Methods is recruiting for an experienced Bid Writer to join our growing business on a permanent basis.
This role can either be home based or based at one of our Methods Offices. Please note occasional travel to our London office may be required.
Please note due to current COVID restrictions this role will be remote working until restrictions have been lifted.
Since our establishment in 1990, Methods has partnered with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way the public sector operates in the UK. Our mission is to help safeguard public-facing services and apply digital thinking to make sure the future of our public services is centred around our citizens.
At Methods we believe in working with a human touch which sets us apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses. We do not focus solely on profits or targets; we have a customer-centric value system and focus on doing what is right for our clients.
We passionately support our clients in the success of their projects and work collaboratively in teams to share skill sets and solve problems. At Methods we have fun while working hard; we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.
Methods is currently seeking a motivated individual to join Methods' Bid Team. The successful applicant will be responsible for producing compelling, high quality tender responses that clearly articulates our value proposition.
This is a networked role that will involve working collaboratively with Bid Managers, Portfolios leads, Directors, Salespeople, and internal SMEs; often under pressure and to demanding deadlines.
The successful applicant will have a genuine enthusiasm for proposal writing and a passion for digital transformation. They will also be expected to support the ongoing enhancement of the company's repository of bid information and collateral.
This role will work across a number of our client offerings, but with a particular focus on The GDS (Government Digital Service) Lifecycle portfolio. This work focuses on developing public services that meet users needs, are safe, accessible, responsive and secure, and which enable digital transformation within an organisation. We do this across the full GDS lifecycle (discovery, alpha, beta and live), meeting GDS standards, using agile methodologies and undergoing GDS assessments
The Bid Writer will be responsible for:
Contributing to bid planning and storyboard sessions with bid team members and key stakeholders.
Delivering completed written proposal responses against agreed tender deadlines, which could include identifying and reworking existing content or researching and re-drafting existing content.
Reviewing and editing proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, technical / product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery.
Ensuring all new/updated proposal content is made available for re-use.Ideal candidates will demonstrate:
Must be familiar with the GDS Digital approach as set out in the GDS Service Manual; how digital multidisciplinary teams work; and what each DDAT role brings to the team.
Must have awareness and understanding of a User Centred Design approach; and researching, designing and developing inclusive digital service.
Must have some familiarity with Agile, the GDS lifecycle (Discovery, alpha, beta, live) and meeting the GDS Service Standard.
Can demonstrate the ability to really understand the question being asked by the potential client, and then being able to draw upon the right examples (from our bid library) and/or technical knowledge from our experts, to demonstrate our approach, skills and capabilities.
Exceptional content skills including both short form and long form responses – according to the word count assigned to a particular question.
Proven skills in researching, writing and editing content within a complex business environment
Experience in working with a broad range of stakeholders, with an ability to communicate and influence at a senior level
Strong time management and prioritisation skills
Excellent attention to detail
MS Office skillsDesirable skills and experience:
Experience of contributing to a bid library
Knowledge of public sector Frameworks – Experience of the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework Benefits
Methods is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.
By joining us you can expect
Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
Be part of exciting project work that is making a difference in society
Strong, inspiring and thought-provoking leadership
A supportive and collaborative environmentAs well as this, we offer:
Development access to LinkedIn Learning, a management development programme and training
Wellness 24/7 Confidential employee assistance programme
Social – office parties, pizza Friday and commitment to charitable causes
Time off 25 days a year
Pension Salary Exchange Scheme with 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution
Discretionary Company Bonus based on company and individual performance
Life Assurance of 4 times base salary
Private Medical Insurance which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)
Worldwide Travel Insurance which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)
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