Bid Executive

We are seeking a Bid Executive to join this dynamic, successful, and friendly professional services firm where you can really make your mark.  You will be supporting the business by assisting with smooth running of the tendering process, data management, and assisting with the production of bids to support fee earners’ business development activity and drive business growth.

We have been recognised as an outstanding place to work by Best Companies in 2023 and 2022 and ranked 1st in 2023 as the best mid-sized company to work for. You will experience a friendly and collegiate team atmosphere where work life balance is respected.  This is an opportunity to join a well-regarded and growing law firm located within easy access of Kings Cross and Farringdon mainline stations and Chancery Lane tube.  The role is suitable for hybrid working although the successful candidate will be required to attend our modern office on a minimum of one day each week.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring portals and email inbox and downloading and circulating relevant tender opportunities
  • Assisting with timely planning and co-ordination of all aspects of bids, from initiation to completion, to high-quality standards
  • Co-ordinating tenders including chasing authors for and collating content to ensure timely submission
  • Populating responses with standard information and boilerplate text
  • Formatting responses and creating simple graphics in line with our templates and branding
  • Proofreading and uploading final tender responses
  • Monitoring and recording feedback
  • Updating bid pipeline report, key tender resources and supporting information including CVs and content library
  • Building internal and external relationships with individuals to create quality bids

This list of duties is not exhaustive and offers scope for the successful candidate to continue to evolve and develop the function over time.

About you

Essential Requirements

  • Degree-educated or equivalent
  • Advanced Word skills, and proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Related experience such as proposal writing, editorial or legal PA background
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Highly Desirable

  • Understanding of the public sector and public sector procurement
  • Experience in a bid executive or bid writer role

Why join us?

We have been recognised as an outstanding place to work by Best Companies in 2023 and 2022 and ranked 1st in 2023 as the best mid-sized company to work for. We are a purpose driven organisation with an active social committee, Corporate Social responsibility committee, Equity and Diversity forum and Wellbeing Leadership Group. We are a signatory to the Mindful Business Charter.

It is central to our values that our teams reflect the diverse community around us and that everyone at Sharpe Pritchard can be themselves and bring their authentic selves to work. Achieving true equality, diversity and inclusion is a core aim and we very much welcome applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religion or belief, age or disability. We make reasonable adjustments within the recruitment process and upon joining the firm to support applicants of all abilities.

What you will be getting in return

Our HQ is based in London.  The firm is generally supportive of hybrid working and the successful completion of this role will require you to travel to London for a minimum of one day of the working week.

A generous bonus scheme is on offer alongside a competitive salary. You will gain professional development with a structured path to advancing your career. We provide a generous benefits package that includes but is not limited to:

  • Generous annual leave, starting at 28 days leave per annum (two days of which must be taken at Christmas on dates decided by the firm)
  • Private Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Smart health (including virtual GP service)
  • Health and wellbeing app
  • Individual learning and development and Business development budgets
  • Flexi time policy (core working hours of 10.00 – 16.00)
  • Flexible working (for example, part time and home working)

Regular team events including:

  • Social committee events throughout the year
  • Monthly all staff lunches

Apply here

Get in touch if you are looking to do high quality legal work across the country with a friendly and supportive team by applying here.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age or disability.

We make reasonable adjustments within the recruitment process and upon joining the firm to support applicants of all abilities.