Bid Information Officer

Salary in the range: Circa £30,000 depending upon experience.

This is a full time - 35 hours, permanent role based in Slough

We are recruiting for a Bid Information Officer to work in the Bids Team in the Research Department at NFER. NFER is the UK's largest independent provider of research, assessment and information services for education. We aim to improve education and learning, and enhance the lives of learners, by providing independent evidence.

The Bid Team supports and manages all tender activity for the organisation, which incorporates a wide range of processes including searching and assessing Invitations to Tender (“ITTs”), leading decision-making processes as well as analysing bids data.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

About you

Whilst it would be desirable, you do not need to have experience of procurement / bidding or research for this role but you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

About us

NFER is the UK's largest independent provider of research and information services for education, training and children's service; clients include schools, UK government departments and agencies at national and local levels. With an annual income of £18 million and 210 staff across 3 sites, we are a registered charity whose purpose is to make a difference to learners of all ages, especially to the lives of children and young people, by ensuring our work improves the practice and understanding of those who work with and for learners.

We undertake around 200 research projects every year, spanning all sectors of education and children’s services. We provide high quality, evidence-based research for policy makers, managers and practitioners. Our unrivalled experience enables us to offer a wide range of services and information sites, making NFER a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in education and improving children’s lives.

We have a pleasant office environment and beautiful surroundings, 30 days paid leave per year, over and above Bank holidays and additional discretionary days, good support for staff development and generous pension arrangements.

How to Apply

Applications should be made using NFER’s standard application form and returned to

Closing date: Thursday 12 April 2018
Interviews planned: 19 and 20 April 2018

Applicants for this post should note that this role comes under the ‘Rehabilitation of Offenders Act’. Further details of NFER’s Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checking procedure are in the attached Further Particulars for this post.

Registered Charity No. 313392.