Version 1 Newcastle upon Tyne

Bid Manager

Department: Digital Development & Architecture


Company Description

Life is too short, not to work somewhere awesome.  

Why Version 1, IT Services Company? 

  • Certified Great Place to Work for 10 years in a row 
  • Quarterly Profit share bonuses for employees (paid the previous 44 quarters consecutively) 
  • Career Progression (500 CPD Promotions in last 12 months) 
  • Generous Holiday Allowance 
  • Employee Discount Scheme - available online and in a wide range of stores 
  • Flexible and Remote Working Options  
  • Lunch time activities including but not limited to fitness, yoga, financial advice and wellbeing 
  • Pension 
  • Private Healthcare Cover 
  • Offer incentives for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role 
  • Wide range of reward schemes including: 
  •  Version 1 Excellence Awards (annual)  
  • ‘Call-Out’: an ongoing platform where colleagues grant you points that can be exchanged for gifts 
  • Fostering several Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging schemes 
  • And many more exciting benefits… drop us a note to find out more 


Wherever you prefer, we are happy for candidates to work remotely. Members of the existing bid team collaborate successfully across different locations throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland.  

For candidates that prefer working with others - we have offices located in London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Dublin, Redditch, Kent, Newcastle, Cheshire and Cork. 

Purpose – Bid Manager 

Are you an experienced Bid Manager who wants to take their bidding career to the next level and work with a great IT Company? This role will suit someone who is comfortable working on complex bids (public sector highly advantageous). You will have a passion for working with industry experts to create engaging content to score well in bids and proposals. We want someone who will work with our team to support/develop our already strong Bid/Commercial function within the Company. 

Contact us today to find out more about joining a successful Bid Team (currently 10 people) with record wins across UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland for both Public and Private sector customers. 

Culture of Existing Bid Team  

Collectively, we love to see that all important message “Your proposal has been successfully submitted”. Individually, we have a range of different personalities and interests, but the team get on well together. 

Basically, Version 1 Bid Team are a lovely bunch of people who collaborate and work closely together to support each other, despite being spread across the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We are a successful team (still growing), and we are not bound by multiple processes that make bidding deadlines harder to reach. 

Job Description
Additional Information

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

Consistently Rated a Top Workplace By Our People

Strong core values, a culture of trust and empowerment, and a vision for success position Version 1 as a top employer across the UK, Ireland and India. If you are seeking a fair workplace in which recognition is based on merits, and career pathways are based on skills, then we could be a fit for you.

Learn about our Culture

Award-Winning Employee Focus

    UK, 2019-2021
    IRELAND, 2012-2021
    AWARD, 2018-2021
    IN TECH, 2019 & 2020
    AWARD, 2019 & 2020

Our Head of People Louise Lahiff explains why Version 1 could be the match for you

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