Funding Proposal Writer

Posted 9 April by Barber Mclelland Ltd Easy Apply

The Role

Our client forms part of one of the UK's leading independent tax consultancy and insurance providers.

The role of Proposal/Bid Writer will form part of the firms dedicated Funding Team based in Sheffield.

This team specialises on helping to secure grant funding for Research & Development (R&D), capital purchases and business growth. They will search out and secure the best grant(s) for each client.

R&D grants include Innovate UK, SBRI, Horizon 2020 and Eurostars

Duties and Responsibilities

The role holder will be responsible for:

  • To undertake the high quality generation and submission of Research and Development (R&D) proposals designed to lead to funded projects capable of satisfying the client’s requirements
  • Writes an agreed number of proposals per year as lead writer
  • Provides help to other writers in concept generation workshops
  • Leads the negotiation of their successful proposals through the Innovate UK/H2020 etc. process
  • Delivers key tasks on funded H2020 Phase 1 projects (technical, market and/or commercial case) in order to write H2020 Phase 2 proposals
  • As appropriate, can be seconded to work on non R&D proposals (Growth grants, R&D loans, Tenders etc.), replacing their R&D writing commitments as agreed.As appropriate, can be seconded to work on non R&D proposals (Growth applications, tenders etc.), replacing their RTD writing commitments as agreed

Skills and Qualities

  • Minimum of Honours Degree in a scientific/technical discipline or business degree
  • Strong self-starter, and completer/finisher
  • Preferably has experience of publically funded R&D models including H2020 and Innovate UK, especially relating to the creation of proposals and contract negotiation
  • Excellent communicator: Communicates mainly orally and also in writing, internally and externally, ensuring consistency, clarity and full understanding
  • Shows broad knowledge of technical subjects and the ability to understand the basic concepts of new technologies quickly
  • A keen problem solver

Salary Package

  • Base Salary up to £40,000 (Depending upon experience)
  • An attractive transparent bonus structure (up to £6,000)
  • Excellent benefits package which includes a non-contributory pension scheme of up to 18% of base salary
  • Healthcare

For more information about this role, please contact Justin Barber at Barber McLelland Ltd

Required skills

  • Bid Writing
  • Funding
  • Proposal Writing
  • Writing
  • Funding Bids

Reference: 34863206

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