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IT Specialist Technical Bid Writer – Salary £45,000 to £55,000

About Us

We help the public sector improve their use of technology, making a difference to the people of the UK.

We work on diverse projects. Whether it is supporting climate science, helping our armed forces make better decisions, looking after our forests and woodlands, supporting green city schemes, optimising government procurement… our work matters.

As an established technology service provider operating out of the South West, we apply knowhow and expertise to help our clients with their digital journey.  Through agile software engineering practices, exploiting the power of the cloud and unlocking value in data, we deliver innovative cutting edge services and solutions.

Rowe IT is an exciting, growing business which has developed strong working relationships with prestigious clients who include the MOD, Met Office, UK Hydrographic Office, Forestry Commission and central government.  At the heart of this is its staff; people who believe in collaboration and have a passion and pride in what they achieve for the greater good.

The Role

This is a hybrid role. Although regular visits to our Plymouth HQ will be required, you will also be able to regularly work from your home office. You will be part of a multi-skilled team to deliver solutions to our clients predominantly based in the South-West but potentially elsewhere in the UK. Your role will be to write and review bid responses, coordinate the bid response process and develop and maintain a bid library. You will also identify ways to improve the quality, consistency, and efficiency of the bid process.

Activities will include:

  • Writing compelling technical content with clarity and conciseness.
  • Ensuring accurate, high-quality bid contributions from all bid stakeholders.
  • Working with other bid team members to help them achieve the skills and confidence to write bid narrative themselves.
  • Being responsible for the quality of the technical aspects of each bid, ensuring the written documentation and presentations are technically accurate, clear, concise, and compelling.
  • Work with subject matter experts to produce new technical bid library content
  • Developing and writing all technical elements of tender proposals associated with framework opportunities and one-off major projects across the UK.
  • Creating new content and editing existing content, tailoring to suit client requirements.
  • Completing sector and client research to better inform bid responses.
  • Providing continuous management and development of the bid library.
  • Providing regular reports on individual tender progress.
  • Reviewing and editing proposal responses for consistency, compliance, win theme incorporation, solution accuracy, and other elements during regular and core team review cycles to create the final proposal submission.
  • Participating in post-tender feedback reviews and use lessons learned to undertake revision and improvements to answer texts

The Ideal Candidate

You can work under general direction and plan your own work. You will have writing experience in a technical field and have experience of software development and/or managing software development projects.

You are familiar with some of the following capabilities:  digital, data and technology strategy; enterprise, business and security architecture; solutions architecture and design; full stack development (Python, Node, Java, PHP, web technologies); customer facing and back office systems; API and database design and build; Intrastructure-as-Code; DevOps and automation; testing and security assurance.

You can collaborate confidently with team members, users, and our customers.  You can translate customer requirements into blueprints and loosely coupled architectures and articulate these effectively into written tender responses. You will communicate fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to technical and non-technical audiences

You are team and action oriented and are proactive in prioritising your own workload and able to delegate to others.

It may be a requirement that you undertake UK security clearance (BPSS or SC).

Required Skills: 

  • Software development or managing software development experience (in a leadership or management capacity).
  • Excellent communicator.
  • A high attention to detail with an excellent editing and proofing ability.
  • Excellent literacy skills, with an extensive vocabulary.
  • Deadline driven with effective time management skills.
  • Thrive in a busy environment.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise workload.
  • Experience in the required business sector.
  • Proven bid team involvement.
  • Can demonstrate effective bid writing skills.

Desired Skills:

  • An understanding of Cloud development and deployment practices, particularly AWS and Azure.
  • Have worked in Professional Services with experience of Public Sector bidding.


We anticipate a starting salary of between 45K and 55K, coupled with an annual bonus based upon the overall performance of the company. A range of other benefit are also available to the successful candidate:

  • 7.5% pension contribution
  • Life insurance
  • Income Protection (after 6 months)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working

Our culture

Our cultural values have been developed by our employees, with our client’s needs at the forefront of our thinking. Our commitment is to offer cutting-edge solutions, provide support and adapt to meet our customer needs.  This would not be possible without the growth mentality and love of technology encapsulated by all at Rowe IT.  We passionately believe in knowledge sharing and continual development.  To do this we have created a culture which allows employees to grow by exploring new areas and skills.  Our employees are the best at what they do and are at the heart of our culture.  We encourage flexibility of working to ensure a healthy work/life balance.  We are one team: supportive and fun celebrating individuality.  We are Rowe IT

Are you interested?

If you are passionate about your work, proactive and curious about new technology and solutions, we want to hear from you.  Send your CV and covering letter to  Please let us know if we can make this process more accessible to you.

Just so you know, we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.