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For your business to consistently produce winning bids, you need to appoint exactly the right people; quickly and efficiently – bid professionals who will 'hit the ground running', fully commit themselves and deliver.

This is what we will do for you when you need to recruit for any bid related role. Through our extensive network and contact base we have identified and recruited exceptional bid personnel for companies throughout the UK and globally. We locate candidates, carry out pre-screening, interview and test them and check their references. Only then will we present them as candidates for your role.





Bid Perfect Are Hiring!

Excellent and competitive packages.

Hybrid: Home/UK-Wide

Ref: 10588

Full and part time options working for one of the UK's largest bid consultancies.

Bid Perfect are hiring...

We are a work winning consultancy providing:

  • A broad portfolio of bid skills training programmes.

  • Bid management and authoring support.

  • Graphic design and media creation for bids.

  • Independent bid reviewing, editing, and proofreading.

  • Solution design and financial modelling.

  • Transformation and contract mobilisation support.

Since our founding in 2007, we have provided bid support to over nine hundred organisations, amongst whom are some of the world’s largest governmental and defence organisations.  We are proud to have built winning and long-term partnerships based upon our reputation for reliability, stability, and trust.

We understand the complexities of qualifying a bid opportunity and efficiently establishing a work winning team. We also understand the need to work within strict budget limits. We have professional and experienced consultants who lead our clients through the often multifaceted challenges when bidding for large, high value, contracts. Particularly, we have specialists in sustainability, environmental impact, and social value; all elements which are now a constant and high scoring element within bid responses.

We are looking for bid professionals to work with us delivering these services to our clients. 

We would like to hear from experienced bid managers and writers, particularly those with recent SC clearance. Day rates for freelance bid consultancy work are typically £425 - £600 a day on outside IR35 assignments.

We are also looking for bid writers to join our team in-house, working on longer term contracts on a PAYE basis.

Please apply to  

Please provide a Word version of your CV and a brief summary regarding:

  • Your current situation.

  • Why you are looking and your notice period if applicable.

  • What kind of role you are hoping to find or the market you would like to work within.

  • Your salary/day rate expectations.

  • Your location.

  • Your ability to commute within the UK and travel overseas.

  • Confirm you ability to work freely within the UK.  

Bid Manager/Writer

£Salary Upon Application

Hybrid: Home/Central London

Ref: 10587

Full Time - Working for an inernational non-profit organisation.

This is a hybrid home/head office based role which will require the successful candidate to commute to the South Bank area in central London 2/3 days a week (season ticket loan provided), The role sits within a larger international work winning team, primarily focused upon managing proposal development, writing and refocussing content, and using best bid practice to deliver compliant and compelling bids.


  • You will have responsibility for the bid qualification, risk management, and quality of process.

  • Preparation of project proposals: management of bidding process; associate and consultant selection; technical writing; and collaborate on commercial proposal.

  • Support the proposals teams throughout the proposal process keeping to agreed deliverables.

  • Provide best practice advice and lessons learnt from past proposals, including client feedback.

  • Work with other content writers on document planning and production; provide document review, advice and coaching.

  • Help with planning, support and coaching for presentations/pitches.

  • Proactive use of internal systems to support the management of the bid process, record and share information and ensure compliance with quality standards.

  • Enable continuous improvement and knowledge sharing across the business.


  • Develop proposal structure, considering tender requirements and evaluation criteria.

  • Lead storyboard sessions with bid team members and key stakeholders, ensuring compliance of bid with client demands.

  • Proactively work with a network of subject matter experts from across the businesses, challenging their thinking to support them in developing solutions.

  • Draft proposal sections as appropriate, drawing on expert input, track record and existing bid library.

  • Edit and proof read documents for final submission, to ensure compliance, meeting criteria, compelling to the reader, grammatically correct and optimally formatted.


  • Qualification in Shipley process, or equivalent corporate bid skills training in bid management.

  • Experience of building and managing relationships with diverse stakeholder groups.

