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Bid Specialist

Bid Specialist (permanent)

Salary £26,500 per annum (pro rata £15,900)

22.5 hours per week

Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Turning Tides mission is to end local homelessness in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. The charity has grown significantly over the last five years to be able to achieve this. In 2018 we acquired accommodation in East Grinstead, opened a 34 bed assessment centre in Worthing and set up an assertive outreach service to rough sleepers across Mid Sussex. We have over 100 staff and 300 volunteers.

The Bid Specialist is an exciting new role for the charity. You will be working closely with the Business Development lead, to further scope and maximise opportunities for Turning Tides, increasing our income generation and researching new funding opportunities in order to continue to deliver new services and programmes to be able to meet our mission to end local homelessness.

You will research and support the completion of trusts and grant applications, alongside the writing of tenders, ably incorporating feedback from colleagues as appropriate. The role will require creativity and innovative thinking, and the ability to bring internal teams and external stakeholders together to develop projects, proposals and ideas.

We are looking for someone with experience of working in a business development, bid writing or practitioner/managerial role within the voluntary, public or private sector. The ideal candidate would be someone who believes in making a difference to local people’s lives, and has outstanding communication and writing ability.

You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Good IT Skills are a must.

We offer a range of benefits including 25 days annual leave rising annually up to 28 days and flexible work arrangements. We are committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities and there will be a comprehensive induction and training package for all new staff.

A full job description and person specification, an application form and equal opportunities questionnaire are available to download via the links below. Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

Job Description/Person Specification - Bid Specialist

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Questionnaire

To apply, please ensure that you send us a completed application form that includes your responses to the shortlisting criteria listed in the Person Specification for this role, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

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Closing date for applications:  9am on Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Interview date: Monday 14th October 2019 at Worthing Town Hall

No agencies please.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.