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Grant Funding Consultant / Bid Writer

  • Location:

    Derbyshire, England

  • Sector:

    Accountancy and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £40000 per annum

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  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

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Job Description

My client is looking for someone to join the expansion of its Grant Funding team. You will be joining a fast-developing company and as such, you will have the opportunity to play a key part in the continued growth of the business.

You will lead and support high-quality end-to-end proposal development and bid process activities, with a goal to deliver on-time and compliant submissions. This will include structuring, developing, researching and writing grant funding bids into (for example) a number of Innovate UK, BEIS, SBRI, DfT and Horizon Europe schemes.

The role is client-facing and relies on your ability to deal with senior technical people on a one-to-one basis, conducting structured interviews and the writing of high-quality technical reports.
This is a great opportunity if you're looking for a chance to take a stimulating role working with clients and in collaboration with a team-based and consultancy environment.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead and support high-quality end-to-end proposal development and bid process activities, with a goal to deliver on-time and compliant bid submissions.
  • Understanding and definition of R&D projects and expenditure through participation in technical discussions with clients
  • Assessment of projects in line with grant guidelines
  • Writing compelling technical and commercial content to bring out the key factors of client projects to inform the grant bid
  • Developing own knowledge and skills in grant funding, to keep fully up to date and continue to improve
  • Interaction with clients' technical and engineering staff in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project and identify how aspects of projects meet the grant guidelines
  • Support business development team members in grant prospect assessment and
  • qualification
  • Review written work across the organisation for accuracy and relevance
  • Assist in creating, standardising and implementing reporting and proposal writing templates and tools for timely and organised management of grant writing projects
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team on the development of engaging and informative content

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Degree-qualified in technical subject area
  • A demonstrable technical knowledge and experience of writing grant bids
  • Adept at translating technical conversation into clear, concise and compelling documents
  • Exceptional writing and proofing skills and the ability to work with a broad range of people
  • Strong organisational skills including multi-tasking, prioritising, planning, and effective time management
  • Ability to interact readily with other technical professionals, have outstanding interpersonal skills and excel in eloquence and concise summary of information
  • Strong attention to detail and first-time accuracy is essential
  • Aptitude for dealing with technological challenges faced by industry professionals, such as engineering design, the development or improvement of manufacturing processes, development of new products and improvement to existing products
  • Project management skills and client relationship-building abilities
  • Comfortable working in a close team
  • Creative thinker, independent worker, and a self-starter
  • English fluency required

Company Benefits

  • Flexible/Hybrid working
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays + Christmas shutdown + 1 day per year after 2 years service, up to 25 days
  • Pension
  • Generous company bonus scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life cover
  • Wellbeing days
  • Regular social events

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