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Proposal Writer

City of London, London

Remote working


Sector: Other

Posted: 06/11/2023

Ref: BBBH22709_1699259908

Proposal Writer
Remote Working - UK Wide
Up To £50,000 (DOE)
We're currently looking to recruit an experienced Proposal writer to assist in writing effective proposals in line with the organisations best practice. As a Proposal Writer, you will be required to work closely with subject matter experts to storyboard, draft and finalise written responses and submission documents for a range of technical and complex bids.
Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Proposals management Lead you will be responsible for:
  • Facilitate the storyboarding process of proposal documents, producing compelling, compliant, and impactful storyboards and mock-ups that effectively incorporate defined win themes.
  • Work with subject matter experts (SMEs), who will act as content owners, to develop 'bottom-up' bid content using various techniques to extract information, including one-to-one interviews and workshops.
  • Ensure mock-ups and response documents clearly articulate both features and benefits, and how this translates in to value for the customer.
  • Work with SMEs to turn technical jargon and ambiguous language in to clear, concise, and tangible content.
  • Ensure written proposals align to the requirements and guiding policy set by the proposal strategy.
  • Assist in the development and capture of win themes specific to each deliverable, ensuring these tie back to the proposal strategy and overall value proposition
  • Ensure the compelling and persuasive structuring of proposals, adopting proven writing techniques.
  • Ensure responses are compliant against the customers deliverables and evaluation criteria.
  • Assist in identifying inconsistencies and contradictory content across proposals, and ensuring all written proposals align with the associated commercial and financial propositions.
  • Application of best practice approach, structures, techniques and writing styles
  • Identify where graphics and diagrams would benefit proposals, working with SMEs and graphic designers to develop these outputs.
  • Preparation of mock-ups and full drafts for pink and red team review processes
  • Incorporation of pink and red team review feedback in to assigned deliverables.
  • Development of full written responses and deliverables in line with the bid programme and book plan
  • Undertake the final editing, proof-reading, and formatting of proposal documents.
  • Research and creation of supporting case studies and written collateral.
  • Support wider growth proposals and propositions as required.
  • Working as part of a centralised proposals team to continuously improve the quality of written proposals and outputs developed.

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • Be Educated to a Degree level.
  • Experience of effective proposal writing on large, complex and strategic bids
  • Experience of Shipley proposal practices (or similar)
  • APMP qualification - preferred.
  • Be eligible to obtain security clearance to SC level.
Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:
  • Salary Up to £50,000 (DOE)
  • Flexible remote working options.
  • Additional benefits - Pension fund contributions
  • 25 days leave + bank holidays
How to apply?
To apply for this opportunity simply send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 02393910041 to speak to Matthew Brindley who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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