  • Experience delivering proposal management and bid writing for high value proposals, in a professional services and/or government sector.

About the client:

You’ll be working with an international, not for profit, agency which is passionate about transforming the quality of life for millions of people. Established over a hundred years ago, this organisation has been working across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Their expertise is in finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. They work with, and train, leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing from their vast experience.

They offer a competitive benefits package available on application. 

Please apply to  

Please provide a Word version of your CV and a brief summary regarding:

  • your current situation

  • why you are looking and your notice period if applicable

  • what kind of role you are hoping to find

  • your salary expectations

  • your location,

  • your ability to commute into London regularly and

  • confirm you ability to work freely within the UK.  

Bid Manager/Writer Hybrid

£50-60K per annum



Ref: BJSS 10584

Full Time/Permanent

Do you want to work as part of a high-tempo team that is integral to winning strategic work?

Are you an experienced and proven bid manager who can work to tight deadlines?

Do you have an excellent understanding of (and consistently practise) the fundamental elements of a winning response?

We’re looking for an experienced bid and proposal manager to join a growing presales team, to help support our client’s ambitious growth plans.

This is a hands-on writing and bid/proposal management role that requires liaising with a range of contributors to deliver high-quality, compelling responses to bids and tenders for some of the world’s leading organisations.

You’ll manage and write bids and proposals from end to end, convening response teams and producing best quality bids and proposals. As well as managing the written and editorial aspects of the proposal development process, you’ll work with the sales, industry and delivery teams to identify win themes and adapt responses to client requirements.

Applicants must be confident in managing and writing bids and proposals and leading presales pursuits within a busy presales team.

You’ll lead by example, and be adept at communicating complex, technical concepts to a wide variety of readers.

You’ll be able to build strong relationships with colleagues from a variety of disciplines, up to Board level, and be comfortable managing expectations where needed.

Our client is an innovative tech consultancy - a team finding ways to solve complex technology problems for some of the world’s leading organisations and delivering solutions that millions of people use every day.

Required skills:

•  Bid Writing – track record of writing winning bids

•  Bid Processes - understanding and  experience in implementation

•  Bid Strategy - understanding and experience in implementation




Plus full benefits package

and annual bonus.



Full Time/Permanent

Our client is an established technology service provider based in the South-West.

They are an exciting, growing business which has developed strong working relationships with prestigious clients who include the MOD, Met Office, UK Hydrographic Office, Forestry Commission, and central government.  

This is a hybrid role (office/WFH). Although regular visits to our client's Plymouth HQ will be required, you will also be able to regularly work from your home office. You will be part of a multi-skilled team delivering solutions predominantly based in the South-West but potentially elsewhere in the UK. Your role will be to write bid responses, coordinate the bid process and develop and maintain a bid library. You will also identify ways to improve the quality, consistency, and efficiency of the bid process.

Activities will include:

  • Writing compelling content with clarity and conciseness.
  • Ensuring accurate, high-quality bid contributions from all bid stakeholders.
  • Working with other bid team members to help them achieve the skills and confidence to write bid narrative themselves.
  • Being responsible for the quality of the technical aspects of each bid, ensuring the written documentation and presentations are clear, concise, and compelling.
  • Developing and writing all technical elements of tender proposals associated with framework opportunities and one-off major projects across the UK.
  • Creating new content and editing existing content, tailoring to suit client requirements.
  • Completing sector and client research to better inform bid responses.
  • Providing continuous management and development of the bid library. 
  • Providing regular reports on individual tender progress.
  • Produce monthly KPIs for the bid process.
  • Reviewing and editing proposal responses for consistency, compliance, win theme incorporation, solution accuracy, and other elements during regular and core team review cycles to create the final proposal submission.

The Ideal Candidate

You can work under general direction and plan your own work. You will have writing experience in a technical field and have experience of software development or managing software development.

You can collaborate confidently with team members, users, and our customers. You will communicate fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to technical and non-technical audiences.

You are team and action oriented and are proactive in prioritising your own workload and able to delegate to others.

