Education Development Trust

Reading (with flexibility for remote working)

About the role

Job type: 21 month fixed term contract, with the possibility of extension to a permanent role | full-time (35 hours per week) 


Salary: up to £23,000.00, per annum (dependent on experience) 


Location: Reading (with flexibility for remote working)


Benefits: We offer 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a 6% matched pension scheme, excellent training and development opportunities, and family friendly policies to support flexible working. We also offer a suite of voluntary benefits including a health cash plan, ride to work scheme, and retail discounts.  

Are you looking to start or grow your career in Bid & Proposal Administration? Are you confident to work in an ever changing, fast paced environment? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We are going through an exciting period of growth at Education Development Trust, and we are offering the opportunity for a highly motivated person to join our Business Development team. As the Bid & Proposal Coordinator Apprentice, you will get involved in a range of administrative and transactional tasks such as providing support to all functions, assisting with the quality and timely completion of proposal submissions, organising meetings, structuring and writing proposal content, co-ordinating relevant activities, document management and responding to a range of queries. 

We are looking for someone who is IT literate with experience of using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will have a willingness to help others, have good communication skills, and be keen to benefit from this apprenticeship scheme and from the experience of working within the Business Development Team.

With the support of our apprenticeship provider, this role includes the opportunity to study for the Bid & Proposal Apprenticeship Standard at Level 3 through monthly tutorials and practical application.

To be successful in this role you will:

- have a willingness to start a Bid & Proposal Apprentice Level 3 

- have experience of working collaboratively and can demonstrate the ability to build relationships

- have excellent communication skills

- have the ability to follow processes and procedures 

- enjoy working as part of a team

- be IT literate, with intermediate level knowledge in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Entry requirements for apprenticeship:

- English and Maths GCSE grades 4-9 or Level 2 qualification (or equivalent)

- You must not have a qualification in the same subject area at the same or a higher level.

Our Business Development team is forward thinking, inclusive and collaborative, so we’re looking for someone who is keen to learn and will bring a genuine passion to the role. If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Closing date: Monday 30th January.


Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams on the 3rd and 4th February.


Application process: Please apply via our website, where you can download the job description and apply. Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV.


Please note, we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies early.

About the organisation

Education Development Trust is an education charity that exists to transform lives by improving education around the world. We work collaboratively with national and local governments, schools and other partners to design and deliver sustainable solutions to improve education.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.