Do you want to make life better for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse?
Galop, the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, is seeking someone passionate about improving life for the LGBT+ community in the UK to be our new Comms Manager.
Founded in 1982, Galop has been championing the needs and safety of the LGBT+ community for 40 years. Galop works directly with thousands of LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence every year. We specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and so-called conversion therapies. We are a service run by LGBT+ people, for LGBT+ people, and the needs of our community are at the centre of what we do.
We run three national support helplines: for LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, survivors of so-called “conversion therapy”, and LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime. We provide advocacy services, both in London and nationally, for LGBT+ victims who need longer-term support. We are person-centred, empowerment-based, and trauma-informed – meaning our focus is always on helping our clients decide what is best for them and then supporting them through their journey.
We use what we learn through working on the frontlines with clients to work for national and local policy change to improve outcomes for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence. We build evidence through key pieces of research, like our recent series of reports into LGBT+ experiences of sexual violence. We push for legislative change, improved statutory guidance for victims, and a better understanding of the needs of LGBT+ people around the country.
About the Comms Manager
This role is part of a new team which was created in 2021, and reports to our Head of Fundraising and Comms. You will work with our leadership team to deliver an annual communications plan for the organisation, ensuring an effective and consistent voice in both our proactive and reactive comms work.
You’ll be our first point of contact with the press and media and lead on drafting statements, providing quotes, and arranging and briefing the CEO for any media appearances. Galop has many opportunities, and you will help us grow into a strong platform for LGBT+ victims of abuse in the UK.
You will have responsibility and oversight of our social media channels and website content, working closely with our frontline, fundraising, and policy teams to build a strong and consistent narrative around our work, the needs of our community, and our services. You’ll work with the Head of Fundraising and Comms to create and deliver supporter comms, as well as working with the CEO to drive internal comms as Galop grows.
This is a pivotal moment in Galop’s journey. We have grown quickly over the last six years and you will help shape the future of our work. You’ll help us reach more of our community. You’ll be helping to amplify the voices of LGBT+ survivors of abuse. Due to the nature of the role, in cases of emergencies or urgent external situations, weekend or evening work will occasionally be required.
Galop’s offices are located in London. Hybrid working is available.
Full Time (35 hours per week)
Galop uses the NJC scales. This post is on NJC scale points 26-29 (£34,762.89 – £37,264.92 per year including London Weighting).
Head of Fundraising and Comms
Applications should be submitted by 10:00am on August 10th 2022.
First round interviews will be held on week beginning August 22nd 2022.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further prior to application, please contact our Head of Fundraising and Comms, Boom Macleod at firstname.lastname@example.org
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