Home based

Job reference: 69

Contract type: Permanent

Full time: 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (part-time working would be considered)

Salary: £23,150 to £24,805 per annum (dependent on experience) + Benefits


-           25 days annual leave

-           Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover

-           Death in service benefit

-           Option to buy up to 5 days annual leave

-           Discretionary shut down days at Christmas

-           1 Community Leave Day per annum

-           Bike to work scheme

Closing date: Thursday 30 June 2022

About us: 

Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high quality information, advice and advocacy services. POhWER is a registered charity that provides a range of services across England.

We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Officer, working within our support services, to provide administrative and bid support to the Service Design and Development (SDD) team. The successful candidate will support the team to submit high quality bids to retain and expand our services.

The Bid Officer will act in a supportive capacity, independently coordinating administrative functions as well as tracking new opportunities and supporting with competitor/market analysis and assisting with managing and tracking of contracts.

As part of POhWER’s Bid team you will support the Bid Manager and Grants and Partnership Manager throughout the tender/application process; monitoring tender trackers and identifying and scoping potential tender opportunities. This role includes completing SSQs (standard selection questionnaires) for tenders and attending market engagement events (virtually or occasionally in person).

We are looking for someone who has excellent administrative, organisational and time management skills with the ability to work accurately, with attention to detail. The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of working in a Business Development team including good knowledge of the tender process.

We are looking for someone with good IT skills with knowledge of standard Microsoft packages a good standard of English and maths and confident written and verbal communication skills with a commitment to a high level of confidentiality.

The successful candidate will have a confident and positive attitude as well as a strong team player with a flexible approach to meet needs of the team/business. You will have the ability to work confidently and independently with staff at all levels in the organisation and have knowledge and understanding of production of reports in a variety of formats.

The full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack can be downloaded here.

      How to apply

      We’re keen to get someone started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.

      Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, and your notice period.

      Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting reference 69.

      Closing date: 30th June 2022

      Interviews: 13th & 14th July 2022


      For an informal discussion please contact 07580 840908 and ask for a call back from Sarah O’Raw, Bid Manager.

      A DBS check will be required for this post.

        POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Disability Confident scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

        There are also possible volunteering opportunities available within POhWER across the whole of England, to get more information on these opportunities please visit our Volunteer for POhWER page