Bid/Business Development Coordinator

Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire

Responsible to: Bid Manager/Business Development Manager

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent, 3 month probation and 1 month notice

Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays.

Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Application Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.

About Us

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent technology and innovation company whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. The company is a not for profit Research Organisation, with a commercial trading subsidiary. The organisation embraces an open and innovative culture, encouraging an ethos of knowledge exchange and sector engagement, and has quickly become a world class centre of facilities and expertise.

We’re one of ten Catapults established and overseen by Innovate UK. They are places where the best of the UK’s innovative businesses and researchers work together to bring new products and services more quickly to commercialisation. Focusing on areas with great market potential, Catapults will open up global opportunities for the UK and generate economic growth for the future.

Our Mission

To innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites

Our Vision

To be a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, we create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing results

Our Culture

The Catapult fosters an open and collaborative culture that stimulates and develops staff and encourages collaboration and innovation. Our employee value proposition is strong. We have worked hard to create an environment which is dynamic, exciting, challenging, rewarding, flexible and, most importantly, fun. More about the Catapult Culture

The Role

The Bid/Business Development Coordinator is a pivotal role that will ensure that the bid function is managed effectively across the organisation. The role is responsible for coordinating all the different contributions that each stakeholder is accountable for and making sure that bids are reviewed, submitted on time, and in the correct format.

The Bid/Business Development Coordinator will support business development activities and play an important role in maintaining the pipeline of all Business Development activities.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Managing individual opportunities as allocated
  • Maintaining the pipeline of all business development activities
  • Client engagement, conference attendance
  • Preparing bid plans and schedules and presenting them to the relevant teams
  • Account management including customer feedback on bids and projects
  • Managing relationships particularly with external partners
  • Setting up and managing formal reviews
  • Status reporting of activities to management
  • Maintain log of all bid activities.

About You

With demonstrable experience in bid writing and/or bid coordination/management role, you will be proficient at negotiating and influencing your stakeholders and building strong working relationships is something you are passionate about. You enjoy managing processes and making sure all the boxes are ticked.

You will have:

  • The ability to comprehend a high level understanding of complex subject matter-experience of high tech engineering/software environment is desirable
  • Experience of working in a project management environment
  • Self-discipline, adaptability, flexibility and patience.


If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to

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