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Reference: 77144

Date Added: 23 January 2021
Closing Date: 10 February 2021

Job Title: Communications and Campaigns Manager

Working For: Switchback

Location: London

Salary: c.£35,000(depending on experience)

Length of Contract:

Job Details

Full-time, Permanent
London, E1

Switchback is an award-winning small charity with big ambitions to expand our reach and use our evidence to transform the justice system. Building on over a decade of impact supporting young-prison leavers in London, we want to ensure that everyone leaving prison has the chance to build a stable, rewarding life as part of society. As the communications lead in a small dynamic team, this new exciting role is your opportunity to work creatively across all aspects of communications to help us achieve that vision.

We’re looking for a brilliant communicator with a proven track record of working across a range of channels including social media and press. Working closely with the Director of Impact & External Affairs to develop Switchback’s communications and campaigns strategy, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day communications activity for the charity and creating great content and campaigns to support our aims. Crucially, you will be passionate about Switchback’s mission and ensuring the voice of the young men we support stays at the heart of all our work, working collaboratively with Switchback Trainees and colleagues at all levels to do so.

This varied role will include managing and growing Switchback’s social media channels, website and e-newsletter, while overseeing integrated campaigns to promote our policy messages, raise our profile and expand our audience. By bringing a solid understanding of campaigns, digital and media, as well as quality writing skills, you’ll create compelling content such as social posts, press releases, comment pieces and case studies. You will also plan and produce engaging digital content including videos and infographics, drawing on Switchback’s network of technical support where needed, while building relationships with journalists to place stories and grow our media profile.

This new role will be pivotal to Switchback's development in the coming months, enabling the charity to significantly raise its profile and transform its reach and impact.

For more information and how to apply: https://switchback.org.uk/get-involved/#jobs 

Closing Date: 10 February 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Deadline:  5pm
Interviews: Week commencing 15th February 2021
Start date: ASAP

Application Details

Please apply by uploading:

  1. Your CV
  2. Cover letter (max 600 words – see below for instructions)
  3. A completed equalities monitoring form available to download from our website (this will be treated anonymously and separated from your application entirely).

In your cover letter, please explain why you want to work for Switchback, and why you are the right person for this role, making clear reference to the person specification (found via switchback website)

Website: https://switchback.org.uk/

Additional Notes