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London, United Kingdom
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01 February 2024
Secretarial & Administration

Business Development Assistant (French)

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and directly advise the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

International Institutions and Donor Assurance (IIDA) works closely with global institutions such as UN agencies, the European Commission, Foundations and other Development Agencies, particularly those involved in international development. IIDA provides assurance services, including financial and systems audits, certifications, internal control assessments, technical assistance, and consultancy services to international institutions

We’ll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

The Global Business Development team within the IIDA department provides assistance to the IIDA and IFI offices in various ways in order to win new work and clients. This includes Identifying new opportunities for work, assisting in preparation and submission of bids, identifying new experts, collaborating with other BDO offices andproviding tools and guidance to assist in different aspects of business development. In this role you’ll:

  • Ensure all bids are submitted on time and meet all the submission requirements
  • Ensure proof of submission is kept and sent to the respective IIDA contract teams, as appropriate
  • Ensure all final bids submitted are saved on the network/SharePoint as appropriate
  • Ensure the tender control schedule is updated for all bids submitted and new opportunities
  • Assist in preparing bids – formatting CVs, merging documents and editing materials
  • Obtain approval of the respective Partner/Director for all finalised documents prior to submission
  • Liaise with print room and design room for all deliverables, as appropriate
  • Carry out the conflict of interest checks for new IIDA opportunities
  • Provide any other assistance required by bid teams and as directed by the GBDG team members


You’ll be someone with:

  • ·Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or commensurate relevant experience in business administration
  • Previous experience in an office environment
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to working flexibly in a team
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish (desirable)

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer every colleague the opportunity to work in ways that suit you, your teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for the companies we work with and satisfying experiences for our colleagues, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy.

Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.


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