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About the job
Technical Editor / Reviewer
From £25,0000 to £27,0000 per annum plus Bonus
About Our Client
Our client is a leading independent bid writing company based in Newcastle-upon Tyne. Due to continued significant expansion they now have a vacancy for a permanent editor/reviewer.
As editor/reviewer, you will support the technical editor in reviewing the material produced by their team of bid writers to ensure they retain their current success rate of over 83%.
Each day the bid writers create between 20,000 and 25,000 words of bid narrative. Each piece has to be checked to ensure coherence, compliance with the tender specification, legal requirements, best practice, specific industry standards, in-house guidelines and customer requirements.
This demanding role requires someone who has significant experience in bid writing, bid evaluation and/or reviewing across a very wide range of industries. Must be highly literate with exceptional attention to detail, and must be able to concentrate for long periods of time.
Proofreading does not form part of the duties.
Working closely with the technical editor, your role will be varied and dynamic and will include:
Reviewing all content and working with individual bid writers to drive forward quality.
Liaising with bid writers and the bid manager to agree scheduling of reviews.
Working with the technical manager to identify skill gaps and appropriate training to improve individual and organisational success rates.
Supporting writers to generate answer plans, storyboards and win themes.
Acting as coach and mentor to writers.
Analysing all evaluation feedback and developing improvement strategies.
Maintaining and reporting on all writing KPI statistics.
Key sector/operational knowledge
The ideal candidate will have previously been involved in bid writing and have knowledge of the public sector procurement process. Full training will be provided, but practical experience of working in one or more of these sectors would be desirable but not essential:
Mechanical and electrical engineering including repairs, maintenance and installation
Health and social care
Key skills and characteristics
Highly literate with extensive English language writing skills
Excellent communication and people skills
Must have knowledge of a very wide range of sectors
The ability to work effectively under pressure to ensure delivery of high-quality submissions to deadlines
Able to quickly take in high volumes of technical information
Able to write tenders and PQQ
Forensic level attention to detail
Passionate to the point of being a perfectionist
Not frightened to be direct (but also able to present criticism constructively).
Qualifications and experience
Ideally the candidate will hold an MBA and/or a 1st class honours degree in business.
Detailed knowledge of procurement and tendering processes and procedures within the public and private sector.
Previously worked in a bidding environment or perhaps worked as an evaluator for a public sector body.
Knowledge of the Public Sector Contract Regulations would be advantageous
The recruitment process will consist of two face to face interviews and an aptitude test.
Please apply online today with your CV and current contact details.
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