benefits 


Here at Serco, we are seeking a Bid Writer with experience of providing high-quality bid writing support for bids, large and small, within our Bidding teams, specifically our Justice and Immigration Business Unit.

Serco works in partnership with the public sector in the UK and with world class public services providers across the globe to deliver joined up citizen solutions. Our agility, customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to quickly respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value.


Working closely with the rest of the bidding team - and through developing a deep understanding of the proposed solutions - you'll produce quality bids that meet the client's brief whilst being visually engaging and compelling. This will include the production of written responses, storyboards, and other bidding collateral.


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, or broaden your career. We offer a wide portfolio of career frameworks, with the right training and development in place to support your aspirations, including in Sales, Bids, Solutions, Commercial and Project Management to name a few. You will join a team who are focused on work winning, as well as ensuring we work in a way that prioritises wellbeing, and developing the growth professionals of the future. We take pride in making a difference, to each other and the citizens that we serve.


Your Main responsibilities:

  • Support the bid team in the creation of storyboards and to ensure that these are adhered to throughout bid creation
  • Work with subject matter experts (SMEs) and other colleagues and specialists to 'interpret' solutions and to extract information
  • Create quality responses which are well-written, accurate, concise, and visually engaging and which effectively convey the required message, answer the customer's requirements (including adherence to word counts, presentational requirements, and evaluation criteria requirements) and score well
  • When required, to conduct additional research to supplement bid responses including collation and presentation of relevant data
  • To elegantly incorporate win themes, USPs, sales messages, case studies and 'hot button' material into responses


What you'll need to do the role:

  • You will have experience of a complex and varied bidding environment (across different methods of procurement) and will have experience of managing a multifarious set of deliverables.
  • Experience in Justice and Immigration tenders or would be desirable.
  • Highly competent in MS 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; individuals will be confident and articulate in all communications
  • There are no specific requirements for qualifications for this role although the successful candidate will have previous bid writing experience and is likely to have a background in journalism, linguistics, TEFL or similar and must be able to write to a very high level (fluency, accuracy, correct messaging etc.). 


What we offer

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme and more
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities 
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays



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 Silver 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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10/10/2023 02:34:00
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