Senior Proposals Coordinator

Morris & Spottiswood are one of the leading providers of fitout, refurbishment, M&E, facilities management and construction services in the UK. A family firm, with a proud track record of excellence, we aim high, act responsibly and value our staff and customers.

We have a fantastic opportunity within our construction business for an ambitious and talented a Senior Proposals Coordinator. The successful candidate will be joining an existing team of passionate and dedicated Preconstruction professionals.

We are looking for a Senior Proposals Coordinator who has a wealth of knowledge in the main contracting market. Experience of working on public sector and private sector bids, up to £10m, within the construction or services industry is an advantage. This is a varied and multi-skilled role that includes technical writing, desktop publishing / design, proof-reading, leadership and ownership/management of the quality submission documents. The right person will be highly organised, flexible, able to work to deadlines, have an eye for detail and be able to work under their own initiative.

Summary of Key Duties

  • Work with the pre-construction and business development teams to create high-quality submission documents
  • Share ideas to raise standards of submissions
  • Engage with the wider bid and project teams to ensure all ideas are captured and developed
  • Drive subject matter experts to produce winning content
  • Ability to support written content for quality submissions
  • Ensure that Morris & Spottiswood branding is correctly applied to all materials produced locally
  • Lead production of market-leading submission materials
  • Ensure PQQs and tender submissions are planned, managed and coordinated effectively and within strict time constraints, including allocation of tasks to subject matter experts
  • Contribute to writing, editing and production of submission documents as required
  • Carry out independent and critical reviews of submission documents
  • Attend post tender review meetings to determine lessons learnt and ensure these are fed back into subsequent submission
  • Coordinate and produce case studies, brochures, presentations and other such collateral/ communications material to support account and opportunity engagement

Experience / Background

Already being an experience Senior Proposals Coordinator is essential along with proficient bid writing experience. We are looking for someone with experience of working and improving bid strategies & solutions. Working well under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment is vital, as is the ability to interact with internal and external clients to deliver results. Construction experience is desirable.

Personal Attributes

  • Knowledge of Adobe products (Acrobat Pro and InDesign) is an advantage
  • Demonstrable relevant experience in a similar role (able to demonstrate organisational skills)
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work in a dynamic team with a variety of personnel in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Experience of producing graphical content (InDesign) or equivalent
  • Excellent command of English language for editing text and response writing
  • The ability to help drive and support the culture of openness and knowledge sharing required within the team
  • Support and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Behaviours and attitudes in accordance with M&S core values to create a team culture and promote excellent communications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of standard private and public sector proposal processes is an advantage
  • A pro-active approach, use initiative and take responsibility for own actions
  • Assimilate large volumes of information and understand, plan and manage associated workflows
  • The ability to develop relationships and rapport with internal colleagues, stakeholders and client.
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication, team player and collaborative
  • Framework and project PQQ/Tender submission experience


  • Competitive Salary
  • Car Allowance
  • Couples Healthcare
  • 5% Employers Pension Contribution
  • Holidays: 33 total annual days (including public holidays)
  • Half a day paid holiday on your birthday

Other Information

Standard hours of work: 8am-5pm Monday to Thursday, 8am-4pm on Friday’s (1 hour lunch each day)

Candidates my split their working week between office based / working from home.

Valuing People at Morris & Spottiswood

Morris & Spottiswood is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

One of our core values is to ‘Value People’. We are passionate about investing in people and genuinely take care about what we do and how we do it. This ensures that the working environment, staff, suppliers and the communities we serve always remain at the front-of-mind.

Put simply, a diverse and inclusive workforce opens our business up to a much wider talent pool and greater innovation and creativity through teams with different experiences, backgrounds and education.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful team.

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