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Bids Executive

Trowers & Hamlins
Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

Job Details

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 170 partners and 1000 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East.  Our global footprint is further enhanced by our strategic partnership with Interlaw which works to facilitate our management of multi-jurisdictional matters.  We have leading practices in Corporate, Litigation, Tax, Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Private Wealth. 

We've always been proud of our natural commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and value the variety of our partnership.  We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. Our strategic direction is shaped by a desire to grow our business in a way that is responsible and sustainable and has the principles of ESG at its core, guiding the way we operate firmwide.

As a Bids Executive, you will support bid activity in a variety of ways from supporting some of the firm's most complex and strategic bidding activity, to taking the lead on more routine, day-to-day bids. It is a 'full service' bids role with the opportunity to be involved at every stage of the bid cycle, exposure to partners and subject matter experts from day one, and the opportunity for client liaison.

The bids team sits within a supportive and engaged wider Marketing and Business Development function of 24 people who together help to deliver the firm's marketing and client development objectives and the holder of this role would proactively work with all parts of the department. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying tender and proposal opportunities through press and online sources.
  • Drafting discrete content, liaising with content providers, carrying out ad hoc information requests and document formatting in accordance with bid house style.
  • Preparing and co-ordinating tender responses including SQ responses, proposals, fee quotations and ITT submissions, project managing routine bids and proposal, extracting client requirements from papers, setting up template response document, managing submission and timelines, submitting clarification questions, helping teams to prepare for presentations and sitting in on client debriefs.
  • Liaising with client with regard to clarification points, follow-up and debriefing.
  • Locating standard content such as CVs and track record, adding to bid content library, working with team to keep track record database up to date and ensuring all internal filing is managed properly.
  • Acting as a point of expertise on bid templates (Word).
  • Acting as query point for simple and moderately complex tender enquiries

To succeed in this role, you'll need:

  • Experience in working on proposals, bids and tenders for both panel appointments and projects
  • Experience in a professional services environment
  • Experience in using online bidding tools such as tender ports

But it's not just about qualifications and experience. We're looking for someone who is:

  • Flexible, adaptable, and resilient
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn and absorb knowledge quickly
  • Organized with excellent communication skills
  • A team player with the ability to work effectively at all levels

Our benefits include, an annual bonus scheme, GPP Pension Scheme with Aviva. We also offer Private Medical Insurance, (currently with Vitality Health) after 6 months of employment, which include discounted gym memberships, free cinema tickets, health assessments and much more. 

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values equity, diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.

If you require any further information on any of our vacancies or would like to discuss any adjustments or additional support that you might need either during the recruitment process or after the offer stage, please feel free to contact our recruitment team on

As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.


Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff located across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

Company info
+44 (0)20 7423 8000
3 Bunhill Row

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