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Lead Bid Writer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Package Description

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Corporate Benefits Package 
  • Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

Job Introduction

Serco is a partner of choice to the European Institutions and other International Organisations. For the past 30 years, we have been providing European and International Organisations a wide range of services including ICT services in support, infrastructure, operations and development as well as managing different contact centres for the key European Institutions, agencies and organisations, in Brussels and across Europe.

What connects the ever-growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service –
To keep ahead, we have to evolve continually and enhance the way we deliver our services. Everyone in Serco has a role to play, here.

Serco provides the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

Our Bidding Team has the objective to support this by winning good business. We are therefore looking to recruit a talented Lead Bid Writer to provide expertise to bids with varying subject matter, scale and complexity across our European business unit.

We look forward to meeting you!  Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

Main Responsibilities

The successful candidate will focus on the following tasks:

  • Supporting individual bid teams in the production of winning responses;
  • ⁠Owning the creation of storyboards and supporting Subject Matter Experts in completing them/ensuring they are adhered to throughout bid development;
  • Working with technical and commercial colleagues to extract information and ‘interpret’ technical/financial solutions;
  • Creating high-quality responses that are well-written, accurate and concise;
  • Working with the graphic design team to produce visually-engaging documents;
  • ⁠Incorporating win themes, USPs, case studies etc. into responses, with the objective of scoring maximum points against the customer’s evaluation criteria;
  • Conducting research to supplement bid responses;
  • Collation and presentation of data to support governance meetings where required;
  • Support Bid Managers and wider bid teams with ad hoc tasks as required;
  • Lead the writing team on a daily basis, supporting junior colleagues and SMEs within operational teams.

Successful Candidate

We would like to see:


  • ⁠Ability to deliver high-quality written work under the pressure of tight deadlines;
  • ⁠Ability to grasp and assimilate complex information quickly and apply creative intellect;
  • ⁠Methodical, process-driven and organised approach with excellent attention to detail;
  • ⁠Experience of template creation and document editing;
  • ⁠Highly proficient with MS Office and relevant tools (Adobe etc.);
  • ⁠Excellent communication skills, including relationship development and stakeholder management;
  • ⁠Confident, persuasive and articulate communication;
  • ⁠Excellent English is essential – proficiency in French, Dutch and/or German a significant advantage.



About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

Data Protection:

For more information on how the personal data in your application is process, please see the link Data Protection policy here

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