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Markel Tax

Senior Proposal Writer

Senior Funding Proposal writer

Job posted: 11/04/2019

To undertake the high quality generation and submission of RTD proposals designed to lead to funded projects capable of satisfying the client’s requirements.

What we look for
Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style
The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

“Why work for us?”

Diversity and inclusion
Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement
Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors
Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit
As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

Duties and accountabilites
  • To undertake the high quality generation and submission of Research and Development (R&D) proposals designed to lead to funded projects capable of satisfying the client’s requirements
  • Writes an agreed number of proposals per year as lead writer
  • Provides help to other writers in concept generation workshops
  • Leads the negotiation of their successful proposals through the Innovate UK/H2020 etc. process
  • Delivers key tasks on funded H2020 Phase 1 projects (technical, market and/or commercial case) in order to write H2020 Phase 2 proposals
  • As appropriate, can be seconded to work on non R&D proposals (Growth grants, R&D loans, Tenders etc.), replacing their R&D writing commitments as agreed.
Skills, knowledge and experience

The successful candidate will:

  • Minimum of Honours Degree in a scientific/technical discipline or business degree
  • Strong self-starter, and completer/finisher
  • Preferably has experience of publically funded R&D models including H2020 and Innovate UK, especially relating to the creation of proposals and contract negotiation
  • Excellent communicator: Communicates mainly orally and also in writing, internally and externally, ensuring consistency, clarity and full understanding
  • Shows broad knowledge of technical subjects and the ability to understand the basic concepts of new technologies quickly. A keen problem solver.
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