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Development Officer

Do you want to make life better for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse?

Galop is the LGBT+ anti-violence charity, providing advice, support and advocacy to LGBT+ people who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, and other forms of interpersonal abuse. We were founded in 1982, and have been championing the needs and safety of the LGBT+ community for nearly 40 years. Galop works directly with thousands of LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence. We specialise in 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 is at the centre of what we do.

We run three national support helplines: one for LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, and the other for 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 upcoming report into LGBT+ experiences of sexual violence. We push for legislative change, improved statutory guidance for victims, and better understanding of the needs of LGBT+ people around the country.

About you

Galop is recruiting a new Development Officer.  The post-holder will work with their colleagues within the PRD team to improve responses to LGBT+ people, particularly young people who have experienced all forms of abuse, and ensure that their voices are heard.

The post holder will be expected to have a thorough knowledge of the experiences of LGBT+ people, including those with intersectional identities and those facing multiple disadvantage.

We need someone who will bring professionalism, reflection and resilience to the role. The post holder will be proactive about their own learning, will be an excellent listener and communicator, will be able to build rapport with professionals and young people, and work in a calm and trauma-informed manner.

The post holder will engage with relevant organisations across England and Wales to promote Galop’s services and raise awareness about the needs of LGBT+ people experiencing abuse, including hate crime, domestic abuse, sexual violence and so-called corrective practices. They will ensure that LGBT+ young people’s voices and experiences influence the work of Galop’s projects through engagement, outreach, and resource development aimed at LGBT+ young people. Alongside colleagues in the Policy, Research and Development (PRD) team, they will help run training and information sessions to professionals across the UK on these topics.

We’re looking for someone with a deep understanding of  LGBT+ people’s needs, in particular those of young people. You’ll need to have good boundaries, resilience and self-care, and be prepared to work in an environment where abuse and violence are regularly talked about. You’ll also need to understand the impact of trauma and how that affects young people facing domestic  abuse.

There is an essential requirement under the Sexual Orientation Regulations 2003 that the post holder has experience of LGBT+ needs and the impact of discrimination. Candidates should demonstrate a thorough understanding of LGBT+ people’s lives, including awareness of the issues which LGBT+ survivors might face.

Location

Galop’s offices are located in London. This role will be based in the office following the end of the current pandemic. The team is working remotely while the pandemic continues.

Hours

Part time (21 hours per week) 

Contract

Until 30.08.2022 

Reports to

Training and Development Manager

Salary

Galop uses the NJC scales. This post is on NJC scale points 20 to 25
(£29,705 – £33,291 per year including London Weighting).

Closing Date

Applications should be submitted by 10:00 am on Monday 6th December 2021.
First-round interviews will be held on the week beginning 13th December 2021.

Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further prior to application, please contact our Training & Develop Manager (lisa@galop.org.uk). 

Please send completed applications and equal opportunities form by email only to recruitment@galop.org.uk

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