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Senior Bid Writer

  • Full time
  • £33,171
  • Bridge of Weir - PA11
  • Closing 15th March 2019

  • Advertised from 21st February 2019
  • Salary: £33,171 per annum + various benefits. Employment type: Permanent. Service: Business Development Unit. Hours per week: 35
  • VACREF/00799


We are offering a wonderful opportunity for a driven and focused individual to join our Quarriers Income Generation Team as a Senior Bid Writer.

We are not just seeking a Bid Writer, we are looking for a unique individual with a passion for creative writing, someone with a track record in Tender applications, and/or grant funding applications, and understands the requirement that the work involved needs to be of a high standard in order to achieve strong success.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us as a Senior Bid Writer in a team that is not only results-focussed and successful, but an exemplar of innovation and best practice across our great organisation.

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities, providing practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives. The Grants & Business Development Team secures funding to deliver this great work and has a Bid Writing vacancy within our successful Business Development Team.

The post would be suited to someone who has a flair for writing strong applications and has experience within business development. you will work on every element of the bid writing process, producing and compiling bespoke, high quality PQQ and tender submissions, ideally you will have experience of public sector tendering, and you are inspired to communicate the needs of vulnerable people and develop opportunities to help them achieve their potential through high quality, innovative support.

You would be comfortable working ambitiously and at pace, and will have excellent analytical and writing skills, thrive in a competitive and deadline-driven environment, and have the ability to engage productively with colleagues, partners and buyers.

Reporting to the Head of Income Generation, the post holder will be an integral part of Quarriers.


We want to hear from talented bid and fund application writers and business development professionals who can demonstrate their impact and abilities in this field. This is an important role, in which you will integrate closely with services and colleagues across a large and varied organisation to identify business development opportunities and potential, articulate service models and practice, and convince buyers to choose Quarriers to deliver a high level of service.

Quarriers delivers over 120 services across Scotland, in diverse sectors: you will have the methodical approach, bid management and bid writing skills, and communication abilities to deliver sustainability and growth. If you are a candidate that wants to challenge yourself to deliver real results and in turn be able to see the positive impact this makes to individuals’ lives, then we would love to hear from you.

Quarriers Business Development & Fundraising department is an exciting place to work with a motivated and energetic team which is strongly supported by the executive team and board of trustees.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £8.75 per hour.

Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.


Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.

Quarriers supports thousands of people across 120 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.

Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.

Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.

We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.

What we offer

Help with training and development

We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications

We are an SVQ accredited centre

We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).

The opportunity to work relief in another service.

Help with family life

Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance.

Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.

Access to HSF Employee Benefits service

Extra support when you need it

Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.

Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

Non-contributory life assurance scheme.

Workplace pension

Extra Benefits

Christmas savings scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Long service rewards

And we also pay Scottish Living Wage for sleepover hours

Application notes

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