Bid Manager – Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) – Glasgow

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Business Development
Business Area
Opportunity Appraisal & Bid Management
Glasgow or Dalkeith
Salary range
£39,464 – £44,939
Type of Contract
Permanent Contract
Part Time/Full Time
Full Time/’Happy to talk flexible working’
Varied place & hours
Actual Hours
Closing Date
Ref No

Job Description

The Scottish Qualifications Authority is Scotland’s national awarding and accreditation body. We are trusted to oversee thousands of qualifications that are available in schools, colleges and workplaces, not just in this country, but around the world.

We are looking for a Bid Manager to work within the Opportunity Appraisal & Bid Management team. This is a key role for the future of SQA business development team and will support on the identification of commercial opportunities for the organisation.

The successful candidate will be required to manage complex bid opportunities, lead bid teams and coordinate activities and people to ensure that quality and timely proposals and contract documents are produced and submitted ensuring that appropriate governance is complied with.

. In order to do this you must be able to demonstrate experience in the following specific duties:

Write contract winning bids that demonstrate the full capability and experience SQA has in delivery
Plan and coordinate activity involved in the end to end bid submission for new contract opportunities.
Maintain an up to date knowledge and understanding of current and future assessment products and services
Develop and manage the bid strategy in line with typical sales methodology

Additionally you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Demonstrate successful management of multiple projects
An ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally
Experience using Capture Management approach is desirable.

Applicants, as a minimum, should be educated to SCQF 9 (degree related qualification useful but not essential) and be able to demonstrate Bid Management or Business Development experience.

Also, role model the behaviours associated with SQA’s values (Trusted, Progressive and Enabling) in order to develop and sustain a productive and positive culture.

SQA offer a fantastic benefits package in return for your talent whilst also offering hybrid working as default. These include but are not limited to a career average pension scheme; staff well-being and health assistance programmes; development opportunities and 27 days annual leave in addition to 14 days public holiday. Find out more here: SQA Benefits

If you think you’ve got the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in this exciting opportunity please apply below.

SQA welcomes applications from every section of the community. SQA has a Gaelic Language Plan and is committed to its purpose.
Tha Plana Gàidhlig aig SQA agus tha sinn a’ creidsinn gu h-àrachdach agus na h-amasan a tha air cur a-mach sa Phlana Nàiseanta don Ghàidhlig.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themself to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.


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