Senior Proposals Writer

Recruiter
Authoring House limited
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£30000 - £50000/annum
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
13 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is a dynamic and progressive technology and research company with a diversified client base. The company is actively involved in several EU and UK collaborative research projects funded by European Commission (EC) and InnovateUK (formerly Technology Strategy Board). In addition, our client provides assistance to industry-leading clients in identifying appropriate funding routes and prepare and support applications to help them secure grants for developing new products and solutions.
The following post is available within the company: Senior Innovation Consultant / Proposal Writer
The company is currently looking for an enthusiastic, creative and motivated individual with proposal writing experience, preferably related to a science, engineering or a technical discipline, to join our client’s multidisciplinary team in the role of Senior Innovation Consultant.
Main duties and responsibilities:
• Authoring and supporting development, writing, and editing of a variety of materials for proposals concerned with business impact, technology management and technical contributions for collaborative R&D funding
• Conduct market research and analysis to the level of detail required to demonstrate sufficient impact for a fundable project
• Research competing technical solutions to formulate a cogent thesis for the proposed solution
• Write high quality, interdisciplinary research proposals
• Assisting with ideas generation workshops to create innovation concepts and solutions for our clients and carrying out due diligence/techno-economic feasibility of resulting ideas
• Authoring detailed and well-structured research and development proposals that meet the eligibility criteria
• Liaising with suitable industrial and academic partners to gather information for submission of research proposals
• Ensuring proposals are prepared, initially assessed and submitted to the required standard and deadlines
• Review, edit and improve bid and proposal documents
• Communicate effectively with technical staff, industrial clients and research partners Person Specification:
• Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) in a scientific, technical or business discipline
• Experience or keen interest in commercial factors related to new product development
• Strong persuasive writing skills, preferably demonstrated by a proven track record of proposal / bid writing
• Knowledge of commercial and public funding proposals (e.g. FP7, H2020, Innovate UK) is preferable
• Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects to meet deadlines
• A passion for writing, an eye for detail and high-quality standards