Bid Writer

Location: 

Poole, GB, BH17 7ER Glasgow, GB, G33 4DB Worcester, GB, WR4 9FP Leicester, GB, LE19 1WY

Type of Employment:  Full-time
Career Level:  Professional
Job Family:  Communications
Date posted:  4 Feb 2024

Are you a writer looking for a new challenge with steady hours and good money? Do you want to work as part of a big team where you’ll be valued for your specialist contributions? Do you have an enquiring mind and an ability to research and interview and think analytically about what you discover? Are you ready to be a writing subject matter expert? Can you use your craft to interpret information and structure content that connects with the intended reader? If so, bid writing could be for you and it’s an awesome way to make a living doing what you love, if storytelling is in your heart.

 

Yunex Traffic is looking for a creative writing professional to join our bid team as a Bid Writer.

 

About Bid Writing

In the UK, government public sector organisations and local authorities (which include city, borough and county councils) employ private for-profit organisations to supply essential products, services and solutions. To ensure they receive best value for money from these public-private partnerships, authorities divide their supply needs into separate contracts and release public tenders for each contract. They then receive competitive bids from a range of companies. These bids typically include a pricing section and a written technical response to set essay questions. Yunex Traffic employs Bid Managers, who are accountable for the overall tender response, and Bid Writers, who are responsible for the writing.

 

About Yunex

As transport networks get bigger and more complex, Yunex Traffic makes travel safer, more efficient, and more sustainable with innovative transport infrastructure and solutions. Yunex Traffic is the UK’s #1 Intelligent Traffic Solutions (ITS) provider and maintains over 40% of the UK’s ITS assets, including traffic signals, enforcement cameras and software solutions. We design and manufacture our own equipment and technology at our award-winning facility in Poole, Dorset, and install and maintain it at customer sites nationwide.

 

Who are you?

We’ll consider all applications on their merits, including those from early career candidates, we’d especially like to see applications from experienced bid writers or creative people with a professional writing background who are interested in applying their established expertise to bid writing.

 

You should be able to:

  • Work to rigid deadlines with strong attention to detail.
  • Edit texts to make them clearer and more concise.
  • Apply creative problem solving.
  • Motivate and inspire others and support cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrate exceptional writing, editing and communication skills.
  • Apply advanced knowledge of creative writing best practice, voice, form, grammar, and syntax.
  • Use feedback for continuous improvement and continuous professional development.
  • Use MS Office, Teams and SharePoint.

 

You also require either:

  1. An undergraduate or postgraduate arts degree in Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Journalism or similar,

or

  1. An equivalent level of knowledge about writing theory and craft acquired through independent study alongside writing experience in a technical, project-based business environment.

 

Please include a covering letter in your application to summarise your work and educational background, qualifications, skills and software competencies. We’d also like to know why you want to be a Bid Writer at Yunex Traffic.

 

What will you do?

You’ll work alongside other Bid Writers and Bid Managers and:

  • Take responsibility for the timely delivery of high-quality, well-presented written content for bids, which may include supporting subject matter experts to produce technical responses.
  • Review customer documents to understand their requirements, underlying needs, goals, and preoccupations.
  • Help identify win strategies for public and private sector customers, share them with cross-functional bid teams, and implement them when planning, writing and editing bid responses.
  • Programme writing tasks, forecasting resourcing needs, identifying critical path risks and escalating issues as appropriate to ensure we deliver consistently high-scoring bid responses.
  • Facilitate solution reviews, storyboarding (content generation) workshops and interviews with our sales and operational leads, subject matter experts, bid managers and solution specialists.
  • Provide editorial feedback and assistance to other staff.
  • Contribute to presentations for internal and external stakeholders and for governance purposes.

 

 What do we offer?

  • Base salary and annual bonus.
  • 26 days holiday (increasing up to 29 days with length of service).
  • 37.5 hour working week, including flexible working.
  • Pension with matching employer contributions of up to 10% of pensionable salary.
  • Flexible benefits to suit your needs.
  • Employer investment in continuous professional development and industry accreditation where appropriate.

 

Our Commitment:

Yunex Traffic is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss any requirements you may have, including workplace adjustments.

 

How To Apply

Applications should be made online. Please ensure you complete all areas of the application form to the best of your ability. We also recommend attaching your curriculum vitae (CV) with a short covering letter that tells us about you and why you are the right person for this job and for Yunex Traffic.