Get Involved

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

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 hayley@switchback.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 team@switchback.org.uk.

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 team@switchback.org.uk.

Join Our Team

Fundraising Officer

Starting salary: £21,000 – £25,000 depending on experience
Hours: Full-time: 35 hours a week (we can offer flexibility on how these are worked)
Location: London (Spitalfields, E1)
Reporting to: Head of Fundraising
Application deadline: 10am on 17th February 2020
Interviews: the week of the 24th February 2020
Start date: Immediate start

We are looking for a bright, individual who loves working with precision and has energy and a great sense of humour, to join our busy and dedicated team.

The Fundraising Officer role will provide an opportunity for you to build on your already superb administration skills and develop your ability to build relationships and communicate confidently about Switchback to a wide range of audiences. The successful candidate will need to be a self-starter with amazing attention to detail and excellent communication skills who is also confident and flexible. You will be an experienced administrator who loves showing initiative, and who wants to develop within a small fundraising function as part of a growing, impactful organisation with big ambitions.

If you are someone looking to play a vital part in an impactful, values-led organisation doing meaningful work to help young men live completely different lives, we’d like to hear from you!

To apply

To apply please send a CV (2 page max) and a covering letter (1 page max) stating how you meet the person specification to jobs@switchback.org.uk. Please also complete the recruitment analysis form which will be separated from your application and treated as confidential.

Switchback is committed to diversity in all that it does and wants to receive applications from every part of the communities we serve, particularly from BAME people and those who have lived experience of the criminal justice system. All appointments are made on merit.

For more information, please see the Job Description and Person Specification. Please note that due to our limited resources, we are only able to respond to applicants selected for interview.

GEt The job description and Person Spec
GEt the recruitment analysis form

We have no other vacancies, but we’re always interested in hearing from great people that want to work with us – get in touch at jobs@switchback.org.uk.

Volunteering

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 interesting in volunteering their time to support with office admin, fundraising, events, communications or other specialist support. Email team@switchback.org.uk to express an interest!