Bid Manager

The role

You will be part of a successful business development team, supporting and collaborating in finding and responding to prospects and bidding opportunities.

A key part of the role is collaborating with technical teams to bring together successful bids, providing bid leadership, and promoting best bidding practice. The role focuses on managing the preparation, development and delivery of winning bid responses that meet client requirements.

The role will provide you with the opportunity to learn and develop an understanding of the impacts of climate change on society and be part of a leading advisory team.

Required experience and skills

  • Collaboration: Promote collaborative working practices to ensure bids are delivered on time and stress free.
  • Seeking for improvements: Support the ongoing development and improvement of our work winning processes and tools.
  • Communication: Be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, at every level of the company. Demonstrate confidence in dealing with a range of internal and external people at various levels.
  • Leadership: Be able to manage and motivate the bid team to achieve milestones within the time-scales. Maintain confident control of all bid content and be prepared to challenge and manage the team. Promote a culture of sharing knowledge, insights and learning.
  • Organisation: Flexibility to cope with several activities simultaneously to specific deadlines, strong time management/prioritisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Quality Management: Production of high-quality outputs for external audiences ensuring document accuracy and visual appeal, including editing and proof-reading skills.
  • Digital Skills: be proficient Microsoft Office programmes, screening for data through web searches and familiar with using various online bid submission portals.


Oxford - we are based in a fantastic city centre location, but we also offer the flexibility to work from home.

Working for Aether

Aether is committed to bringing the best technical knowledge and data management to deliver high quality services and enable our customers to make good decisions. We have a strong company ethos, and have built long-term relationships with our clients and a strong forward pipeline of projects. 

We have a flexible work model with staff located across the UK, with hubs in Oxford, Bristol and Edinburgh. Our flexible model aims to support a work/life blend that meets the career aspirations of our staff and the needs of our clients. 

Aether is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion at every level of the business, and is a Disability Confident Employer.

As members of the scheme, Aether will ensure that any applicant who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is eligible to request that their application be considered for a guaranteed interview for any role, providing the applicant meets the essential role criteria set out in the job description.

Please contact for further information and to discuss reasonable adjustments needed regarding your application.


We offer competitive salaries based on the skills, experience, capabilities and role of each of our employees. 

Guided salary for this role will be from £30,000 to £45,000.


  • Positive company culture and ethos that focus on happy, motivated, and valued employees.
  • Flexible working approach and hybrid working option.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay, and workspace nursery scheme.
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free counselling.
  • Regular Team building events and organised volunteering days.
  • Company performance related bonus scheme.


To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to, clearly stating “Bid Manager” in the email subject.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK



Don't just take our word for it...

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional.”

Clare Bayley, Defra

“Chris was excellent to work with and always very pro active in making suggestions, taking work forward and applying his considerable technical knowledge in effective ways.”

Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional. Where there were problems, they provided solutions. The team were working to very short time scales but were able to deliver a high quality piece of work within the specified time frame.”

Sefton Council - for the Merseyside Atmospheric Emissions Inventory

“It has been a pleasure to work with Chris Dore and Richard Claxton from Aether: they did their job in a very professional and timely manner. The workshop was organized and carried out in a cooperative spirit; the information provided to the workshop participants was complete and clear.”

Alina Novikova, UN/ECE Secretariat

“Aether was a great asset in involving/engaging with Member States experts on highly technical subjects regarding GHG reporting. Very clear communication of issues and results.”

Andreas Pilzecker, DG CLIMA

“The team at Aether works very professionally and communicates very well which makes working with them a pleasure. Outputs are delivered on time to high quality. The team brings the rigour of technical knowledge and expertise and finds innovative ways of communicating complex messages. I would be happy to recommend the Aether team to organisations working on analysing and presenting emissions information in the public domain.”

Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“It is always an absolute pleasure working with Aether. I always know what is expected of me. Their work ethic is of a very high standard and projects are always handled in a very professional manner. I have learnt many skills in terms of project management, quality control and workshop training styles from Aether and I hope to carry these principles forward in my own work. I look forward to collaborating with Aether more in the future.”

Luanne Stevens, Gondwana

“Professional team and very collaborative communication. Effective result in terms of suggestions for improvement in the quality of the inventory and proposals on how to streamline specific topics.”

Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

“We have been collaborating with Aether for several years, and our projects have greatly benefited from it. Aether staff are very knowledgeable, professional and flexible - and last but not least, very friendly and a pleasure to work with.”

Umhverfisstofnun, Environment Agency of Iceland

“The professional service provided by your company was of very high quality and completed within agreed timelines.”

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

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