Scotty’s Little Soldiers – Bid Writer (Maternity Cover)

Full Time. Fixed 12-month contract, £27-£29k per annum

Scotty’s Little Soldiers are a £1.5m UK national charity which provides specialist support for bereaved military children and young people (aged 0-25). We supported 591 young people in 2022, we have a long-term goal to be supporting over 1,000 children and young people by 2030 and will need to grow our income streams to around £3m to achieve this.

We are looking to recruit maternity cover for a Bid Writer role. This role will allow you to make a difference by sourcing funding for vital work to support bereaved families. This is a full-time position for a fixed 12-month period starting in early 2023. Our Bid Writer will be tasked with securing fundraising income to support the charity’s goals.

The successful applicant will be accountable for:
• Fulfilling the Charity’s grants income budget for 2023.
• Bid management of both existing and new grant awards.
• Managing relationships with external grant providers.
Other responsibilities will include:
• Bid writing; from market research, to application through to final reporting
• Providing input to the strategic planning of the Grants and Trusts income stream
• Creating a pipeline of grants fundraising opportunities and providing regular forecasting
• Creating project budgets to maximise funding opportunities and business development for the charity

Useful skills:
• Strong IT skills are essential, including online application forms, Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to present concise proposals to funders.
• Strong numeracy and creative writing skills, with an understanding of project budgeting

The position is remote but with the expectation that the successful candidate spends a few days per month at our office in King’s Lynn, Norfolk

To apply for this role, please note that we will require the following:
• A completed Scotty’s Little Soldiers application form – this can be downloaded from our website
• A covering letter detailing why you think you’re a good fit for this role
• An up-to-date CV

Either apply through our careers site, or directly to

We’re shaping a culture at Scotty’s where amazing people can do their best work. We have identified 4 key attributes that we’re looking for in new team members:


We have an entrepreneurial spirit at Scotty’s. We are determined to improve the lives of the children and young people we support and move quickly to make this happen. We’re looking for people who share this mindset. We like thinkers, but we love doers!

Team Player

We do things differently at Scotty’s; we don’t have line managers; we are all accountable to each other. This means that whoever takes on this role will need to recognise the power of collaboration, be comfortable managing their own time and understand the part they play in making the team great.


As a small but growing team, we need team members that really care about the impact of the work they do. We’re looking for you to demonstrate your passion and rigour throughout the recruitment process and beyond.


Our vision is to build a team stronger than the sum of its parts. Acknowledging our weaknesses and learning from our mistakes helps us to grow. If you love the idea of developing your skillset within a supportive environment, then Scotty’s could be for you.

Our complete Culture Code deck can be found on our website

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