Get Involved

Make a donation, raise funds or become a partner or supporter of Switchback!


Become a Switchback Mentor

Join our team of expert practitioners supporting young Londoners to make real, lasting change after prison.


Leave a legacy in your will

Switchback offers the Trainees we work with the support they need for as long as they need it. That means they can come back to us when things get tough, wobbly, or they just need a chat with a friendly face. Our open-ended, unconditional support is what makes Switchback different – and by leaving a gift in your will, you can help us continue to make that support available for as long as it’s needed.

Leaving a gift in your will is a personal decision, but one which gives you control after you have gone. Getting the right advice is important, and a good place to start is with the Government’s guide to leaving a legacy gift.

If you do choose to support Switchback in this way, then we promise to use it in the best possible way to help more young adult offenders live life completely differently.

If you let us know about your decision, we can keep you updated as often or as little as you like as to how we are supporting Trainees. You can change your mind about your gift at any time.

If you’re interested in discussing leaving a gift to Switchback in your will, then please call us on 020 7650 8989 or drop us an email at We look forward to hearing from you!

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Raise Funds

Whether it’s running a marathon, hiking over a mountain, avoiding chocolate for a year, or keeping quiet for a whole day… there are loads of ways to raise funds for Switchback while doing something challenging but fun!

If you’re stuck for ideas have a look at this external list or drop the Switchback Team a line to have a chat and find out how we can support you to get a sponsorship message out there.

Call us on 020 7650 8989 or drop us an email at

Partner with Switchback

There are lots of ways that Switchback works with businesses, restaurants and corporate partners. These can include:

  • Hosting a Trainee for work experience or becoming a Real Work Training Partner
  • Hosting a tour of your workplace or other learning experience
  • Adding an optional ‘£1 on the bill’ table donation for your customers
  • Employing a Switchback Trainee who is ready for work
  • Grants or donations to support our work

We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch to discuss working together by calling 020 7650 8989 or emailing

Job Vacancies

Director of Finance and Operations

c.£55,000 depending on experience (or pro rata if part-time)
Permanent, full time or part-time considered

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge with the chance to make a real social impact? Switchback is a multi-award-winning small charity supporting young prison leavers to live life differently. We’re growing fast, and this role is a unique opportunity to facilitate a step-change in our development, ensuring our sustainability and operational excellence as we move into a new strategic planning period in 2022.

Managing a small team, you’ll have responsibility for a range of essential business functions central to Switchback’s success as a charity: financial and business planning, HR processes, infrastructure (including IT), governance, risk management and compliance. Crucially, you will oversee and develop our systems and processes in a way that protects Switchback’s agile and human working culture.

This is a key role in the leadership team of a dynamic, entrepreneurial charity making a real difference in young people’s lives. The right candidate will have great strategic judgement, proven financial and business acumen, and an excellent understanding of good governance. You will be driven to find efficiencies, achieve great value for money, and use smart processes to enable others to do their best work.

We will consider both full-time and part-time applications and are open to flexible working arrangements.

Deadline: 10am on Monday 31st January 2022

First interviews: Week of 7th February 2022

How to apply: Please read the full Job Description here. To apply, email the following to with the subject DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS:
1. Your CV
2. Cover letter (max 700 words) including your answer to: Why do you feel this role is right for you at this time?
3. A completed equalities monitoring form available here (this will be treated anonymously and separated from your application).
If you would like to arrange an informal chat about the role with Alice Dawnay, CEO, please email

Switchback Mentor

Starting Salary: £28,000 – £31,000
Full time, 35 hours a week

Being a Switchback Mentor is a unique opportunity to build transformative relationships with young men leaving prison in London, supporting Switchback Trainees to find a way out of the justice system and build a stable, rewarding life.

We are currently looking for two new Switchback Mentors. Click on the button below to find out more.

Application deadline:    10am, Monday 21st February 2022
Interviews:                       w/c 28th February 2022

We have no other current job vacancies. However, we’re always on the lookout for great people who want to work at Switchback. If you are interested in working with us please email


We don’t use volunteers for our work with Switchback Trainees, which is delivered by full time Switchback Mentors. However, we do love to hear from people interested in volunteering their time to support with office admin, fundraising, events, communications or other specialist support. Email to express an interest!