Bid / Proposal Writer

Ipswich - Monday - Friday


Our team based in Ipswich are seeking to strengthen their award winning and successful team by recruiting a Proposal and Bid Writer to produce professionally written and accurate proposal content that clearly articulates the bespoke requirements of our Clients requirements within an open competition environment. This is a role that requires an ability to multi-task, prioritise, strategise, work under pressure and to demanding deadlines.


  • Dependent on experience/qualifications and subject to negotiation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Digest and comprehend specific requirements of the quality submission
  • Produce a strategy to satisfy the requirements of the submission
  • Facilitate response workshops
  • Produce detailed responses that evidence compliance with the requirements of the submission
  • Co-ordinate proposals with bid team
  • Participate in key review meetings and document review with senior management

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Good organisation skills/ work ethic, able to plan workload
  • IT skills including but not limited to Word, InDesign and Excel
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Ability to decipher specific requirements
  • Carry out research to support answers
  • Use own initiative as well as responding to direct instruction
  • Able to work independently and as part of a small team


  • Upper Second-Class Degree
  • B in English Language at A Levels and or GCSE

Application Details

Stage 1 – CV Review
Stage 2 – Assessment
Stage 3 – Presentation and Interview


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    Why join us?

    For a century, we have provided thousands of individuals with rewarding and fulfilling careers. To ‘build for the future’, we need to recruit and employ talented people who share our values.

    Our Values

    At R G Carter, our six key values reflect what we stand for and deliver as a business, and define our unique culture. To view our Values in full click here.


    Awards & Accreditations

    Offering experience and specialist knowledge in Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing, we deliver award winning, innovative projects, for both public and private clients and across a wide range of sectors.

    What we offer

    A career path

    We offer a variety of career paths that will challenge and inspire you to fulfil your ambition. If you are just starting your career, developing your skills or you are experienced in your trade or profession, we can offer you the next step.

    Here are some examples of our team, who have built their career at R G Carter:

    Development opportunities

    We are committed to ensuring all our colleagues, at every level, have opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities. By doing this we can ensure that you are equipped with the tools to capitalise on the many and varied opportunities which can maximise your potential within the Group and ‘build your future’.

    This is a selection of recognised training and development bodies, that we currently work with:

    Great benefits

    We offer a competitive benefits package to reward and incentivise you to perform to your best and foster a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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    “We are committed to equality of opportunity for all colleagues and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.”

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