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CLOSED – Proposal Manager

About the role

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

It’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But we take care of everyone who works here with everything from coaching to a learning and development budget, and we pay competitively.

You’ll be joining a company that’s having a huge impact on people’s lives, with a culture where you can be yourself, have fun, and progress rapidly.


About the role: 

We’re looking for a Proposal Manager to help expand Beam’s work, win more contracts and ultimately support more people on their life-changing journeys into jobs and stable housing.

You’ll spend most of your time leading on the detail of high impact bids, writing compelling prose and designing programmes that inspire commissioners. You’ll also contribute to team-wide initiatives to take our bids team to new heights; share key trends you’ve identified across the bids you scope; and contribute to Beam’s wider expansion strategy.

While your primary role will be writing winning bids, you’ll also have the chance to dabble in market analysis, finance, and organisational strategy, depending on your development interests. It’s a great role for people who have outstanding bid or proposal writing experience and are eager to use their talents for good.


You’ll be:

  • A bid writing master, pushing out high-quality proposals for public sector clients
  • An integral member of the Bid Writing team, leading on bid writing but also contributing to the team’s expansion strategy
  • The go-to person across Beam for submitting high-quality written work, including formal bid applications, grant applications, business cases, and much more!


You have:

  • Experience in a professional bid-writing setting and a brilliant track record of having led on and won high-value bids
  • Strong and demonstrable writing skills
  • An analytical mind and obsession with perfection
  • A growth mindset and are hungry to learn


About Beam:

We’re a team of over 100 working from our beautiful coworking space in Hoxton and at home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from the Queen!) and we’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London according to WIRED.

We’re proud to be rated a top company to work for by Escape the City and The Dots and are committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here. We especially want to hear from ethnic minority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage.

63% of people we support come from ethnic minority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we can serve these people best when we’re a diverse, inclusive team.


Our benefits:

  • Access to therapy, coaching, classes & content – powered by Oliva
  • EMI-qualifying share options
  • Annual company retreat
  • New laptop – choose between a MacBook Air or PC
  • £500 personal development budget
  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi
  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs
  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app
  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme
  • Discounted tech products with Techscheme
  • Unlimited holiday (we recommend ~25 days + Bank Holidays per year)
  • Your own financial well-being coach, through Bippit


Application process:

We have a three-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you.

  1. 30-minute video call with our Talent Partner
  2. Timed practical test, giving you a better sense of the role
  3. Three informal chats with people at Beam


Feeling excited? 

Start your journey to a more impactful career today. We’re excited to hear from you.


Beam is a multi-awarded UK-based social impact startup dedicated to alleviating poverty and homelessness by connecting disadvantaged individuals, including homeless people and refugees, with a supportive online community. Through their crowdfunding platform and mentorship programs, Beam helps these individuals secure stable jobs and homes.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 51-200
Year Founded: 2017

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