Open, collaborative, and supportive – just three words to describe our working culture. Joining us as Bids Manager, your hard work will be valued, your ideas recognised and you’ll be empowered to develop and progress in your career.  

This role is being offered on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.


Your Role  

TLT’s bids team has a strong track record of retaining and winning new business to support the delivery of the firm’s ambitious growth strategy. Using an efficient and structured process, the team collaborates with the partners and sector teams in developing compelling, benefits-led and tailored bids. This exciting role is predominantly managing public sector bids from central government departments to individual local authorities and blue light organisations.  

We are appointed to some of the most prestigious public sector legal panels across our national footprint. These include the Crown Commercial Services RM6179 Legal Services Panel, Crown Commercial Services RM6240 Public Sector Legal Services Panel, the National Legal Services Framework for blue light services, the London Boroughs Legal Alliance, and the North West Legal Consortium framework. 

You will report to TLT's Head of Bids and be supported by four Bid Managers and two Bid Executives.  

As Bids Manager, we expect you to deliver the following: 

  • Develop a deep knowledge and understanding of TLTs public sector offering including our clients, service lines and specific initiatives. 
  • Scope the bid requirements, manage the bid “go/no-go” process, identify key stakeholders and map out how to achieve maximum marks against the evaluation criteria.  
  • Prepare a bid plan, delivery programme and implement a structured best practice end-to-end process. 
  • Work with the lead partner and subject matter experts to develop a winning strategy, clearly identifying our value proposition.  
  • Write compelling bid copy clearly articulating our win themes and in line with our tone of voice guidelines.    
  • Project manage the bid from opportunity assessment stage through to drafting, submission, post submission feedback and reporting. 
  • Work with the firm’s Commercial Business Partners to inform and develop pricing strategy. 
  • Produce tender analysis informing management information and reporting. 
  • Maintain and update our PitchPerfect content management system with precedent text. 
  • Prepare and coach bid teams for client presentations including messaging and rehearsals.  
  • Manage the continuous development of systems and processes to drive efficient bid production. 
  • Potential line management of team members as required. 


Your Skills and Experience

  • Excellent organisational and project management skills with the ability to work to multiple deadlines. 
  •  Interacting, working and communicating confidently with a wide range of colleagues both verbally and in writing. 
  •  Excellent spelling and grammar and attention to detail. 
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks. 
  •  Solid technical/IT understanding. 
  • An understanding of the regulatory environment would be advantageous. 


About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people. 

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,400 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2022 we were named Law Firm of the Year at The British Legal Awards, recognising our incredible success story. 

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute. 


Our Benefits 

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.  

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people. We’re happy to talk about how flexible working can work for you and this role.  

TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate.  

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on 

Fixed Term
Business professionals
Market Rate, Competitive
Closing Date
Thursday 18 July 2024
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