It may be a requirement that you undertake UK security clearance (BPSS or SC).

Required Skills

  • Software development or managing software development experience (in a leadership or management capacity).
  • Excellent communicator.
  • A high attention to detail with an excellent editing and proofing ability.
  • Excellent literacy skills, with an extensive vocabulary.
  • Deadline driven with effective time management skills.
  • Thrive in a busy environment.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise workload.
  • Experience in the required business sector.
  • Proven bid team involvement.
  • Can demonstrate effective bid writing skills.

Desired Skills

  • An understanding of Cloud development and deployment practices, particularly AWS and Azure.
  • Have worked in Professional Services with experience of Public Sector bidding.


We anticipate a starting salary of between 45K and 55K,coupled with an annual bonus based upon the overall performance of the company. A range of other benefit are also available to the successful candidate:

  • 7.5% pension contribution
  • Free life insurance
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working

Our culture

Our cultural values have been developed by our employees, with our client’s needs at the forefront of our thinking. Our commitment is to offer cutting-edge solutions, provide support and adapt to meet our customer needs.  This would not be possible without the growth mentality and love of technology.  We passionately believe in knowledge sharing and continual development.  


£50 - 65K PA


Ref: 10539

Full Time/Permanent

Our client is a global professional services consultancy with office in the City, they require a Bid Manager/Bid Writer, to work with their commercial team, a mix of remote working and office based.

Our client is a technology consulting company working primarily in IT and Engineering.  They have a global footprint, but this role is to support the UK technology part of the business.

They will work closely with the Sales Director, Contracts Manager and Subject Matter Experts, External Suppliers and External Bid Support companies and Designers.  

Confident communication skills are required to co-ordinate bid planning with the different work streams and a calm, methodical working style.  Applicants should be confident with both bid management skills and bid writing,  putting together and implementing a bid plan and managing the whole process.    

There is an existing bid library, however, they would like applicants who are able to implement new ideas and new approaches.  The company has a global bid strategy but this role will be focused on winning new business within the UK.  

Generally you will be working on 1 - 5 bids at any one time, from £100k value to £5m.  You will have external support with bid design.

Preferably looking for someone with 5 - 10 years bidding experience.  Able to work with highly technical content, support the solutioning and be super organised in their approach to managing the work flow.

Excellent salary and benfits on offer. 



Home Based

Ref: 10537

Full Time/Permanent

This role works with a larger bid team of seven personnel.  Our client seeks a successful bid writer, particularly of interest is  experience working in social housing refurbishment contracts. The role is to manage and respond to PQQs and ITTs to a high standard and on time.  You must be confident and able to take responsibility for delivering the bid, ensuring compliance  with group processes and procedures. This is a national role Reporting to Head of Bids and you will take ownership of your bids, arranging ‘kick-off’ meetings to ensure all members of the team understand the requirements of the proposal and their role and responsibility.

Key Requirements:

  • Creating and implementing bid themes for the bid.

  • Ensuring all information is collated and submitted by the deadline.

  • Completion of quality/bid information requested by client in their preferred format. 

  • Portal downloads/uploads.

  • Use of EasyPQQ software to generate and record responses, MS Access updates for allocated submissions.

  • Ensuring commitments made in bid are communicated upon contract award.

  • Regular and efficient communication with all group personnel to maximise successful appointment of allocated opportunities.

  • Collboration with Marketing and Sales to ensure accurate and relevant information for responses.

  • At least three years’ experience of bid writing, preferably in the construction industry, with previous experience of using online procurement portals to obtain and return information

  • The successful candidate will have a 'can do' attitude with excellent communication and bid writing skills. 

  • Well organised, with good time management and have the ability to work quickly when required, being able to  prioritise your workload.

  • Proficient in MS packages including Word, Visio and Access.

Bid Manager/Writer

£35K - £45K PA

Home/Office Split

Full time/permanent

Our client is seeking candidates for a permanent combined proposal management/bid writer role. The company is a small consultancy (8 people currently) based in Bedfordshire.

