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Job Advertisement:

Bid Writer

Hook, Hampshire, Central London, Liverpool, Solihull or Manchester

Up to £35,000 (depending on experience) plus benefits

6 Month FTC, Homebased during COVID-19


A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment. We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation. We are looking to recruit a talented bid writer to provide expertise on bids of various scale and complexity.


As part of our bid team you’ll take lead in the creation of storyboards and ensuring they are adhered to throughout the bid development. You’ll be working with subject matter experts to extract information and ‘interpret’ technical solutions. From this you will use your knowledge and expertise to create high-quality responses that are accurate, concise and visually engaging. These responses will convey the required message, answer the customers requirements, and score well against the customer’s evaluation criteria.


We’ll be relying on you to incorporate ‘win’ themes, unique selling points (USPs), sales messages, case studies and ‘hot button’ material into responses. You will continually conduct research to remain up-to-date in order to supplement bid responses, including collation and presentation of date.


What you need to do the job


We are looking for a proactive individual who has a demonstrable commitment to personal development and a passion for what they do. There are no specific qualifications required for this role however we are keen to hear from candidates who have a background in copywriting, journalism, linguistics, TEFL or similar and must be able to demonstrate experience of delivering high-quality pieces of written work under the pressure of tight deadlines.


Moreover, we would like to see:


Ability to quickly grasp and assimilate complex information and apply creative intellect;
Excellent communication skills, including relationship development and stakeholder management; individuals will be confident, persuasive and articulate in all communications;
Methodical, process-driven and organised with excellent attention to detail;
Experience of template creation and document manipulation, although not essential; and

Security clearance may be required at ‘SC level’; ‘Developed Vetting’ clearance may also be required for some roles. Candidates should be flexible to travel as required and, on occasion, stay overnight.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment


A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won’t be hard to find.


Great people: You’ll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.


What we offer


In return, you’ll not receive a competitive salary and benefits package but you’ll be working within a company that places a huge value on the business we win and takes pride in operational excellence. Our Hook office is friendly, vibrant and home to wider shared services teams too, so you’ll receive plenty of support from colleagues – as well as ongoing training and development.


Up to 6% contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays,
An autonomous, supportive and flexible-working culture
A company passionate about diversity and inclusion

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.


We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.


Serco supports 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).

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