Job overview

We are looking for a Business Development Coordinator to join our corporate team. The ideal candidate will have strong organisation and communication skills; they should be numerate and have strong IT skills with an eye for detail working to a high level in a fast pasted role. Intermediate to advanced Excel skills is highly desirable.

The role will work closely with, and report to, the Client Development and Bids Manager to support the procurement process including ensuring compliance with frameworks, contracting with clients and scanning for opportunities. The candidate should be personable and building relationships across the organisation internally and externally will be key to the roles success as they will be responsible for maintaining, reporting and communicating resourcing decisions.

Please see competencies for full details of the role.


Why choose Carnall Farrar?

When you join Carnall Farrar you will be working closely with our industry-leading partners and consultants, putting you in a great position to accelerate your path to becoming an accomplished business professional.

Application process

Please submit your application to with an up to date CV outlining your education, qualifications and experience; current remuneration details and contact details. You also need to supply a separate supporting statement explaining why you would like to be considered for the role. Applicants who fail to do so will not be considered for the post. 

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Problem solving 

  • Implement the proposal management process and its inputs including CVs and Case Studies
  • Develop a systemised process for resourcing projects and bids, ensuring clear and timely communication to senior leadership team and staff
  • Lead capacity planning for all projects and proposals when looking at staff and associate availability and link in with People Development Manager when recruitment of additional associate staff is required
  • Assist with the internal end-to-end commercial processes within the business (from opportunity, proposal, contract, mobilisation to close down)

Managing delivery 

  • Support the proposal and bid management process from kick-off to submission and close down of bid
  • Assist with costing proposals by applying relevant rate card and ensure consistent application by Partners and Principals
  • Ensure accurate timely submissions and capturing of crucial commercial information
  • Assist with the recording of all contract documentation
  • Issue associate contracts/schedules and approve associate invoices ensuring days delivered are within what was agreed
  • Manage, maintain and track resourcing for bid development and project work. This includes calculating utilisation and issuing reports to senior leadership team and Board
  • Produce high quality, productsto agreed timeframes,be fully aware of deadlines for own work and deliver againstthese and learn when and how to effectively flag concerns or issues in delivery

Business focus 

  • Assist with securing access to commercial frameworks and assist on procurement processes
  • Ensure compliance with frameworks
  • Assist with knowledge management process for bid close down to ensure materials are captured and can be reused when required
  • Assist with reporting of bid outcomes including criteria matching
  • Capture business development opportunities and actions from Business Development Corporate Objective team
  • Help produce, develop and coordinate reports for the Business Development Committee
  • Seek, review and make Partners aware of business opportunities on open procurement and frameworks across various online portals
  • Support business development opportunities with clients and partner organisation
  • Develop a process for approving annual leave taking into consideration the business need and capacity planning
  • Assist with writing proposals,proof-reading and ensure the agreed branding and formatting is applied and compliant with relevant submission guidance
  • Effectively communicate resourcingdecisions to staff following resourcing meetings
  • Effectively communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including Senior Partners
  • Maintain excellent relationships with associates and provide regular updates on availability to resourcing committee

Skills and knowledge 

  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines and changing priorities with senior members of the organisation
  • Strong skills in writing (Word and PowerPoint), quantitative analysis (Excel) and problem solving
  • Well organised, reliable, determined, driven and enthusiastic
  • Good communication skills 

Team work 

  • People orientated and able to build strong relationships
  • Support the mobilisation of contracts ensuring contract visibility and awareness to the team

Supporting our values 

  • People orientated and able to build strong relationships
  • Able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Motivated to succeed