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Senior Bid Writer – Employment & Skills, Youth and Integration

Reference 1047/BW  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information Salary between £33k and 35k, Cycle to work Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 17/10/2022
Company Name Groundwork London
Contact Name Shirley Francis
Email shirley.francis@groundwork.org.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
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Are you passionate about youth, social mobility and integration for people from all walks of life to achieve their potential? If you’re an experienced bid writer we’d like to hear from you.

This role sits within Groundwork London’s highly successful Fundraising and Development team and reports to the Head of Fundraising.

As our Senior Bid Writer, you’ll play an important role in generating income predominantly for our growing portfolio of Employment & Skills, Youth and Integration projects across London. Our employment and skills team support young people and adults across London to gain the confidence, skills and experience they need to gain employment. Our Youth team supports young people experiencing a range of disadvantages/barriers to remain in education, improve their mental health/wellbeing and fulfil their potential. Lastly, our Integration team works with refugees/migrants across the capital to support their long-term integration into the UK, providing support with language, work and culture.

In your role, you will work collaboratively in preparing and writing tenders and bids to support these core thematic areas of work: Employment & Skills, Youth and Integration through statutory sources. As well as, having the knowledge, confidence and ideally experience in securing major grant funding from large Trusts/Foundations/Lottery distributors.

The successful candidate will source, develop and project manage detailed responses to bid and tender documents. As a senior role within the team, you will be comfortable working alongside Senior-level internal colleagues (Directors/Heads of Service) to develop high-quality bids and proposals. You will be able to prioritise multiple tasks and work to tight deadlines. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Key requirements: Please contact us if you have:

  • Experience in securing statutory funding e.g. ESF, DWP, SFA/DFE, GLA, Home Office, Borough councils
  • A track record in sourcing, developing and project managing detailed responses to bid tender documents
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills to work with Senior Colleagues and translate operational information and targets into high-quality bids
  • High level of ICT and organisational skills to submit quality documents on time
  • A passion for fundraising and being part of a high-performing team

Groundwork London works with communities across the capital to transform their lives and the places they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working. We are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no one is held back by their background or circumstances.

Please send your application form, quoting reference ‘1047/BW’ to londonjobs@groundwork.org.uk

Closing date for applications:  17th October 2022 

Interview date: 20th October 2022

For further information and to discuss the role please contact Shirley Francis at shirley.francis@groundwork.org.uk

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