London, Greater London
£55,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Chief Operating Officer


London, E1

Full-time, Permanent 

Flexible working considered

Switchback is an award-winning small charity enabling young Londoners to find a way out of the justice system and build stable, rewarding lives. We use our evidence to inspire change across the justice system and beyond. Our team of skilled, fulltime Switchback Mentors provide intensive one-to-one support for young men leaving prison alongside real-work training after release, supporting Switchback Trainees to make real, lasting change. Our approach works: Switchback Trainees are five times less likely to reoffend. 

Now, building on a decade of sector-leading impact, Switchback is making a transformational shift in our reach and scale. We aim to significantly expand the number of prison-leavers Switchback can support in London as well as our capacity to campaign for systemic change - all while closely guarding the integrity and quality of our programme. 

This new position of Chief Operating Officer will play a pivotal role in enabling that shift over the next two years. We are looking for someone with the drive and experience to facilitate a step-change in the sustainable growth of an innovative, high-impact charity. As COO you will be responsible for leading on Switchback’s financial and businesses planning, HR processes, and developing our infrastructure services to keep pace with our ambitions for growth. Through a solid foundation of business systems and processes you will ensure Switchback can grow our team, remain a fantastic place to work, and extend our reach through new campaigns, consultancy, training, partnerships and delivery activity. 

We are determined to ensure that Switchback’s team is more representative of the young men we support, so we are especially keen to hear from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds or with lived experience of the criminal justice system or poverty.

Your charge is to enable brilliant people to do what they are brilliant at doing - and help change lives in the process. We look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply

With the funding approved, we are keen to make an immediate start with the search. 

For an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment partner, Simon Lloyd, Director at NFP consulting 

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement.

Please also download and complete an anonymous Equalities Monitoring form which you can find in the Job Downloads section on NFP's website.

Closing date for applications is 10am, Monday 18th January.

There will be a two stage interview process with interviews being held in the weeks beginning 25th January 2021 and 1st February 2021.

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Posted on: 04 January 2021
Closed date: 18 January 2021
Job ref: NFP20080
Tags: Senior Management, Operations