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Business Development Coordinator




Priory Group Head Office, 80 Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UD

Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 hours per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Group's Bid Team is responsible for the production and submission of high quality, compliant and timely responses to formal procurements undertaken by public sector customers. To support this activity, members of the team are involved in:

  • Market development activities
  • The production of compliant tender responses
  • Project management of tender wins through to operational hand-over/go-live
  • A range of supporting administrative activities.

Job Advert Location Description

The team is based in Priory's Hammersmith office but operates flexibly, attending other Priory sites and customer premises as necessary.

Job Advert Role Description

This role is an exciting opportunity for a motivated graduate or individual to work and develop within a busy, dynamic team. Working centrally to provide services to internal stakeholders across Priory Group's three divisions (Healthcare, Education & Children’s Services and Adult Care), this role has excellent exposure to a range of business support functions, offering excellent career progression opportunities including on the job training and development. This provides a challenging and dynamic entry-level role for any individual looking to begin their professional career in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

The Business Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Bid Team to identify, bid and win tenders, working in line with bid processes and submission deadlines. This will involve the administration, development and production of bid responses from new and pre-existing, internal and external resources. Working as a member of a flexible team, the Bid Coordinator may be required to support colleagues reviewing and editing their submissions and in a range of administrative and support tasks. This will include a maintaining up to date knowledge of the current market, and the collation and organisation of supporting materials.

The Coordinator will also provide the team with general administration support and will need to have a 'can do' approach when delegated to, this will include working directly with the Group Bid Director. The Coordinator will actively support with weekly, monthly and annual reporting and trend analysis. 

Work volumes fluctuate over time and deadlines are sometimes challenging, so the Bid Coordinator must be able to work calmly under pressure and be able to work additional, flexible hours from time-to-time.

What we'd like from you:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to proof read responses and produce proposals/documentation to a high standard.
  • Have an excellent attention to detail.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • Have great interpersonal communication skills and an ability to build internal and external relationships with subject matter experts.
  • Previous experience within a similar role (desired but not essential) and a proven track record of working in an environment with competing deadlines is desired.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential.
  • Experience of using CRM systems, preferably Salesforce or Dynamics.
  • Experience of the Adult Social Care, Healthcare and Education markets (preferred but not essential).
  • A 'can do' positive attitude and someone who is a team player - essential.

What we would like to give you

  • 25 Days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Cash Back rewards and online discounts
  • Technology Scheme (Qualifying Period)
  • Cycle to Work (Qualifying Period)
  • SMART Pension
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Career pathways programme

Please ensure that you submit any applications as soon as possible. Should a suitable candidate be sourced we reserve the right to close this advert earlier that the proposed date. 

Interviews are likely to be held w/c 3rd February 2020. 

Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS.

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