Senior Bid Writer

chorley | Up to £45,000 per annum

Application Close Date: 07/07/2022 (Closed)

Bid Writing is a dynamic, fast-paced position in the Glendale Business Development department. Our team is responsible for the sustainability, growth and sustained success of our business. The successful candidate will develop strong links to all other central business functions and participate in the strategic planning of the business. We are looking for a talented, motivated and experienced writer to join our growing team, contributing to the consolidation of our market-leading position in the industry as well as driving profitability through the growth of our business in new sectors.

The successful candidate will enjoy managing the production of compelling written bids with a competitive edge. You will manage the end-to-end process of planning and coordinating bids for large-scale green spaces contracts in both the public and private sectors.

You will report to the Head of Business Development and be confident deputising in their absence, with an ability to lead, coach and develop our other Bid Writers. The successful candidate will be part of a profitable and growing nationwide business and be rewarded with a competitive salary, company benefits scheme and a bespoke training plan tailored to their talents and aspirations.

The Opportunity

Your duties will include:

  • Project managing high value bids
  • Managing and coaching our Bid Writers
  • Planning and writing high-quality bid documents
  • Driving the continuous improvement of the Bid Library and Case Studies
  • Managing the compliance and completeness of tender submissions
  • Creating a strong and effective contact network within the business
  • Working closely with the Head of Business Development and deputising when needed
  • Managing interesting projects such as submissions for industry awards

The Person

Candidates should be motivated creative writers and/or project managers and have a positive, winning mentality. They will have critical attention to detail, an excellent eye for presentation and design, and the ability to write articulately with flare. Strong organisational and time-management skills are a must in our fast-paced environment. Detailed understanding of commercial contractual arrangements and the ability to participate in creating the financial elements of our bids are desirable.


  • A proven ability to write professionally, preferably in a bidding environment
  • Working in a time-critical role and adhering to strict deadlines
  • Project managing multiple workstreams and stakeholders effectively

Personal Qualities

  • Articulate, with clarity in all written material with a high level of attention to detail
  • A capable and confident communicator
  • Excellent project planning, organisational and management skills

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

Glendale is a well-established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you. Please apply with a letter of application and CV to

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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