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DATE ADDED: Tue 02/07/2019

R&D Proposal/Bid Writer

Sheffield, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £35000 - £45000/annum Excellent Benefits Package

RD Proposal/Bid Writer

The Role

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

The role of RD 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 (RD), capital purchases and business growth. They will search out and secure the best grant(s) for each client.

RD grants include Innovate UK, SBRI, Horizon 2020 and Eurostars

Duties and Responsibilities

The role of RD Proposal/Bid Writer will be responsible for:

* Generate and submit high quality RD proposals, designed to lead to funded projects capable of satisfying the client's requirements

* Maintain awareness of open funding schemes, recommending appropriate funding strategies for customers

* Work with other funding team staff to ensure each proposal is sound

* Lead the key decisions for their proposals, such as technical and commercial direction, budget and partnership

* Manage commercial and academic participants, ensuring all necessary information is received in good time Maintain clients' access to our work, as appropriate to facilitate their input

* Lead successful proposals through the contract negotiation process

* Provide help to other writers in concept generation workshops

* Deliver key tasks on some funded projects (technical, market and/or commercial case) in order to write follow-on proposals

* Also work on non RD proposals (Growth grant and loan applications, tenders etc.) when business conditions dictate

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 publicly funded RD 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 £5,000)

* Excellent benefits package which includes a non-contributory pension scheme of up to 18% of base salary

* Healthcare

Barber McLelland are a dedicated and niche recruitment consultancy service for the Accountancy Profession. Our area of expertise covers recruitment from part qualified accountants through to Partners and Directors within Big 4, National Accountancy Firms, through to Independent Accountants and Specialist Boutiques across the Yorkshire and East Midlands Region.

For more information about this role or for additional information on how we can assist you in securing your next career move, please contact Justin Barber at Barber McLelland
Role: R&D Proposal/Bid Writer
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire,

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