Switchback is an award-winning charity helping young Londoners to find a way out of the justice system and make real-lasting change in their lives. We provide intensive one-to-one support either side of the prison gate alongside real-work training after release, supporting 18-30 year-old men (Trainees) to build a stable life they can be proud of. Established in 2008 in the heart of East London, we provide one thing for our Trainees: a consistent, transformative relationship lasting as long as it takes. And it works: Switchback Trainees are five times less likely to reoffend than other offenders (9% vs 49%).
With over 11 years’ experience of successfully supporting young men through the justice system, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. In 2019, Switchback were the proud winners of the Longford Prize and shortlisted for Charity of the Year (under £1m) by the Charity Times Awards. Our Strategic Plan 2019-2021 outlines a solid route-map not only to support more young men than ever before, but also to inspire change across the justice system.
We are a close-knit team of thirteen based in a bright, colourful office near Spitalfields Market – just opposite the café where half of our Trainees work after they are released from prison.
What we are looking for
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!
What we can offer you
We offer 25 days annual leave plus additional bank holidays, plus a pension contribution of 5%. We have a flexible working policy, childcare vouchers and all employees have the opportunity to take part in training to develop their skills.
Closing date: 10am, Monday 17th February 2020
Interviews: W/c Monday 24th February 2020
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