Staff Proposal Writer
graduate job

Staff Proposal Writer

Insequa Ltd
c £18,000
East Midlands
Time left to apply
12 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

We are looking for talented and skilled individuals to join our existing team as Staff Proposal Writers. This role primarily involves:

  • carrying out background research to build the ‘evidence base’ required to develop credible, informed content
  • with the support and guidance of an experienced Proposal Manager, writing strong, detailed and well-structured first draft content
  • working closely with Proposal Managers and Evaluators to prepare excellent final content.

You will also be involved in creatively developing client propositions in collaboration with other members of the team and you will play an active role in regular continuous improvement team meetings.

On a day to day basis, you will work in a small team with other writers and the Proposal Managers. The office environment is relaxed and supportive. There will be some team working but there will be a large amount of independent working.

Full training will be provided to help candidates gain an understanding of the sectors we work in and of the work we carry out. This will be provided through a mixture of e-learning, short Open University courses, detailed feedback from the line manager and regular team seminars.

Company information

Insequa Ltd is a business support services company founded in 2012. We work in a demanding but interesting and rewarding area of business. We provide intelligent business consultancy services to small and medium-sized companies and organisations in the Health and Social Care sectors. We offer advice and support on business growth strategy and regulatory compliance.

Part of what we do is write business documents on behalf of our clients. These may be lengthy business proposals for large contract applications, or shorter business compliance documents and procedures. For this, we employ a team of skilled, professional writers. Successful candidates would work as part of this team.

We are a small company with around 20 members in the team. The working environment is calm, friendly and supportive. We are located on a 1000 acre deer park to the North of Nottingham city in light, high-quality office accommodation. There is free parking on site, free tea and coffee and pet peacocks.

The company has no artificial barriers to career progression. Many members of the team have been promoted, have received substantial pay rises, have been supported to take on management responsibilities and undertake internationally recognised professional training and qualifications. You make your own luck at Insequa; if you work hard your career can flourish and your salary can rise quite quickly.

Person requirements

  • We are looking for people who love writing and who are really good at it.
  • Candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates need to be able to work independently, will have a good eye for detail and will take pride in producing high quality writing.
  • Candidates will be able to source background reference and explanatory material to support their writing

The ideal candidate will, as well as carrying out their core role really well, enjoy contributing generally to the overall environment and success of the company. This could include making suggestions for areas of improvement, contributing actively at team meetings or leading one of the regular team seminars.

Qualifications and experience requirements

Candidates will have a 'literate' degree; that is, a degree that has required a high level of writing in the assessed modules and which has led to a high level of proficiency with written communication.

Some awareness of the health and social care sectors would be advantageous, although this is not essential and full training will be provided.

Accepted degree subjects

health sciences · literature and creative writing · social sciences · humanities · business and management studies · history · nursing and midwifery


c £18,000

Once through probation, salary will increase to £21,000 p.a.


East Midlands

Our location means that candidates will need to have personal transport. There is no convenient or safe access by public transport. Free parking is available.

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Two

Please send a CV and brief, specific covering letter explaining why you are applying for this job via the apply button.

For further information, call 0115 896 3999 and ask to speak to Bill Watson.

Applications submitted without a specific covering letter, ie with no covering letter or with a generic covering letter, will not be evaluated.

Closing date: 04/10/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 04/10/2017

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