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Senior marketing and bids manager

BPTW is looking for a senior marketing and bids manager to join its team in London.

The practice

BPTW are award-winning architects and urban designers specialising in residential-led development and mixed-use regeneration projects. We are a lively and sociable practice of over 120 people with our studio in West Greenwich, London. Working alongside leading developers, housing associations, local authorities and private clients, our philosophy is centred on creating homes and places that transform people’s lives.

We are an award-winning AJ100-listed practice and have been recognised as one of the top Architectural employers in the UK by BD and Building Magazine over multiple years. Our values guide the way we work and interact with our clients, partners, local communities, and with each other: collaborative; passionate; nurturing; creative; respectful; and sociable. Promoted across the practice, these are an intrinsic part of our culture.

We are an equal opportunities employer, passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. Our modern studio is also wheelchair accessible with step-free access.

The role

Due to exciting growth and review of the practice structure, we are looking for a highly motivated senior marketing and bids manager to steer our marketing and bids functions within the practice, coordinating and writing bid submissions and implementing marketing and PR initiatives. The role will be roughly split 50/50 between bids and marketing.

The role will involve reporting to and working closely with our senior management team and building strong relationships internally and externally, managing high-quality bid and tender submissions, leading in the support and delivery of marketing campaigns, managing events, PR, e-communications, social media, internal and external comms, and general marketing functions.

You must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, should be self-motivated, highly organised and be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. We are looking for someone with the ability to think creatively, generate ideas that will demonstrate an understanding of the needs of our clients, and deliver a competitive advantage for BPTW in our marketing and bid work. A significant element of the role will include writing bid responses and other marketing content and applicants should be proficient writers.

Applicants must be educated to degree level (or hold equivalent professional qualifications or experience), with experience within the architecture, construction or related built environment fields. Experience working on bid and tender processes is crucial, as is a proven ability to manage the work of others and build strong relationships internally and externally.

Personal attributes:

  • strategic and creative aptitude
  • excellent writing ability
  • strong verbal communication skills
  • works to strict deadlines and can coordinate a multitude of tasks effectively
  • highly organised with exceptional attention to detail
  • a motivated self-starter
  • works well within a team environment
  • comfortable building relationships at partner level and with senior members of staff
  • ability to manage others

Essential skills

  • a track record managing and co-ordinating bid and tender submissions, with a strong understanding of bid processes and the ability to influence these
  • a high standard of writing with the ability to communicate convincingly, adapting your style for different types of written content and audiences, including bids.
  • experience delivering tactical marketing campaigns and activities
  • experience in the built-environment industry
  • educated to degree level in English, Marketing, Communications, Business, or similar field,  or with an architecture background
  • experience with e-communications and social media
  • experience coordinating client relations and business development programmes
  • experience of event management
  • ability  to manage others, critically assess and appraise their work
  • a critical visual eye with the ability to easily understand, interrogate and appreciate architectural images and material would be beneficial
  • experience in InDesign is desirable
  • CIM or APMP qualifications would be beneficial


Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

BPTW staff have access to a range of benefits, including but not limited to:

  • health cashback scheme
  • employee assistance programme
  • free financial advice
  • insurance cover (Life Assurance; Critical Illness; Income protection)
  • cycle to work scheme
  • season ticket loan
  • allowances for continuous professional development
  • annual salary reviews


This role is based at our studios in Greenwich, London.

How to apply

For a full job description, please visit our website.

Please submit a copy of your CV along with a cover letter. Use the subject title ‘senior marketing and bids manager’.

Your cover letter should detail your relevant experience, personal attributes and skills – please refer to the essential skills, knowledge and experience criteria listed in the job description.

You can also include details of any other experience or knowledge you feel is relevant to the role.

Please note we are unable to support applications that require current or future employment visa sponsorship.

Please clearly state your right to work in the UK on your application.

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