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Reference: 84055

Date Added: 13 May 2022
Closing Date: 8 June 2022

Job Title: Chief Executive

Working For: Switchback

Location: London

Salary: £70,000-£80,000 per annum

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Switchback is a pioneering criminal justice charity looking for an outstanding leader to take it to the next level as our new Chief Executive. Fourteen years after its foundation, Switchback has developed enormously. It's now a £1 million a year, award-winning charity with a team of 20 brilliant people, consistently delivering sector-leading impact through its pioneering long-term work with young Londoners leaving prison. Crucially, the young men we support, Switchback Trainees, remain at the heart of everything we do.

Today we're stronger than ever and at an incredibly exciting point - not only reaching more young men but also starting to forge real change in policy and practice across the criminal justice system. We're confident in our approach and ambitious to achieve more, as detailed in our new 3-year plan 2022-25: A Platform For Change. This is an enviable opportunity for any incoming Chief Executive.

We’re looking for an outstanding leader who is strongly aligned with our values and has the vision, experience and sense of adventure needed to drive Switchback into a new era. The charity has matured into a dynamic and high-impact organisation that punches well above its weight, so we're looking for someone who can understand and build on those foundations, rather than reinvent the wheel. We want someone with a track record of leadership – although not necessarily as a Chief Executive, as this is less about past achievements and more about attitude and approach.

We’re looking for someone able to support a brilliant team to do their best work. Someone who's tenacious, empathetic and approachable. Someone who's flexible and hungry to create change for young people and across the system. You'll be passionate about our mission and inspired to help Switchback deliver our ambitious new 3-year plan to its fullest potential.

Most important, the right candidate will have an unwavering commitment to our Trainees and a passionate belief in the strength and potential of every individual. They'll also be comfortable with complexity – seeing the value in encouraging and challenging Trainees to take responsibility, while also confronting the systemic social and racial injustices which hold people back.

Closing Date: 8 June 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Applications will close at 10:00 on the closing date. Interviews will be held between 24th June and 7th July 2022

Application Details

Full details of how to apply are included in the job pack which can be found at https://switchback.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Switchback-CEO-Job-Pack-2022.pdf.

If you'd like an informal and strictly private conversation with a Trustee or the Founder and current Chief Executive, please email ceo@switchback.org.uk 

As a small team we regret we are unable to provide feedback to candidates that are not selected for interview stage.

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

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