Strategic Bid Writer

PA Consulting

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

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Company Description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

This is an exciting role that requires a combination of writing skill, creativity, and attention to detail. As a bid writer you will work within a sector of PA’s business and therefore an ability to network and build strong working relationships at all levels will be essential to your success.

  • Leading on the creation of bid content to deliver compliant, well-articulated responses to client questions
  • Work with the team to develop powerful win themes that are the woven throughout the response
  • Building and maintaining your knowledge of the breadth of services that PA offers, the key market trends and the work that PA is successfully delivering in the market
  • Have a keen awareness of the marks available and making sure that the structure of the responses allows a marker to easily find the evidence to score full marks
  • Working with the subject matter experts to identify the evidence required and work with them to identify existing examples of valid content and creating new content as required
  • Content creation for pitches and presentations- working alongside PA Design Studio to produce high quality support materials
  • Share your knowledge and skill of writing to coach teams to improve the quality of their writing
  • Managing your time to allow you to focus on matters of strategic importance and comfortably meeting deadlines
  • Setting and managing expectations of the bid teams at all times whether working alongside the team in the office, or in a virtual environment

Qualifications

What we're looking for

  • Have demonstrable experience of writing and editing
  • Have excellent written English skills
  • Thrive under pressure and love writing to a deadline
  • Enjoy working with others (Subject Matter Experts) to extract their knowledge and present it in the best way for clients to engage and feel confident that this is a solution that exactly meets their needs
  • Have excellent time management skills and can prioritise competing work demands effectively
  • Can quickly build rapport with others and operate as a strong team player

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Additional Information

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Diversity

Our approach to Inclusion and Diversity is a key enabler to our purpose - ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’. At PA, we are committed to creating a supportive culture where our people can thrive. To bring ingenuity to life for our clients we need people with different perspectives who think innovatively. We are on a journey to create an ever more inclusive place to work, where we all feel supported and can be ourselves.

We want our people to experience a working environment that promotes dignity, equality and respect for all. In terms of recruitment, we believe diversity makes us a stronger firm and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the UK. We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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