Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Birmingham,
Bristol Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy &
resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local
government and health and social care.
We currently employ over 480 staff, including 83 Partners, and our
award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice and is one 'The Times Best Law Firms 2021'.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
Our Bids team supports the ambitious growth plans of the firm and
over the last 5 years, has successfully managed a steady increase in
the number tenders with a particular focus on winning new work across
central and local government, NHS and Housing providers.
You will be part of a vibrant Business Development & Marketing
Department working with colleagues across business development,
marketing, events and the Bids Team, plus working closely with some
exceptional Partners who are leaders in their field.
"A very supportive firm with the depth of skills in its teams
to provide a full service". - Chambers 2021
Rise to the Challenge
The Bids Executive provides day-to-day project management and
supports/leads on agreed tenders by working closely with nominated
Partner lead(s). The Bids Executive role will work closely with the
Bid Manager with a need to coordinate and prioritise their workloads
based on the demands of the firm.
On joining the team, you would undertake a variety of work including:
Assisting in the delivery of compelling, high impact and high
quality bids so as to maximise the success ratio
Supporting the Bid Manager to implement successfully a coherent
and efficient tender process and practice throughout the firm
Ensuring that information about tender wins and losses are
communicated, and that feedback and recommendations for action are
captured and acted upon
Producing work that is of high quality and in keeping with the
Bevan Brittan brand by regular communication and work with BD&M
Providing efficient and effective bids project management and support
The successful candidate will provide support for a variety of
functions some of which will include:
Supporting the Bids Manager in all aspects of their role
Daily tracking of opportunities and circulating - direct, adverts
or national, regional, local hubs
Information management of procurement hubs
Management of new tender opportunities from initial notification
through to submission
Creating InDesign images for tenders responses and presentations
Ensuring CVs are up to date and recorded on the internal databank
Developing and continually refreshing libraries of information
e.g. credential database, quality policies, experience sheets etc.
Assisting Bids Manager in completing any feedback such as tender
debriefs or weekly analysis
Additional bids support cover when the Bids Manager is out of office
The BD&M department are based in Bristol, however we are open to
applicants based in our other office locations of Birmingham or Leeds.
Find out how far you can go
Essential skill set requirements:
Previous bids or legal service tenders experience essential,
ideally in a legal or professional services environment
Excellent IT skills is a must including internet, intranet,
portals, submission of bids online, communication, spreadsheets, databases
Excellent organisation skills
High attention to detail
Ability to remain calm and work effectively under pressure and
Degree in a challenging academic subject or relevant professional work experience
Strong written and verbal communication
Ability to build working relationships at all levels of seniority
Strong business acumen to provide opinion and challenge to others
Preferred skill set requirements:
Understanding the need for information to be up to date, relevant
A motivated, self-driven, results orientated individual
Experience in InDesign preferred but not essential - training can
We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which
includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5
days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through
Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym
membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biannual private health
assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life
assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free
telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save
Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Due to COVID-19, our roles are currently home-based until it is safe
to return to our modern office spaces. Our core operating hours are
9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of
Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by
the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office
communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local
initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have
established a culture of giving within the firm. This has laid the
foundations for our Responsible Business strategy.
In December 2020 we donated a total of £40,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £10,000 towards the
causes colleagues support throughout the year. The donations went
towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging
year. Our latest nominated charities are Great Western Air Ambulance
in Bristol, InUnity in Birmingham, Maggie's in Leeds and The Talent
Tap in London.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through action
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues'
wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit,
regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something
back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.
Some recent initiatives include:
Strava running club: a virtual firm-wide running club on Strava,
with regular challenges to keep us all motivated to stay active.
Live Cook Along for Black History Month: We hosted a live virtual
'Cook Along' to share the connective power of food and community.
UK Disability History Month: We supported the event with
informative pieces and real life stories, reflecting our commitment
to supporting those of our colleagues who have a disability or who
care for someone with a disability.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work
for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen
colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
(Bristol), St Werburgh's City Farm (Bristol) and Moseley Road
Swimming Baths (Birmingham).