Bid Writer

Greater London
Full time
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PA Consulting
Consulting & professional services
1,001-5,000 employees
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Company Description

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

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 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

Job Description

What is next in your career?

Our Central Support Unit are looking for an exceptional Bid Writers to help produce professionally written proposal and pitch content that superbly articulates the organisations value proposition and win bids.

This is a highly influential role that requires a forensic attention to detail. Your enjoyment to network with key members of the business and ability to work under pressure with demanding deadlines will drive your success. Working with Bid Managers and Solution Architects, the Bid Writer plays a leading role in ensuring the effective co-ordination and timely completion of tenders. You will be supported by the Bid Manager and Partner level members of the team to help develop and guide your career at PA.

You will have opportunity to:

  • Generate engaging content personally, after briefings from SMEs.
  • Ensure win themes are articulated in such a way that draws out the distinctive features of the proposal in a way that can be evaluated.
  • Maintain editorial and style control over proposals (‘one voice’) including creation of bid-specific style guidelines consistent with PA’s style guidelines.
  • Develop your understanding of the business needs and what we deliver to clients.
  • Support storyboard sessions with bid / proposal team members, to turn ideas into prose.
  • Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts.
  • Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant.
  • Coach and train sales and solution / SME teams in writing best practice.
  • Communicate and influence at a senior level.
  • Exercise excellent time management / prioritisation skills with multiple tasks.
  • Be an effective team worker in a dispersed working environment.
  • Prepare and support to pitch materials and rehearsals, including manage relationships with PA Design Studio


About You

  • Proven skills in writing and editing proposal content within a complex business environment.
  • Experienced in leading storyboarding sessions.
  • Feel comfortable participating in key review meetings / final document review, content sign-off, and document production.
  • Forensic attention to detail and meticulous proof-reading skills.
  • Excellent written English language skills are essential for this role.
  • Experience within a professional services and technology environment is desirable.

We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today by completing our online application

Additional Information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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