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Bid Writer
UK Youth

Job Description

Bid Writer

UK Youth provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together we offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment. 

About the role:

In this new senior role as Bid Writer, you will be responsible for taking identified opportunities and funding ideas and developing high-quality, compelling and persuasive funding proposals to unlock funding across UK Youth’s workstreams. Working with internal and external stakeholders you’ll have responsibility for the bid development process ensuring deadlines and income targets are met.

This is an exciting time to join the fundraising team at UK Youth as we look to build on our success and grow our impact. We have recently brought together the Fundraising functions from across the organisation into one team who are responsible for securing funding for our portfolio of national skills development programmes, outdoor education and youth voice. as well as for our essential core services such Membership, Policy & Comms, Impact & Learning, Finance, HR and Partnerships & Fundraising.

Each year the charity seeks to secure c. £6m in fundraising from a variety of sources including Trusts & Foundations, Statutory sources, Corporate Partners, Individuals and through our events portfolio and we have ambitious plans for the future. 

Why work at UK Youth?

We are a passionate and committed team and can provide a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities to socialise with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch n learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as out of work social events with recent outings including bowling, tennis and karaoke.

In June we will be moving to a new fully accessible office in central London.  With multiple public transport links, the office will offer a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, cafes, bars and shops. The office space will have lots of natural light throughout, a staffed reception, showers and cycle storage with breakout and communal spaces. 


We offer a salary of between £38,000- £48,000. Additional benefits include 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%), a life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary and additional staff benefits including an Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally. We are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at UK Youth.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which are race, age, disability, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy. 

We also encourage candidates who would like to work part time or as a job share to apply.

How to apply:

To apply please forward a CV together with a one page supporting statement. Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below.

We will be reviewing applications through throughout the process so if you are interested in this opportunity please submit your application as soon as you can to ensure you are considered. 

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. We can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with Young People any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.

Please check your email for confirmation that your application has been received and to follow further instructions if applicable.

Simplified Recruitment is a Job Advertising Agency working on behalf of UK Youth. By applying for this position you are giving us permission to pass your CV and covering letter to a third party in relation to recruitment. A full copy of our privacy policy can be viewed on our website.

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