Our people define us. At Torchlight our vision is to be the security and development partner of choice, delivering solutions that allow us to enhance the everyday lives of citizens in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

To enable us to deliver our vision, we invest in the development of our exceptional team, empowering them to make a difference, whilst creating an environment that allows them to thrive.

If you would like to be part of the Torchlight journey please email

Torchlight is currently recruiting for the following roles:

International Development Manager (International Development Sector)

Location: UK (hybrid role, though commutable to London or Swindon)
Salary: £45,000+
Other requirements: Current UK Government Security Clearance (or the ability to obtain it)

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience in the International Development sector to join our expanding team. The role involves identifying, bidding, managing, and growing a diverse portfolio of projects in the areas of serious and organised crime, transnational threats, counter terrorism, and intelligence, delivering value that exceeds the expectation of our clients.

The opportunities you will be identifying, developing proposals/bids for, and supporting delivery on, will span overseas short-term training tasks to large-scale capacity building projects in fragile and conflicted affected states and you will be comfortable identifying, winning, and managing these. You will be able to leverage a range of international development frameworks, with a particular focus on opportunities tendered through the International Directorate of the Home Office.

Key Responsibilities
    • Lead on opportunity identification, capture, pursuit, and proposal/bid development (including bid writing).
    • Monitor and track opportunities through client/sectoral portals and networks.
    • Lead bids including the design of technical approaches and methodologies (and to act as a Bid Manager).
    • Grow client accounts.
    • Support the technical delivery of programmes.
    • Deliver sustainable performance through effective pipeline management.
    • Lead review activities, including detecting and forecasting future trends to inform a detailed understanding of the market.
Skills & Knowledge
    • You must have an understanding of the International Development Sector and how this sector works.
    • An understanding of the tendering process and able to support the responses to client bidding documents (EOI, SQs, PQQs, ITTs).
    • An understanding of Home Office procurement cycles.
    • The ability to write compelling bids both individually, and with input from SMEs and other team members.
    • Relevant technical knowledge (including, working with two or more of the following: FCDO, Home Office, National Crime Agency, Ministry of Defence, USAID, or the UN).
    • Excellent networking skills, an able influencer and deal closer.
    • The ability to develop networks of local partners and subject matter experts to support and enhance technical proposals and project delivery.
We would love you to have…
    • A track record of winning business and/or developing and effective account management and an understanding of the end-to-end process of business development.
    • A strong customer-focused ethos.
    • SC or DV clearance, or the ability to obtain it (please note this requires at least 5 years’ UK residency as per current guidance).
We would love you to be…
    • Self-motivated, positive, and resilient.
    • Solutions-focused, with excellent communication skills.
    • A strong leader and relationship builder.
We ask for a lot, so hope we offer it in return
    • £45,000 - £55,000
    • Contributory pension scheme.
    • 25 days’ annual leave plus the 8 bank holidays.
    • Eyecare voucher and C2W schemes, Employee Assistance Programme, and wellbeing scheme.

Please send your CV to Please insert International Development Manager into the email subject.

Applications should be received no later than 28 January 2022.

Due to the requirements of this role, we will review applications as they are received. We reserve the right to end the application window early if we identify and confirm a candidate during this period.

TorchlightGroup (“Torchlight”) is an equal opportunities employer, and is committed to ensuring equality, diversity, and inclusion within its team and through its recruitment processes. We are committed to considering all applicants, regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, disability, nationality, marriage, or civil partnership, pregnancy, or maternity (as per the Equality Act 2010).