Charity registered in Scotland SC038092
Action for Children helps some of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people. Our work is varied, the effects far reaching.
How Action for Children works
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK and Channel Islands. Every year, we change the lives of 301,000 children, young people and families.
We provide a range of programmes, services and support structures enabling young people to progress positively into activity that further enhances their learning and employment opportunities.
Our provision is person centred to reflect the different needs of young people. We provide services at all entry points and stages of learning, ensuring the young people receive the most appropriate support, enabling them to achieve and progress.
The focus of our delivery is targeted at young people 16-24-year olds who are amongst the most disadvantaged in our communities. For example, care leavers, disabled ex-offenders, young people identified as having ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and those hardest to reach and engage. This reflects our organisational expertise as a leading children's charity, aiming to address inequalities and improve the lives of Scotland's young people.
Our inclusive engagement approach promotes equality of opportunity and includes creative engagement methods to engage with young people who do not access mainstream traditional services or provision.
We will offer work-relevant, support and learning based opportunities which reflect the aims of Developing the Young Workforce: Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy, which promotes greater importance on vocational education that prepares young people for the world of work.
You'll significantly improve young people's lives:
By supporting young people to develop the skills and confidence they need to gain employment
By delivering a variety of courses tailored to the young person's needs and abilities, both individually and in group sessions
By building quality relationships with young people and colleagues, including external agencies and employers
By assessing the needs of young people and developing individualised plans to meet these needs
By supporting young people to develop job search skills allowing them to apply for jobs, write their CV, talk to potential employers and prepare for interviews
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.
Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.
We have a vision that every child and young person in the country has a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.
Action for Children protects and supports vulnerable children and young people by providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. With 476 services in communities across the UK, the charity helps more than 387,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers a year.
Action for Children is looking for a Bid Manager who will provide overall professional management, bid writing, co-ordination and direct production of bids/proposals for strategic, high value, complex bids as well as for smaller bids. Applying a detailed understanding of the needs of Children's Services and their commissioners, into customer centric differentiated win strategies, to achieve annually set income targets.
What will you need?
The successful applicant will have significant experience of successful bid management and bid production - from identification through to bid writing and submission with a track record in retaining and winning business through successful tendering. You will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills – both written and verbal, in particular to articulate and translate complex strategies, ideas and models into compelling, well-evidenced written propositions. And while previous experience in a charity organisation would be advantageous, someone with a good mix of public and private sector experience would also make an ideal candidate. You will have good people skills and be able to build excellent engagement relationships across the charity as well as developing and maintaining effective networks, relationships, partnerships and alliances both internal and external to support business opportunities. The successful applicant will also be responsible for producing business cases and recommendations to inform the development of new products and services, and bid decision-making
Skills & Attributes required:
The post-holder will be subject to a DBS check.
What are the rewards?
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users, therefore all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Every year, Action for Children impacts on the lives of 310,000 children, young people and their families across the UK, through our professional and committed workforce of c.4300.
This role will see you create and compile written tender responses to support the Bid Manager to complete tenders that articulate Action for Children's offer, in a way that is compelling and is consistent with our brand and our passion to deliver service excellence
Plus, a lot more besides.