Last week we welcomed Abigail Whitehouse to team Switch as our new Alumni Project Manager. Abigail is joining our Secondary Team and will be working on our growing alumni and post-18 programmes. Abigail is one of four new members of staff we welcomed this month, so look out for their introductions. Find out more about Abi below.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I am originally from Cheshire, but I have been living down in London for nearly 3 years now. My background is in languages – I studied Spanish, French and Portuguese at university.
Where did you work before The Switch?
My most recent work was as a project manager for a translation company. Before that previously worked for as a Team Mentor for an educational not-for-profit organisation and as a Campaigns Coordinator at my university’s raising and giving society.
What are you looking forward to working at The Switch?
I am looking forward to hearing from young people and identifying the areas in which an alumni network would really benefit them. I am looking to make some exciting developments and events that I hope will make a tangible impact to young peoples’ lives.
In my free time I love to travel (when Covid permits!), salsa dancing and Zumba.
What is one thing you have learnt over this very strange time?
That we are more resilient than we give ourselves credit for. I think a lot of people have surprised themselves at how they have coped and adapted to change in this crisis.
Posted March 10, 2023
This month we welcomed Asad Jamil to team Switch as our new Alumni Project Coordinator in our Secondary Team. Asad joins at a crucial time for our Alumni project as we recently launched our Alumni Portal. Asad joins us as part of the Jack Petchey Internship Programme with 30 other interns from different youth organisations […]
Posted November 28, 2022
Here at The Switch we love reading the letters between our Writing Partners. This month we featured a wonderful letter one of our volunteers received from their partner at St Mary and St Michael Catholic Primary School in our newsletter, Heads Up. The pupil’s letter also included a chapter of the pupil’s story about a […]
Posted October 19, 2022
This month we welcomed Claire Latham to team Switch as our new Administrator in our Primary Team. Find out more about Claire below. Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m returning to work after a career break spent looking after my little boy who is nearly 4 but most of my career has been spent […]