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Title:  Bid Writer


Worcester, North West, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  171326


Bid Writer


Anticipated balance of home and office working (Base location will be dependent upon suitable candidate)


£36,335 - £38,248


37.5 hours per week



Do you want to work in a sector where you can make a difference to people’s lives?


In order to support the continued level of growth, we have a great opportunity for a Bid Writer to join our Growth and Business Development Team, who work across the whole of the Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) portfolio and client groups. The Bid Writer role sits within Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) which helps people to live independently by providing high quality, registered and non registered specialist support and housing services. This position will cover the North of England.


The successful candidate will compose quality responses to tenders, all of which have strict time scales to adhere to. Working within a supportive team you will have the opportunity to build strong relationships with all areas of the business and work on a variety of different projects on a daily basis.


The role of Bid Writer will include:

  • Coordinating the tender progress for an identified region
  • Writing clear high quality responses to tenders
  • Continuing to secure existing services
  • Liaising with commissioners to discuss the implementation of services
  • Working with operational teams across the business to plan content and source case studies
  • Coordinating and planning meetings to review the success of tenders
  • Assisting the Service Development Manager on other commercial opportunities outside of the tender process


Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of writing, reviewing and submitting technical and detailed tenders, bids and proposals, ideally within the Care and Housing sectors
  • Ability to interpret information from various sources and translate this into the desired format for the bid document
  • Project management skills with an understanding of project delivery and knowledge of budget setting and controls
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organised with proven ability to work under own initiative
  • Experience of working within the care and support sector would be desirable


Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.


We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services, floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.


Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • £36,335 per annum (rising to £38,248 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here  


Read the full job profile here


Closing Date: 11 July 2022


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.

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