Accurx • London, England, United Kingdom

Senior Bid Writer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £45,000 – £64,998 per annum

2 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Dog friendly

Job Description

At Accurx, we're on a mission to make patients healthier and healthcare staff happier. 💚

Who are Accurx? 🤔

We’re a fast-growing healthcare technology company which makes it easier for patients and healthcare teams to communicate.

Accurx is where conversations happen with and about patients. Our software helps doctors, nurses, pharmacists, administrators and other professionals to seamlessly connect with both patients and each other.

Our mission is simple: everything we do is to make patients healthier and healthcare staff happier. Today, Accurx is used in 98% of GP practices nationwide and every day more healthcare professionals are using our software in hospitals, pharmacies, care homes and the community.

We’re passionate about staying close to our users, which is why everyone at Accurx visits a GP practice at least twice a quarter to understand how a practice runs, the difficulties they face with technologies and how we can help.

Although we’ve initially tackled the UK healthcare system, we have big ambitions to improve healthcare systems across the world in the future. If you want to hear from some of our Accufolk about what it's like to work for us, take a look at a video from our 2023 summer conference!🤩

Life as a Bid Manager at Accurx

With a market leading level of solution adoption within GP Practices, we have maintained our leadership position, whilst continuing to achieve growth in the Secondary Care environment in the last 24 months. New contracts have delivered innovative digital solutions and address more health system wide communication challenges to improve services for patients and Health Care Professionals. To accelerate this growth we are increasing our attention on Acute Trusts, Community Trusts, and Community Pharmacy and this has led to an increase in the number of tenders that need to be addressed by the bid team.

Utilising public sector frameworks, we are looking for a Bid Manager to take our approach to tenders to the next level and give us a competitive advantage as we prepare for these significant growth opportunities.

As a Bid Manager, you will be responsible for managing the full bid response process, end to end. Frequently working to challenging timescales whilst ensuring that compelling responses are successfully delivered on time through effective communication, tools and methods. This will need a strong ability to align, motivate and lead a tender response team of non-direct reports in the delivery of a complex project to achieve successful outcomes.

You will identify upcoming opportunities with account owners, ensuring that both the bid function and key business areas are set up for success through aligned and clear win strategies. You will also identify and communicate potential risks and areas of opportunity such that these are proactively approached.

You will be expected to take lessons learnt from bid responses and combine these with new ways of working to ensure that the bid function continues to learn, develop and improve in order to stay ahead in this competitive market.

Bid Writing will be a large part of your role, crafting high quality 'best in class' responses for tenders, using your own experience and writing skills to build responses that consistently 'exceed client expectations'. The ability to create and develop responses both from your own knowledge, using existing tender bank content, and utilising subject matters experts where necessary will be key to success in this role.

What the team say ...

“The opportunity within Accurx is incredible, with a truly value driven and collaborative approach to delivering an improved solution for healthcare communications. It motivates the Accurx teams to continuous review, learn, and develop both our products and personal skills. Customers love our products and the issues we fix positively impacts millions daily, which only compels us to continue to do more great work” Andrew, Bid Lead

We'd really like to hear from you, if ...

  • You have experience in responding to Tenders with a contract value in excess of £1m.
  • Are a skilled bid writer with the ability to produce responses articulating competitive advantage and differentiation.
  • You have experience in responding to public sector tenders, particularly in the England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland NHS landscape.
  • You have been trained and delivered consistent success working in a sales and account management environment where tender responses were a core aspect of the role.
  • You are an excellent project manager and communicator that is highly capable of coordinating a large team to deliver to a deadline.
  • You have a keen eye for detail
  • You love solving problems, and relish in the constant challenges a growth business throws your way
  • You are always thinking about how to improve things and able to coach the bid team and business through any changes.
  • You're mission-driven: you care about positively impacting the lives of millions
  • You’re always collaborating: you place team success over personal success and you enjoy working in an open, collaborative environment
  • You demonstrate responsible ownership: when you see something not working, you'll flag it and be part of the solution
  • You seek continuous improvement: you’re always developing new skills and insights, while exploring ways to do things better
  • You’re mindful of balance: you're conscious of your own health and that of others. You think carefully about how best to focus your efforts, knowing when to push yourself to reach a goal

Salary & Benefits package:

💰 £45,000 - £65,000 salary + the value of £31,500 share options

🤝 Access to Happl - a flexible benefits provider with a given budget of £600 to spend on perks of your choice. Options include private health insurance, wellness providers and more.

📚 Allocated annual learning & development budget

🐣 Enhanced parental leave policy

🙏 Prayer, meditation and breastfeeding room

🗣 In house therapists available daily

🌴 Working abroad policy

👩‍🍳We have our very own Chef! Free healthy breakfasts, snacks and lunches will be provided, with the occasional sweet treat!

...And much more.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Accurx is committed to being an inclusive employer - you can find out more about this commitment here. As part of this, we’re glad to accommodate candidates who need adjustments throughout the interview process.

We work in partnership with Stonewall as part of their Diversity Champions program. This is because we believe in a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and can live their lives to the full. Inclusive workplaces have a huge part to play in making this world a reality. 🏳‍🌈

We've officially been accredited as a flexible workplace by Flexa® Careers. 🙌

Remote Working? 🏡

We offer the team the option to work from home 2 days a week. Read more about our policy here.

Want to do a little more research before you apply? 📖

Head over to our main careers page to find out more about the team and our candidate hub. You can also find out more about us on Medium, LinkedIn and Twitter & Instagram.

Our YouTube channel is full of demos of our product, webinars we have held with our users and some clips about life at Accurx.

Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 9 weeks full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 9 weeks full pay
Adoption leave – No difference to maternity/paternity leave
Shared parental leave – 9 weeks additional leave at full pay before your child's 5th birthday (this also applies to new joiners who have children under the age of 5)
Work from anywhere scheme – work from abroad scheme, book up to two weeks at a time.
28 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Dog friendly office
Wellbeing allowance
Compassionate leave
In office massages
In office catering
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Cycle to work scheme
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Hackathons
L&D budget
Work from home budget
Enhanced pension match/contribution
Location
74%
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Hours
81%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
78%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
73%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
74%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
85%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Accurx

Company employees

250

Gender diversity (male:female)

45:55

Office locations

Liverpool Street, London

Funding levels

£36m in Series A & B

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Healthtech & Healthcare

Healthtech & Healthcare

Industry awards 2023
Healthtech & Healthcare

Healthtech & Healthcare

Industry awards 2022