Bid Manager (FTC)

  • £55,000.00 to £65,000.00
  • Bristol City
  • Permanent

Bid Manager | £55-65k | Bristol or Manchester | Fixed Term Contract

We are working with a top-tier legal firm known for its open, collaborative, and supportive culture. This firm values hard work and innovative ideas, empowering employees to develop and progress in their careers. With a prestigious reputation and a commitment to excellence, this firm offers an outstanding opportunity for a Bid Manager to make a significant impact.

Role Overview and Features: The Bid Manager will play a crucial role in the bids team, focusing on public sector bids from central government departments to local authorities and blue light organisations. This role involves managing prestigious public sector legal panels, including the Crown Commercial Services and the National Legal Services Framework for blue light services.

The Bid Manager will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the firm's public sector offering, including clients, service lines, and specific initiatives.
  • Scope bid requirements, manage the bid “go/no-go” process, identify key stakeholders, and map out strategies to achieve maximum marks against evaluation criteria.
  • Prepare bid plans, delivery programs, and implement a structured end-to-end process.
  • Collaborate with lead partners and subject matter experts to develop winning strategies and clearly identify the firm's value proposition.
  • Write compelling bid copy that articulates win themes in line with the firm's tone of voice guidelines.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent organisational and project management skills with the ability to work to multiple deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent spelling and grammar.
  • Effective time management and task prioritisation.
  • Solid technical/IT understanding.


  • Competitive salary with an annual pay review.
  • 25 days holiday, increasing to 30 days based on length of service.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Flexible working approach, supporting work/life balance with a focus on hybrid working.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development in a forward-thinking firm.

Call to Action: Apply now to take your career to the next level with a pioneering company.

Equality Statement: We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all employees and job applicants. In line with the Equality Act 2010, we strive to create and maintain a working environment in which everyone can make the best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and where all decisions are based on merit. No person is subjected to any less favourable treatment on any discriminatory grounds.

Hayley Jones Principal Consultant

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