Freelance Bid Writer – Remote Working, Action for Arts Trust Ltd

Collaborating with a growing charity to help develop the fund raising strategy – this is an interesting opportunity for a freelance bid writer:

  • Working with SMT to identify relevant funders and funding opportunities to support continued growth and core activities, creative projects, community programming and other support services
  • Generating new leads through relationships with a range of funders and partners, including corporate contacts
  • Working with our internal team to manage an active bid pipeline, with a focus on quality, consistency and impact of submissions
  • Producing high quality, competitive funding proposals and tender submissions (typical values range from approximately £25,000 upwards)
  • Collaborating with SMT on the bid production process
  • Supporting, through guidance and insight, the application of evidence and relevant project evaluation to the bid writing process and to organisational knowledge and expertise
  • Managing relationships with funding partners, delivery partners, stakeholders and external consultants 
  • Working closely with the SMT to develop the charity’s business and fundraising strategies

Freelancers must evidence a proven track record of effective bid-management  This must include a proven track-record of successfully securing significant funding. You will also need to have a thorough understanding and experience of the voluntary sector’s business development world, along with experience of community and trust or grant fundraising. You will also be:

  • Highly articulate with excellent writing and communication skills
  • Highly analytical with the ability to distil and summarise information clearly and engagingly.
  • An excellent researcher, including into Government Policy with the ability to obtain and update varied demographic information
  • Commercially astute and detail focused with negotiation skills