Bid Writer

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Reference number: 46660

Title: Bid Writer

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Salary: £32,207 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 23 January 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Fixed Term, Temporary

Job advert:

Could you be our new Bid Writer

Sense’s new strategy sets ambitious targets for growth, so that we can provide more support to more people every year.  The Business Development team has recently re-structured and we have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join our existing team. 

About the job:

As a Bid writer you will be responsible for working with operational colleagues to engage with commissioners, raising the profile of Sense and its broadest service offer. The post holder will also support the retention and growth of current and future provisions through activity supporting tenders and framework applications. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative and take a lead role, whilst continuing to work as part of a team.

The role is a temporary vacancy that will run until June 2023.

Does this sound right for you?

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holiday entitlement; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your required skills and experiences:

The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing tender opportunities and the completion of the bid writing process which will increase business and diversification of opportunities across Sense Operational Services.  You will have excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Ideally, you will have experience of writing tenders and bids within the social care sector with a demonstrable track record of securing new business. The ability to be confident working under pressure to meet deadlines is essential.

A full role profile and person specification is attached below;

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply section:

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit:


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)