Introduction

Learning Curve Group is a national training and education specialist. We work with further education providers, employers, and learners to help them achieve success. We have strong values which are all centred around our learners – and that is how we believe it should be, as we impact on over 100,000 of them every year. Our ‘Purple People’, the dedicated and passionate people of LCG, help us to deliver success no matter what, to achieve our vision to ‘transform lives through learning’. We are currently recruiting a Bid Writer to join our Bids & Contracts Team on a Full Time Permanent basis, working at our Head office in Durham.

Key Responsibilities

You will support the Bids and Contracts Team on a variety of tasks including managing the life cycle of the bid (managing internal and external stakeholders), researching information to write bids, looking for potential bids and collecting data. You will write bids for a national training provider, enhancing growth opportunities and supporting with new business. This is role very rewarding, and you will work closely with senior management to ensure strategic plans are met.


DUTIES                                                                                                                                            
  • Follow the agreed bid management procedures ensuring they are implemented at each stage of the bid lifespan
  • Discuss strategies with the Bid Team and Delivery Teams
  • Ownership of the bid throughout the entire lifespan
  • Liaise with internal departments to support with the bid process and prepare a winning bid
  • Review Client specifications and relevant bid documentation to ensure the opportunity fits the business manifesto and Client requirements can be met
  • Conduct research needed to write, edit and check bids including evidence gathering to answer bid questions e.g. financial records/achievement rates etc
  • Ensure bids are completed accurately and on time
  • Keep an accurate bid library, bid tracker and complete due diligence where required
  • Download potential business opportunities from tendering sites and manager the bid no / no bid process
  • Follow up on all bids for feedback and/or attend feedback / debrief sessions
  • Ad hoc duties

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA                                                                                                                         
We love to develop our people so even if you don't meet 100% of the essential criteria, we strongly encourage you to apply. 
You will support the Bids and Contracts Team on a variety of tasks including managing the life cycle of the bid (managing internal and external stakeholders), researching information to write bids, looking for potential bids and collecting data. You will write bids for a national training provider, enhancing growth opportunities and supporting with new business. This is role very rewarding, and you will work closely with senior management to ensure strategic plans are met.
  • It is essential that candidates are educated to at least NVQ/Diploma Level and have 1.5 years vocational experience.
  • Attention to detail
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                                               

You’re unique – and we love that about you. As an equal opportunity employer, we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Don’t just take our word for it though! Our commitment to a number of covenants and pledges will show you just how serious we are about equal opportunities for all:
 
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Armed Forces Covenant Silver
  • Domestic Abuse Covenant
  • Durham Enable
  • Care Leaver Covenant
 

PURPLE PERKS                                                                                                                                             

26 days annual leave + Bank Holidays 
We understand the gift of time, whether it’s to see your loved ones or just spending time doing the things you love. That’s why in addition to your basic allowance of 26 days your annual leave allowance can rise to as much as  44 days per annum (inclusive of BH)  because of these amazing extra leave perks:


Buy & Sell | You can buy sell up to an extra 5 days annual leave each year
2YRS Service | Staff who have 2YRS service received an extra 2 days annual leave
5YRS Service | Staff who have 5YRS service receive a further 2 days annual leave
10YRS Service | Staff who have 10YRS service receive a further 1 days annual leave


We have a huge range of perks which you can look at here 


HEAD OFFICE PERKS                                                                                                                  
We wish we could provide these to all, but as a national company its not always possible. However these perks are available to all staff when they attend our incredible Head Office space. 
  • Electric Car charging points
  • Free fruit, Coffee and Tea
  • Onsite Shower
  • Prayer room on request or list of nearest available places of worship

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or need support in applying for this role, please contact our recruitment team on 01388 777129 or Workforus@Learningcurvegroup.co.uk

Working Flexibly 
If the working hours, days or times don't quite meet your needs please contact us to see if we can accommodate working flexibly. 

Essential Criteria

Learners are at the centre of everything we do so we are committed to safeguarding and promoting their welfare. If your role is applicable, the successful applicant will be required to provide satisfactory references and prove their eligibility to work in the UK. Depending on your role, we may also need to carry out a DBS check. It is essential that candidates are educated to at least NVQ/Diploma Level and have 1.5 years vocational experience.