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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

Join the team!

Do you want to join a pioneering small charity supporting young Londoners to find their way out of the justice system and build stable, rewarding lives? You’d be joining an award-winning organisation with sector-leading impact: while around half of those leaving prison every year back inside within 12 months – just 9% of Switchback Trainees reoffend. At the same time, we draw on the powerful insights of Switchback Trainees, and Switchback’s rich evidence base, to challenge social and racial injustice across the system.

You’d be joining Switchback’s friendly and fast-growing team next to Spitalfields Market in the heart of East London, next to the café where many Switchback Trainees work after prison. We offer flexible working, excellent benefits and training, and we have fun too. Above all, we’re a values-led organisation; make sure they resonate with you. We’re also determined that our team is representative of our Trainees, so we’d love to hear from people from black or Asian backgrounds or lived experience of the justice system. All appointments made on merit. This is an exciting time for Switchback as we’re aiming to reach even more young Londoners while doing more to tackle social and racial injustice in the UK. Join us!

Some of the employee benefits at Switchback

28 days holiday

Rising to 33 days with service, plus bank holidays.

Holiday buy-back scheme

After 2 years’ service (10 extra days).

£300 annual training budget

For all (separate bespoke package for Switchback Mentors – see below)

Cycle to Work scheme


5% Employer pension contribution

If matched by minimum 3% contribution by employee via salary sacrifice (equivalent to 4% with tax benefits so a total of 9% of salary paid into pension fund).

35hr working week

With flexible working (role dependent).

£100 contribution towards furniture

For working from home

Free eye test

Voucher Scheme for free eye test with Specsavers.

Additional employee benefits for Switchback Mentors

Clinical supervision

Monthly 1:1 external clinical supervision

Reflective practice sessions

Monthly psychologically-informed reflective practice sessions with the world-renowned Tavistock Institute.

£200 training budget

A £200 training budget to spend on external training in different psychological methods of practice.

Current vacancies

Switchback Mentors

Being a Switchback Mentor is a unique opportunity to build transformative relationships with young men leaving prison in London.

We currently have no Mentor 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 join the mailing list below and you will be first to hear when we are next recruiting.