Grant Thornton UK LLP

Strategic Pursuits Executive, Open to flexible working

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
10 Feb 2021
Closes
10 Mar 2021
Ref
R1024765
Contract Type
Permanent

We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

This role will support the Senior Managers within the Strategic Pursuits Team in maintaining and developing the infrastructure available to the firm for winning new work. Job Description:

Let’s talk about the job

If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will make a difference to our people, you’ll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this Strategic Pursuits Executive role.

Making quality second nature.  This means doing what’s right even when no one’s looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high standards we have for the work that we do. Your work will help ensure our people are using best practice content when developing proposals which explain the value we can add for our clients

Own your own work.  You’ll maintain and update key compliance information, working with the Insights and Knowledge teams as well as other stakeholders such as IS, Legal and Finance to ensure the wider firm has access to the most up to date corporate information it needs. You’ll maintain the team manual and collate and manage data needed for regular and ad hoc reporting. You’ll also provide occasional ad hoc project management support on bids and team admin.

Be a part of a team. You’ll support the Senior Managers within the Strategic Pursuits Team on projects aimed at providing resources for the wider firm to use when working on bids (eg proposal templates, how to guides)

Take responsibility. You will maintain and update “Pursuits Hub”, the SharePoint based resource for all things bid related. You will help develop and deliver training to the wider firm (eg through project managing workshops or online training sessions and helping with the smooth running of virtual breakout sessions).

Build your brand. Given the importance of this role, there will be exciting opportunities for the right person to grow their firmwide network, expand their knowledge and develop their skillset. This is a unique opportunity to develop your profile across the firm and work with client facing teams.

The minimum criteria

  • You’ll have experience of project management

Skills to set you apart

Here are a few more skills we are looking for. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box. It’s important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.

  • You’ll have worked in a professional office environment
  • You’ll have managed multiple project/assignments with demanding and/or conflicting timelines
  • You’ll have working knowledge of SharePoint or similar platforms, MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.

Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right.

Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

Bring your whole self

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO

There’s more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

For further information and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.