Senior Bid Manager

Full time (Slough based); 12 month contract with potential for extension or a permanent role

Salary in the range: £40,885 - £46,016pa, depending upon qualifications and experience

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We have a vacancy for a Senior Bid Manager to work in the Bids Team in our Research Department. 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, high-quality evidence.

The Bid Team supports and manages all tender activity for the organisation, which incorporates a wide range of processes including managing and supporting bid development, searching and assessing Invitations to Tender (ITTs), leading decision-making processes, and recording and analysing bids data. The Senior Bid Manager is a key role in the team and will take the lead on project managing and writing high value, complex bid opportunities from set-up to submission. S/He will deputise for the Head of the Bid Team when needed, as well as leading, overseeing or conducting other Bid Team activities.

Whilst it would be desirable, please note candidates do not need to have experience of social research for this role. You would, however, need to be able to demonstrate the ability to pick up domain knowledge quickly.

NFER is a registered charity and an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Benefits of working at the Foundation include 30 days paid leave per year over and above Bank Holidays and discretionary days, generous pension arrangements and good support for staff development.

Our offices are located in lovely grounds a mile from the town centre; communications by road and rail are excellent.

Applications should be made using NFER’s standard application form and returned to recruitment@nfer.ac.uk or by post to:

The HR Department, NFER, The Mere, Upton Park, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2DQ.

Closing date: 30 June 2017
Interviews w/c: 10 July 2017

Applicants for this post should note that it is exempt from the ‘Rehabilitation of Offenders Act’ and will need to provide a satisfactory DBS Certificate; further details of NFER’s Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checking procedure are in the attached Further Particulars for this post.

Registered charity no. 313392.