Copy & Bid Writer

Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary
£23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted
07 May 2017
Closes
04 Jun 2017
Ref
00068312
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Function
Marketing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join a national training and software company that is helping UK schools. You'll be part of a team that focuses on improving local communities and putting education at the forefront of its vision.

Familiarity with the UK schools would be useful, although not essential, the company will provide training. You'll be expected to enthusiastically learn from others so you gain excellent business, product and sector knowledge. This will be crucial in achieving your objectives and will make you highly regarded within the company and amongst clients.

Role:

The objective of the person in this role is to lead on all written content produced by the company. You will produce and support schools in generating copy for publications and grant applications. Their schools will need your help to guide them through writing styles so they produce engaging narratives that grip readers with the need and impact of their projects which they need funding. You will be responsible for the writing tone of the company and ensuring consistency throughout their communication channels by proofreading and sub-editing. Furthermore, you will be responsible for the research, preparation and publishing grants onto the company database which schools can access.

Responsibilities:

- Write creative clear, persuasive, original copy that inspires readers to support projects in schools
- Research, prepare and publish information on grants and funding available for schools on the company database
- Provide guidance, feedback and support to schools on the appropriate bids and grants that may fund their projects
- Interpret briefs from schools so you can to work with them to complete bid and grant applications
- Write original marketing material, publication articles and website blogs that showcase the company's expertise
- Develop and maintain copywriting guidelines for both internal and external use
- Proofread, sub-edit and approve company literature to ensure it is grammatically correct and meets the writing guidelines
- Inspire, motivate and when necessary train schools and team members to improve their copywriting skills
- Act as an ambassador of the company by undertaking training workshops, attending networking events and conferences.
- Network and collaborate with other organisations to create mutually beneficial relationships that progress the company vision to support schools in delivering an outstanding education provision.
- Take ownership for accomplishing new and specific tasks that fall within the remit of the role from the Managing Director and senior management team.

Personal Qualities:

The company are looking for someone that is a creative and passionate writer with time-management skills. You'll need marvellous written and verbal communication. Experience of researching / writing grant and bid applications is essential. You should be able to adapt your writing style to suit a range of audiences and marketing channels.

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