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Bid Manager

Inspired Education
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Manager to join our team working remotely on a full-time, permanent basis. In return, you will receive a highly competitive salary of up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits.

Inspired Schools Online is part of the Inspired Education Group. Inspired is a leading global premium schools group, offering excellence in Kindergarten to Year 13 education to over 50,000 students. Its international network of 70 schools, across 20 countries on 5 continents, delivers proven best practice from every corner of the globe - to ensure learning is world class.

Inspired students benefit from this unique global connectivity, in schools that are anchored in their local community. With a holistic curriculum focus on the three pillars of academic excellence, sport and performing arts, the unique individuality of every student is unlocked, giving Inspired students transformative opportunities to achieve their full potential and to flourish.

About the Bid Manager role:

As part of the Inspired Online B2B team, you will work closely with the Regional Partnership Managers to enable the retention of existing business and to actively support the securing of new business opportunities through pro-active tendering and bid management activity.

Key responsibilities of our Bid Manager:

Review and centralise existing tender notification processes and systems

Manage and monitor procurement frameworks across all existing Clients and support the annual review and QA processes associated with their successful continuance

Drive the responses to any tender and framework provisions for new business to extend our framework coverage across England and Wales

Formulate our responses to Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) opportunities

Improve the quality of any bid processes and contribute to the development and submission of high-quality submissions

Ensure configuration control of key bid documentation and ensure effective communication of changes to stakeholders

Develop and maintain the bid management plan and schedule

What we are looking for in our Bid Manager:

The Business Procurement manager will be a graduate, ideally with proven bid and tender management experience in the public sector

Experience of the education marketplace is not essential but desirable. The ideal candidate will have the ability to be develop bid management processes and actively drive successful submission activities.

A strong understanding of public procurement

In-depth understanding of the end to end tender process including direct award, framework and DPS procurement processes

The ability to initiate and participate in post submission bid review and drive actions to strengthen processes

The ability to support ongoing contract performance reviews with client procurement and delivery teams

Knowledge of procurement practices, standards and law pertaining to the public sector

Strong commercial awareness and results orientated

Proven experience of developing successful relationships within LA's /Local government

Strong analytical skills, with a good attention to detail, enabling them to make a valuable contribution to decisions relating to the development of Inspired Online Schools offering in the marketplace

Highly aware of the technology space and how future trends can be incorporated into education

A flexible, highly energetic approach and the ability to thrive in a business with a fast changing, collaborative, delivery culture

Please click 'apply' today to join the Inspired Education Group as our Bid Manager and be a key part of its growth as Wey changes the face of education worldwide - we would love to hear from you.


Inspired Education is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practise across the school
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