Applicants must be capable, experienced, self-starters. You must be able to confidently, and effectively, organise the proposal process and write up the responses. This role is primarily office based, but one or two days per week at home can be accommodated. Our client is offering a competitive salary, a good benefits package and an interesting, collaborative, environment.



Central London

Full time/Permanent

We are seeking candidates with good project management, time management and strong organisational skills, who can lead a team and maintain excellent quality control over the standard of work produced for bid responses




Full time/Permanent

Wide range of opportunities for bid professionals with security clearance.

Bid Manager/Writer

£50-60k per annum

Home Counties

Ref: ODS 10583

Full Time/Permanent

Do you want to be part of an organisation that is growing, where you can help to shape the future?

This role is to manage and write bids to win contracts delivering key local authority services e.g.: repairs and maintenance of housing, waste and recycling, streets and parks.

Our client has won a major local authority contract and has an ambitious growth programme over the next three years. 

Culturally they have a strong set of values which focus on improving the quality of life in our communities, delivering services to people and protecting our environment.

Our client is looking for an experienced Bid Manager/Bid Writer, ideally from the construction industry with a strong knowledge of the whole bid process, 

To be successful in this role you will have in depth experience of writing and delivering winning bids, be highly organised and have confident team management abilities.

You will be responsible for the quality of all aspects of the bid, including written documentation and presentations, ensuring that written work is clear, concise and compelling.

Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer of the group, this role has opportunity, influence and visibility. You will proactively work with the operational teams to and develop bids.


  • A good understanding of how to work with the public and private sectors.
  • Successful track record in writing and managing bids. 
  • A good understanding of innovation and differentiation.
  • Sharp focus on bid management and quality.
  • An individual who can confidently lead.
  • Someone who can train staff in the bid management to increase the ability of the organisation to produce bids.
  • Be confident in setting up a bid plan and ensure clear lines of communication and roles and responsibilities are established for each bid project.

This is an influential and visible role, our client therefore requires a confident bid manager/writer who can grow this business and their role within it. 



If you need an exceptional bid professional, you could try advertising online, although you will  spend time sifting through many unsuitable responses. Alternatively, you could try a ‘high street’ recruitment agency, although they may not understand bids and tenders, or your needs, like we will do.

Bid Perfect is a specialist consultancy operating only in bids and tenders, across all industry sectors. Bid Perfect People specialises in matching your requirements to our carefully vetted talent pool.​ Our dedicated recruiters will find exactly the right individual (or team) to support your bid projects.

​We start by qualifying recruiting objectives; whether an experienced short-term interim, a permanent candidate, or both will best suit your purpose. If you are not entirely sure what skills and background you require, we will advise you, and will also provide benchmarking for salary or day rate. We will help you build a job description and person specification by determining what kind of personality, team fit, management style, skills and experience best suit your business.

Our tried and tested process will identify potential candidates quickly and accurately and you won’t have to waste time reviewing inappropriate CVs and interviewing people who have not been properly screened.

​We can hire at all levels, from entry level (with Bid Perfect training if required) to bid directors. We have a network of high performing bid professionals with whom we have built strong relationships over the years. It is a talent pool you can share in too.

If you would like to have a conversation, please call 0845 6000 281 and ask for Linda or Rosie. Alternatively, you can click the link below and use the contact form for a quick response.

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The recruitment team at Bid Perfect maintains the lowest possible running costs. This means we can pass on cost efficiencies to our customers. We do this by offering our services at extremely competitive rates.

The base rate for a full search and selection project is 20% of the starting annual salary.

We may offer a reduction on the base fee for the following:

  • If the commissioning organisation is in the third sector (charities, non-profits, voluntary services)
  • If we agree a period of exclusivity
  • If there is more than one role to be filled in the same recruitment project.

If you would like to have a conversation about our fees or any other aspect of our permanent recruitment services, please call 0845 6000 281 and ask for Linda or Rosie. Alternatively, you can click the link below and use the contact form for a quick response.

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