E1, London
£24,000 - £29,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about using communications to make a big difference? Would you relish the chance to work with young prison-leavers to create content for a small, impactful organisation rooted in East London? Then join Switchback as our Comms Officer & Content Creator and you could soon be accelerating our profile as a leading resettlement charity and driving change for prison-leavers across the justice system.

We’re looking for a creative self-starter with brilliant writing skills keen to get stuck into all aspect of comms at a dynamic charity delivering big impact in London. This is not your average comms role stuck in a head office – you will be closely connected to Switchback’s transformative frontline work with some of London’s most marginalised young people.

If you love social media and can create high quality written content for different audiences, we’d like to hear from you!  Please see the full job description in the PDF linked below.

About Switchback

Switchback is an award-winning charity helping young Londoners to find a way out of the justice system and build a stable, rewarding life they can be proud of. We provide intensive one-to-one support on both sides of the prison gate alongside real-work training after release, supporting 18-30 year-old men (Switchback Trainees) to make real, lasting change.

What you’ll get when you work for us:

At Switchback we offer a 35-hour week alongside 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays). After two years employment, your holiday will rise year on year to 30 days. In addition to this, you can also access a holiday buy-back scheme to purchase 10 additional days of holiday. We offer flexible working, childcare vouchers and a generous maternity/paternity leave package.

Switchback has an autoenrollment pension scheme and an employer contribution of 5%. In addition to on-the-job training, you will also have access to a training budget so you can grow in your role. Other perks include an employee referral bonus of £200.

Our offices are based a stones throw from the bustling area of Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, resulting in great choices for lunch as well as post-work drinks and shopping. We have great transport links with overhead and underground train station, Liverpool Street, 5 minutes walk away as well as London buses and other underground stations.

We really care about our team, which is why we have lunch together on Mondays, a number of fun team bonding days throughout the year and finish work at 4.00 on a Friday. Last but not least an impressive  selection of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits are always provided!

How to apply

Please make sure you read the full Job Description (pdf) linked below. To apply, click 'apply' on this page and upload your CV (2-page max) along with your 1 page (max) cover letter outlining why you are a good fit for this role with clear reference to the person specification in the Job Description.

Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.  

We also encourage you to complete the recruitment analysis form which will be separated from your application and treated as confidential, a link to this form can be found on the person specification.

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.

Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. We thank you for your application but regret we do not have the resources to give feedback on every application received.

**Please note: due to Coronavirus, interviews and starting date for this role may be subject to delay**

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Switchback Communications Officer and Content Creator Job Description (.pdf)
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Posted on: 10 March 2020
Closing date: 06 April 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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