Bid Recruitment

From finding a Bid Director to oversee the bidding process to growing your team of Bid Writers, our specialist recruiters can support your search.



3Search was created to deliver a better customer experience in recruitment. Now, we're one of the biggest and best bid management recruitment agencies in the UK, with a team of consultants delivering a five-star service for both employers and candidates.

Dedicated bids and proposals recruitment consultants

We understand that in order to get the very best support in your talent search, you need a dedicated recruitment partner.

Our specialist bid management recruitment team are experts in bids and proposals roles, focussing on growing their networks and knowledge in the space. As specialists, they're perfectly positioned to help grow your bid teams.

No matter if you're hiring for a Head of Bids, Proposals Manager, Bid Writer or Bid Coordinator, our recruiters can help you identify top talent within your industry.

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How to navigate a small talent pool

The bid manager role is a very niche skill set, making the talent pool incredibly small. As a result, many businesses struggle to hire directly into their bid management team.

This is where a true specialist recruiter can make a difference to your recruitment processes. With large networks of both permanent and contract employees, our consultants can speed up your hiring timeline. Plus, as we're active in the industry, we can add value by offering up to date insights on salaries, skill sets and other market trends.

How we deliver the best recruitment experience

Our recruitment agency was created with the goal of prioritising customer service in everything we do. We ensure that our hiring processes are five-star quality by taking the following steps.

Our consultants are truly embedded within the bids and proposals industry, working closely with experts in the space and the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). Attending conferences such as the BPC Europe conference and BIDx, we have been presented with the unique opportunity to celebrate movers and shakers in the space, as well as share our expert recruitment knowledge with Bids Leaders.

We're focussed on giving back to our communities. To do this, we deliver thought leadership to our networks in the form of blogs, webinars, podcasts and events. We've covered topics such as:

We're always looking for feedback on the insights we provide. If you have anything that you'd like to hear about it, please get in touch!

Our consultants always aim to meet employers face-to-face in their own offices. This allows us to truly understand what working with you looks like, so we can effectively represent organisations and sell the role to potential candidates.

We aim to create a force for good in all areas of the industry we love as well as society as a whole. We were certified B Corp™, confirming our hard work to be a force for good within recruitment.

So, we have built partnerships with organisations that we believe in, helping us to give back and invest in the worlds of bids and recruitment. 

Our charity partner, Beam, supports homeless people find their feet in society. For every bids and proposals professional that we get started in a new role, we donate a gift card to the employer to give back to Beam. Whenever you use our recruitment services, you will be supporting homeless individuals take control of their futures. 

We're building long-term partnerships with all of the employers we work with by supporting them with all their recruitment needs. To achieve this, we're continuing to expand our areas of expertise

We also have specialist recruiters in the following skill sets:

  • Marketing
  • Ecommerce 
  • Product 
  • Digital design
  • Communications
  • CRM
  • Data analytics
  • Social media and content
  • Performance

Helping you to build better teams across your business.

Salaries for bid management roles

Hiring with one of our recruitment consultants gives you access to their expert knowledge of the industry. In many cases, this is the key to making a successful hire. 

Bid management salaries have fluctuated significantly over the past few years. Our data revealed a 20% salary increase between 2021 - 2022. This makes it incredibly difficult to stay up to date with the average pay ranges. Our consultants have played a key part in ensuring hiring managers make the very best offer to their desired candidates.

Currently, the average bids and proposals salaries in London are:

  • Bid Executive: £30,000 - £45,000
  • Assistant Bid Manager: £45,000 - £55,000
  • Bids Manager: £65,000 - £80,000
  • Head of Bids: £100,000 - £150,000

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is being introduced across every industry, causing bids professionals to question how this technology will impact their role. 

We hosted a webinar in collaboration with AutogenAI to discuss the topic. CEO and Founder, Sean Williams, shared his thoughts on the benefits of AI in the bid management process and myth-busted concerns around the tools. He also shared a demonstration of their platform. If you missed out, be sure to read our key takeaways on AI's impact on bids roles.

3Search is one of the best bid recruitment agencies based in London, with opportunities spanning across the UK and North America.

Our specialist consultants have worked with employers across the UK, Europe and the globe. The furthest role we've worked was based in Japan!

All recruitment processes begin with a job description. Writing the job description is the first and most important step in a successful recruitment process and is crucial in attracting the very best talent for the job. For best practice, read our full guide to writing a job description, including:

  • Our simple funnel structure
  • An editable job description template, with examples, that you can edit with the relevant information  
  • The opportunity to contact our expert recruitment consultants for personalised support

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