We are currently recruiting for a Fundraising Coordinator and a Head of Finance and Operations! Read on for more details…

Switchback is an equal opportunities employer and individuals with direct experience of the justice system and/or protected characteristics under the Equality Act (2010) are actively encouraged to apply.

Head of Finance and Operations

Are you one of those special people whose skills span finance, commercial management, process, people and compliance? Are you excited by the chance to help a small, dynamic charity build a more effective foundation beneath all areas of work?

We are seeking a Head of Finance and Operations to work throughout our small and growing organisation to ensure robust processes are in place, whilst adding value across the board.

Switchback is an award-winning charity enabling young men in the criminal justice system to achieve wholesale change in their lives. We provide intensive one-to-one support either side of the prison gate alongside real-work training after release, supporting young men to build a stable life they can be proud of.

We are committed to always fortifying our foundation. By modelling stability amid chaos, Switchback can then do what we say we’ll do; sticking around for the long-term as we grow. As a member of the Leadership Team, you will play a key role in delivering this plan working across all areas in the charity, you will lead on evolving our already robust financial management and embedding smarter internal processes including those that underpin our expanding network of partnerships.

You will be joining a small, passionate team based in Spitalfields, punching above our weight and keeping our Trainees at the heart of everything we do. The right candidate will be able to flip between digging down deep into the detail to high level imaginative problem solving that allows us to stay nimble in a challenging context. You will have varied experience of all aspects involved in running a small organisation and the knowhow to confidently lead in areas of finance, HR, contracts and policies.

To find out more, please download and read the Job Description and Person Specification here.

To apply please send the following to, ensuring your application includes the two documents outlined below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. A covering letter, which addresses the person specification (no longer than 2 sides of A4). Please also say where you heard about the role.
  2. Your CV (no longer than 2 sides of A4)

– Application deadline: 10am on Monday 23rd September 2019
– Interview Date: The week commencing 30th September 2019

Please, no contact from agencies or media sales.


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