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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!

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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 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.

Job Vacancies

Communications and Campaigns Manager

Deadline: 10am on Monday 7th December 2020 

In the middle of a pandemic, the need to transform the outlook for young prison-leavers has never been more pressing.  

This new role of Communications and Campaigns Manager at Switchback is your chance to join a small, award-winning team making a big difference through our work with young prison-leavers in London.  

You will take the lead on managing Switchback’s communications, producing high quality content and taking our social media, digital and campaigns activity to the next level. You will work collaboratively with prison-leavers and colleagues at every level to develop and deliver a range of communications, media and campaigns activities to serve the charity’s strategic objectives. 

We are looking for someone with the skill, initiative and creativity to improve the quality and impact of Switchback’s communications and drive forward our use of campaigns. You will be a strong writer and authentic communicator, comfortable with complexity, and excited for the opportunity to take all the brilliant work happening at Switchback and run with it. 

Switchback is determined to ensure that our team is representative of the young men we support, so we especially encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and people with lived experience of the justice system or poverty. 

At Switchback we have big ambitions expand our reach and to use our evidence to secure wider change across the criminal justice system. To maximise our impact now and for the future we need quality, strategic communications to raise our profile and drive our case for change forward. This is an opportunity to play a key role in realising that ambition. Apply now! 

Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 7th December 2020 

Skills test (remotely): week of 14th December 2020 

Interviews: week of 4th January 2021 

HOW TO APPLY: Please download the Switchback Communications and Campaigns Manager Recruitment Pack 2020 (PDF) and read the full job description and person specification. To apply, email the below three items to jobs@switchback.org.uk by 10am on Monday 7th December, with the subject COMMUNICATIONS AND CAMPAIGNS MANAGER: 

  1. Your CV
  2. A cover letter of 600 words max explaining the following:
    – Why do you want to work for Switchback?
    – Why are you the right person for this role? In your answer you must clearly explain how you meet the person specification. 
  3. A completed equalities monitoring form available to download here (this will be treated anonymously and separated from your application entirely).
Download Recruitment Pack

We have no other 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 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!