Based in Greenwich, South East London, BPTW are award-winning architects and urban designers specialising in residential-led development and mixed-use regeneration projects. Working alongside leading developers, housing associations, local authorities and private clients, our philosophy is centred on creating homes and places that transform people’s lives.

We are a lively and sociable practice of over 120 people, an AJ100-listed practice and have been recognised as one of the top Architectural employers in the UK by BD and Building Magazine over multiple years. Our values guide the way we work and interact with clients, partners, local communities, and with each other: collaborative; passionate; nurturing; creative; respectful; and sociable. Promoted across the practice, these are an intrinsic part of our culture.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer with a wheelchair accessible studio and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we have a dedicated EDI group, active career development programmes and a commitment to delivering social value in our work.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a confident, proactive and creative Content and Bid Writer to join a dynamic Architecture and Urban Design practice working from our design studio in Greenwich.

You will be responsible for researching, coordinating and producing high quality written material including text for bid submissions, thought leadership articles, website content, social media and external publications.

Reporting to the Senior Marketing and Bids Manager, you will be an integral member of the Marketing and Bids team, generating new ideas and contributing to the wider marketing strategy. You will be working with architectural design groups across the practice, and will need to be able to manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines, have excellent communication and teamwork skills, and a keen eye for detail.

Core Responsibilities

  • Work alongside Partners and Directors to produce draft text with relevant evidence.
  • Produce, coordinate, edit and proof written content for bids, thought leadership articles, award submissions, blogs, social media and brochures.
  • Generate and update CVs, brochures, presentations, case studies and project sheets.
  • Brief the graphics team and ensure submissions and content align with practice values and branding.
  • Stay abreast of key project information across the practice, building good working relationships with design teams.
  • Maintain and manage a comprehensive bid library, including templates, project sheets, standard text, technical documents, and other supporting materials.
  • Monitor and report on success of bids submitted, analysing trends and identifying areas for improvement.

 

Qualifications/Skills

Essential

  • Track record of crafting compelling written submissions.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to process accurate work to strict deadlines.
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English with excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Able to tailor content and messaging to different audiences.
  • Confident with developing technical information into persuasive and engaging written material that addresses key requirements.
  • Knowledge of bid writing within the architecture or construction industry.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Proficient in Adobe CC software, specifically InDesign.
  • Confident and adept with MS Office, particularly PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Able to work with existing brand guidelines and graphic processes, and offer constructive advice on improving the quality of output.

 

Desirable

  • Experience using WordPress.
  • Experience using Mailchimp.
  • Experience in creating engaging social media content.
  • Knowledge of graphic design principles and techniques.
  • Keen interest in the built environment.
  • Critical visual eye and an ability to interpret architectural material.

Benefits

A salary between £35K and £40K (+ pension), dependent on experience.

BPTW staff have access to a range of benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Healthcare Cashback scheme
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme and GP Helpline
  • Free financial advice
  • Insurance cover (Life Assurance; Critical Illness; Income protection)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Annual salary reviews

Apply

Please email people@bptw.co.uk with the title of “Content and Bid Writer” in the subject line and enclosing a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you have applied for the role, your relevant experience, qualifications, and skills.

Please note we are unable to support applications that require current or future employment visa sponsorship.

Please clearly state your right to work in the UK on your application.