30+ days ago


Rydon is currently seeking an experienced bid writer to join its Forest Row (East Sussex) based bids team. Our focus continues on creating and maintaining award winning spaces for communities. As bid writer, you will play a critical role in helping Rydon to successfully win new projects in maintenance/repairs as well as new build construction. 

Rydon is a successful construction, development, maintenance, investment and management group operating throughout England, predominantly in London and the southern counties. We are a dynamic, multi talented organisation, working across a wide range of sectors within the built environment. We combine a personal touch with outstanding technical expertise to deliver award-winning, quality facilities for local communities with a commitment from people who are passionate about what they do. 

We recognise that it’s our people who make Rydon the success it is today and we understand the importance of career development and training. We’re continuously investing in our people and this is what makes us one of the leading employers within the built environment.

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We now have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join our Business Development team based from our Head Office in Forest Row, East Sussex. The successful applicant will be joining a team that produces bid responses for tender enquiries at both PQQ (pre-qualification questionnaire) and ITT (invitation to tender) stages. These tenders might cover construction, development, planned and responsive maintenance within the housing, education and healthcare sectors. As such the role offers genuine diversity and no two days are the same.

The bid writer role is a critical part of this successful team, and the preferred candidate will contribute to the planned and sustained business growth of the Rydon Group. You will write winning tender responses. and work with the team in building a library of standard responses, using the central bid library and working with business leads to establish key messages and win themes. The role will also help in planning and supporting our bids.

Example duties include:

  • Lead on and co-ordinate input and responses for pre-qualification questionnaires
  • Attend storyboard sessions with wider bid team members to develop coherent and tailored responses
  • Completing relevant documentation and formatting to meet branding requirements and standards
  • Sourcing and adapting template responses from the bid library, where appropriate, and conveying critical information in a clear and consistent manner
  • Arranging for review and approval of bid content prior to submission in line with business governance requirements
  • Supporting pitch/delivery teams in developing presentation material
  • Keeping up to date with our prospects and competition to ensure responses are bespoke and deliver our strategy clearly

This is a genuinely varied role with excellent opportunities for growth and development.

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience as a Bid Writer. It would be an advantage if this experience has been gained with a main contractor within the Construction and/or maintenance industry however experience gained within other sectors will also be considered. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Aternatively, you may be from a journalistic/professional writing background or equivalent. Either way, you will have the ability to work to tight deadlines as well as communicate and influence at senior levels.

If you have the above experience, we'd strongly encourage you to apply. 

As a well established, progressive company we are committed to attracting and retaining individuals by offering an excellent benefits package that includes a wide range of core and voluntary benefits.

Rydon is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in employment. Successful candidates will be selected solely on their ability to carry out the duties of the post.  

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Our application process is very straight forward allowing you to apply with a CV (from your Computer or Dropbox), LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ and should take no more than a few short minutes. 

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