Bid Writer

Join Beam as they are looking for a Bid Writer

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

It’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But we take care of everyone who works here with everything from coaching to personal budgets and pay highly competitively.

You’ll be joining a company that’s having a huge impact on people’s lives with a culture where you can be yourself, have fun and progress rapidly.

About the role

We’re looking for a Bid Writer to join our Government Partnerships team to help expand Beam’s work, win more contracts and ultimately support more people on their life-changing journeys into jobs and stable housing.

You’ll spend most of your time deep in the detail of bid writing, but you’ll also surface to share key trends you’ve identified across the bids you’re writing and contribute to the team’s expansion strategy.

While your primary role will be writing winning bids, you’ll have opportunities to dabble in analytics, communications, finance and organisational strategy depending on your development interests. It’s a great starting point for people beginning their journey with Beam, or their career more generally, and we’re open to hearing from a wide range of experiences.

You’ll be

  • Excited at becoming a bid writing master, pushing out high-quality applications for departments across government

  • An integral member of the Partnerships team, leading on bid writing but also contributing to the team’s expansion strategy

  • The go-to person for submitting high-quality written work, including formal bid applications, grant applications, business cases, and much more!

You are

  • Obsessive about detail and accuracy

  • Someone who loves to write clear and concise copy

  • A speedy learner, always adapting and improving your writing and work based on feedback

  • A systems thinker who enjoys soaking up deep pools of new information

  • Able to enjoy working independently

  • Excited about the possibilities of technology transforming the lives of some of society’s most disadvantaged

You’ll need

  • Strong and demonstrable writing skills

  • An analytical mind and obsession with perfection

  • A growth mindset and be hungry to learn

About Beam

We’re a team of over 70 working from our beautiful coworking space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from ethnic minority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 63% of people we support are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.

Our benefits

  • Salary of £25-35k

  • EMI-qualifying share options

  • Annual company retreat

  • A laptop – choose between a MacBook Air or PC

  • £500 personal development budget

  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs

  • Weekly team lunch in our Shoreditch office

  • Hundreds of perks, discounts and freebies from Perkbox

  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app

  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme

  • Unlimited holiday (we recommend ~25 days + Bank Holidays per year)

  • Hybrid working from our Shoreditch office or at home (2 days in the office, 3 from home)

  • Your own financial wellbeing coach, through Bippit

Application process

For the Bid Writer role, we have a three-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you.

  1. 60-minute video call with our Bids Manager

  2. Timed practical test, giving you a better sense of the role

  3. Final culture and values meetings with members of the Beam team

Please note:

We are accepting rolling applications for this role, with no fixed close date.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship to candidates.