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At 3Search, we recognise that much of your work involves time management, organisational skills and effective communication among team members. You’ll be working on tracking your business’s wins and ensuring that any feedback is listened to and implemented.

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You are an out-of-the-box thinker with a creative flair, creating content that can be equally engaging and profitable. In addition, you’ll also be cultivating a relationship with the business development and sales teams. You’ll create detailed bid requirements that provide clients with clear advice, guidance, and a high-quality level. You’ll also have skills in attention to detail, proofreading content, and raising any inconsistencies across larger documents. 

We understand that being a Bid Writer isn’t just about creating bid proposals or pre-qualification questionnaires. There is much more involved, especially for a creative person. You’ll be responsible for analysing documents and researching the sector, and you are highly organised and dedicated to the task. You’ll work closely with clients to produce precise, concise, highly detailed, and persuasive proposals.

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Bid Writer / Proposal Writer: What can you expect?

For the role of Bid Writer, we have crafted a list of the potential responsibilities and requirements employers are looking for in their candidates. Read through to discover more about the daily running of the role.

Responsibilities of a Bid Writer

  • Write bespoke bids aligned with the specific goals and specifications of the business and its clients
  • Gather and obtain information to complete pre-qualification questionnaires
  • Edit and review bid proposals
  • Ensure the client knows the tendering process from the perspective of the buyer
  • Work closely with the client through the duration of the process and create a strategy that steers them in the direction of achieving their specific criteria 

Requirements of a Bid Writer

  • Excellent proficient and persuasive writing skills with an ability to review and edit bids
  • Great attention to detail in producing bid proposals that are clear, precise and void of errors
  • Ability to collaborate with internal stakeholders to create and deliver practical bid proposals
  • Capable of multitasking with fantastic project and time management skills
  • Can align their bid writing skills to a target-driven audience 
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Bid Writer: Salary Expectations


The average salary for Bid Writers across the UK:

London: £65,000 - £80,000

Greater Manchester: £50,000 - £70,000


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Progression opportunities for a Bid Writer

As you gain experience in your role as a Bid Writer,  you’ll want to take a look at what your next steps can look like. Bid and Proposal Writers are a valuable part of any team, with skills that can transfer across all business forms. Your skills can evaluate any piece of content. We’ve gathered a selection of potential career progression opportunities with their corresponding salary expectations to help you understand them clearly. In addition, 3Search has collected some possible routes for you to venture down and aid in your decision-making. 

After some time in the company, your entry-level Bid Writer role might develop into a Senior role. You’ll demonstrate that you have gained enough experience, skills and knowledge of the company to progress. The role comes with additional responsibilities, such as editing, proofing and managing how proposals are written. In addition, you’ll be working with the business development team to ensure they understand the client's clear priorities and concerns  

Salary Expectations: £75,000 - £110,000

With the experience of a Bid Writer, you can adapt your skills and knowledge to a more senior role, such as Bid Manager. You’ll be responsible for conducting audits and researching resources, ensuring that the type of proposals and bids produced are high quality and effective. As a result, you’ll gain more responsibilities than a Senior Bid Writer and more experience leading a team. Ultimately, you’ll be accountable for the bid and your team's progress. Furthermore, you’ll develop a profound commercial and operational understanding, enabling you to supply the correct knowledge within the bid. 

Salary Expectation: £65,000 - £80,000

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