Bid Manager - Social Care


We're offering a £500 joining bonus (T&Cs Apply)

Full or Part time hours, permanent contracts

Position: Bid Manager - Health & Social Care

Reporting to: Head of Tenders

Contract type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Fully Remote & Flexible

About Cera

Cera's vision is to empower people to live their best lives, in their own home, through the use of technology, professional care and support. Joining Cera, you are contributing in making this vision a reality. The work you do promotes the dignity, respect, independence and choice of our service users, enabling you to make a real difference.

Our team is expanding and we are looking for an experienced Bid Writer in Health & Social Care to join us. As part of its continuing expansion Cera Care is seeking someone with significant experience of managing the bidding & tendering process within the homecare sector.

We're looking for an excellent track record of new business and renewal generation. The ideal individual will be a strong leader who can clearly communicate a vision, provide direction and motivate others and work collaboratively with all departments across the Cera Care family to ensure tenders are completed to a high standard and within a project management culture.

The role requires you to be a business focused team player, who works with others to accomplish objectives and deliver a positive result while developing and maintaining open, honest and constructive relationships. You will need to readily embrace change and competing priorities, be organised and able to remain calm and decisive when the pressure is on. You will be enthusiastic and motivated, with a positive attitude. You will be an integral part of a national team and be comfortable working independently.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Work with the Head of Tenders to monitor various procurement websites and other sources to identify opportunities for Cera Care to tender for the provision of its services.
- Being responsible for the smooth management of the entire bid process from end-to end including completion of Selection Questionnaires and to Invitation to Tender stage.
- Co-ordinate and project manage all parties involved in the bid process to ensure everyone is aware of the level of contribution expected of them and the deadlines.
- Prepare tender submissions for review and approval, ensuring that the submission reflects the vision and values of Cera Care.
- Liaising with wide variety of internal resources in order to collate relevant information to ensure a high quality bid.
- Quality assure all aspects of the bid before processing, including written documentation, diagrams and presentations.
- Ensure all bid documentation is clear, concise, crucial, compelling and meets all the criteria in bid specifications.
- Ensure all timelines are met and that the bid submitted is compliant in line with our clients requirements.
- Develop accurate and consistent bids with the assistance of relevant internal departments, ensure all bids are stored in a 'bid library' for further use and review for future bidding opportunities.
- Liaise with clients to source feedback from bids whether successful or not and utilising feedback from unsuccessful bids to improve future submissions
- Ensure that upon successful award of a contract that contract sign off processes are followed diligently and that all relevant stakeholders are aware of contractual requirements.

What we're looking for
- The ability to motivate others to provide information in a timely manner
- Great time management, efficiency, the ability to meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision.
- Eager to take on plenty of responsibility, remain calm under pressure, with attention to detail - reading and interpreting instructions carefully.
- Able to use your industry experience to understand complex tender information.
- You need to deal with complex business relationships and manage multiple resources to deliver a strong, winning case to the prospective client.
- You'll have strong written communication skills.
- Methodical, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

Experience Skills and Personal Attributes:
- Managing the bid process.
- Experience of writing bids as part of a tender process.
- Experience of managing others.
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
- Leadership and Stakeholder management skills.
- IT Skills.
- Consistent and high level of accuracy in undertaking work tasks.
- Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Willingness to travel in the UK.

- Great Career development opportunities with a fast-growing Company.
- Hardworking team looking to utilise Technology to improve Home Care in the UK.
- Competitive salary.

You'll have access to:
- Training and development for your role and future Career with Cera
- Lifeworks discount platform and Employee Assistance Programme
- Refer a Friend scheme
- Mobile phone and other required tech
- Company pension scheme

What's it like to be part of the Cera Team?

Our team is made up of academics, innovators, start-up accelerators and care experts, all connected by a vision to build a better future for care through the combination of best-in-class carers, empowered by technology.

You have the opportunity to join a purpose-driven company at the tipping point of transformation. You'll play a key part in the evolution of Cera and make a real impact, now and in the future.

We champion diversity, inclusion and well-being to create a workplace where you value yourself and feel proud of who you are. We believe in a world where you have the freedom to explore and express yourself without judgement, no matter who you are or where you're from. Where individuality is a source of confidence, because difference makes the world a better place. People from cultural or gender diverse backgrounds, women and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

Working in care has given me

everything I was missing.