Tender and Bid Writing Officer
Location: Rochester, Kent
Salary  £28,000 – £30,000 dependent on experience
Location: Rochester Kent

Job Type: Permanent
Report to Head of Contracts and Compliance


IPS International are looking to recruit a Tender and Bid Writing Officer to join the Contracts and Compliance Department.

IPS is looking for a talented, self-motivated individual to join the Contracts and Compliance team to maximise education and training procurement tendering opportunities, maximise ESFA funding, and ensure contractual compliance to meet strategic plans.

The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of Apprentice training and development, demonstrable knowledge of contracts in a semi-legal context and a track record of successful procurement through the bid writing process.



Key Responsibilities will include:

  • To generate and secure income for IPS International
  • To meet and exceed income targets
    Identify suitable funded procurement opportunities
  • Complete Expressions of Interest and Invitations to Tender for:
    – Government funded Apprenticeships
    and training
    –  Public Sector Apprenticeships and
    – Levy employer Apprenticeships and
  • Monitor tender tracking sites for appropriate training opportunities within our scope of supply
  • Monitor and maintain existing Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) approvals
  • Maintain up to date course
    information on DPS sites
  • Keep contractual requirements for funded training up to date and submitted on time
  • Support tenders and bids for commercial and technical training
  • Maintain positive relationships with both customers and the business



  • Excellent literacy skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisation skills
  • Excellent teamworking skills
  • Knowledge of contracts in a semi-legal context
  • Experienced in tender and bid writing
  • Detailed understanding of education and training
  • Good interpersonal skills


  • Result-oriented
  • Good financial understanding
  • Project management
  • Analytical and presentation skills


Educated to degree level or equivalent



As part of your application you will be asked to respond to three tender questions, a financial exercise and submit your completed answers with your full application.


To apply, please express your interest to:

IPS offers its employees a range of health and well-being benefits, with flexible working opportunities.