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Bid Writer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,000 – £33,000
  • 15 Dava Street, Glasgow, G51 2JA
  • Closing 21st February 2024

  • Advertised from 8th February 2024
  • Fixed Term Contract. Part time considered.


We’re recruiting for a Bid Writer to join our Development Team for a period of 12-months.

The Bid Writer will be responsible for the scoping, development and submission of grant funding bids, diverse income streams and business opportunities on behalf of Right There.

The tracking of income opportunities and submissions coupled with mapping and prospecting opportunities across the third sector landscape, will ensure that Right There maximises its income potential across all its programmes and the wider organisation.

Right There is a charity working to prevent people becoming homeless and separated from their loved ones.

We’re here for children and adults who are living with the effects of poverty, addiction or broken relationships. Walking alongside people at home and in the community, we provide tailored support and form trusting relationships to help people feel happier, safer and more confident to live their lives.

Rooted in communities across Scotland for almost 200 years, we’re there for people going through tough times. Our work won’t stop until everyone has an equal chance to create a safe and supportive place to call home.

Reporting to our Income Generation Lead, the main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Scoping, preparing and submitting funding proposals and grants whilst supporting the development of new approaches towards programme delivery
  • Monitoring of contracts and grants including active mapping and tracking of income streams and effective resubmission process
  • Supporting the development of funding/income ‘pipeline’ portfolio, providing regular review of diverse income opportunities across 3rd sector landscape and managing the bid library.
  • Coordinating the completion of grant applications and reports in line with contractual compliance and liaising with relationship managers to ensure timely submission
  • Facilitation of scoping & risk presentation process, contributing to an increased level of bid opportunities where relevant and appropriate to Right There’s mission and vision
  • Supporting the tender submission process where required
  • Work with the communications team to promote Right There services through agreed media outlets
  • Support communication with fundraising initiatives and bids linked to programme development
  • Responsible for contributing to monitoring reports and KPI data when required

Full details can be found in the job & person specification on our website.

What we expect from you

Our values make us who we are and define our actions and behaviours every day. We’d expect the post-holder to uphold and represent our organisation in a way that reflects our values and person-centred way of working.

We’re looking for someone that has gained experience of bid management from identifying opportunities through to successful completion as well as having a track record in tender/grant fundraising.

What you can expect from us

We value our staff as our greatest asset and will provide the following working conditions:

  • The post holder will report to the Income Generation Lead and through them to the Director of Development.
  • Your normal working hours are an average of 35 per week. These hours are usually worked Monday to Friday, and flexibly between the hours of 8.00am to 6.00pm, with core hours over the period of 10am to 4pm with one-hour unpaid break. Variations to these hours must be agreed with your line manager.
  • Your usual place of work will be 15 Dava Street, Glasgow, G51 2JA.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 210 hours holiday (equivalent to 6 weeks) pro rata per year in the first year rising to 280 hours (equivalent to 8 weeks) pro rata per year in the second. This includes public holidays.
  • You will be automatically enrolled into the People’s Pension in the month that you will complete 3-months of employment, provided you meet the auto-enrolment criteria.
  • Life Insurance from day one
  • Option to purchase and sell annual leave.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Wellness programmes

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Part time hours will be considered, please include this in your cover letter.

Applications will be considered as they are received, and interviews arranged so please don’t delay to send in your application.

Closing Date: 21st February 2024

Thank you, and good luck.