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Bid and Office Administrator

Posted 1 February by Purcell Ended

PURPOSE: To provide effective and strategic bid and office administrative support that underpins the collective ambition of the practice and demonstrate our values in architectural excellence

For more than half a century Purcell has been involved in the care and development of some of the best loved buildings and places in the UK and abroad. As one team we grasp every opportunity to learn from and evolve our skills throughout our projects and we aim to respond above and beyond expectations to any challenge at all times.
We are looking for an exceptional, passionate and talented individual to join our Cambridge studio to provide both bid and general office support to the Cambridge and wider team.
This is an exciting opportunity for a bid or office administrator with a passion for architecture and design to take the next step and develop their career as part of an AJ100 top 10 architectural practice.




To act as a Brand Ambassador in the demonstration and encouragement of Purcell’s values and behaviours

To pro-actively contribute to the collective ambition of Purcell

Contribution to the achievement of Purcell’s vision (above)


Support the bid writing process by producing high quality, written proposals that clearly articulate the organisations’ value proposition

Identifying relevant opportunities within target market sectors.

Agreeing a time-line plan on each bid with Key Stage Actions involving all concerned personnel

Develop a library of updated and relevant case Studies suitable for each target sector, including coordination and development of our image library

Range of duties for content creation for our external PR agency (information for press releases, website news stories, internal Intranet stories and other internal communication)

Plan and deliver events to achieve marketing objectives in line with the overall strategy.

Provide accurate statistics, reports and success rates of bids

Collation of architectural project InDesign reports

Collate and submit information for high quality and winning bids


Contribute to the smooth and efficient running of the studio

Accurate input and reporting of financial/resource data

Organise and prepare for a variety of Purcell internal communication meetings

Accurate and effective diary management for the studio

Contribute to the successful completion of internal and external audits

Project/Technical admin support (minutes, certificates etc.)

Ad-hoc admin support including but not limited to:

  • Stamping
  • Filing
  • Post
  • Printing
  • Internal Allocations
  • Ordering of stationary
  • Answering and distributing office calls and messages
  • Booking of travel and accommodation

Reference: 34378326

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