Business Development Coordinator - The Priory Group

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£25,000 + benefits with salary review
Apply by:
21st November 2018
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Job type:
Graduate job

Priory Group's Bid Team is responsible for the production and submission of high quality, compliant and timely responses to formal procurements undertaken by public sector customers. To support this activity members of the team are involved in market development activities, production of compliant tender responses, project management of tender wins through to operational hand-over / go-live and a range of supporting administrative activities. The team is based in Priory's Hammersmith office but operates flexibly, attending other Priory sites and customer premises as necessary.

This role is an exciting opportunity for a motivated graduate or individual to work and develop within a busy, dynamic team. Working centrally to provide services to internal stakeholders across Priory Group's three divisions (Healthcare, Education & Children’s Services and Adult Care), this role has excellent exposure to a range of business support functions, offering excellent career progression opportunities including on the job training and development. This provides a challenging and dynamic entry-level role for any individual looking to begin their professional career in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

The Business Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Bid Team to identify, bid and win tenders, working in line with bid processes and submission deadlines. This will involve the administration, development and production of bid responses from new and pre-existing, internal and external resources. Working as a member of a flexible team, the Bid Coordinator may be required to support colleagues reviewing and editing their submissions and in a range of administrative and support tasks. This will include a maintaining up to date knowledge of the current market and the collation and organisation of supporting materials.

The Coordinator will also provide the team with general administration support and will need to have a 'can do' approach when delegated to, this will include working directly with the Group Bid Director. The Coordinator will support with weekly, monthly and annual reporting and trend analysis.

Work volumes fluctuate over time and deadlines are sometimes challenging, so the Bid Coordinator must be able to work calmly under pressure and be able to work additional, flexible hours from time-to-time.

This role is best suited for someone with;
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to proof read responses.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Good organisation skills.
• Ability to build internal and external relationships with subject matter experts.
• Previous experience within a similar role (desired but not essential) and a proven track record of working in an environment with competing deadlines is desired.
• Experience of Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential.
• Experience of the social care, education and/or healthcare markets (preferred but not essential)
• A 'can do' positive attitude and someone who is a team player - essential.  

We are recruiting for two roles:

-Permanent role - (Click here to apply to this one)

-Fixed term maternity cover
(11 months) with potential for this to become a full time role - (Click here to apply to the fixed term role)

We will appoint as soon as we find a strong candidate so recommend individuals apply prior to the deadline.