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HR Lead

 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 HR Lead.

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-centered, 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 on 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.

This is a brand new role developing and leading Galop’s HR function as we continue to grow. This is a pivotal moment in Galop’s journey. We have grown quickly over the last five years, with a staff team that has grown from 5 to 60 in the course of seven years. Further growth is anticipated.  You will help ensure that we run efficiently, effectively, and compliantly, enabling us to protect and support even more LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.

As HR Lead, you will report directly to the CEO and will have access to administrative support from our Administrators. You will have strong understanding of employment law and best practice around people and culture. The ideal candidate should also have a good understanding of the LGBT+ community. You will provide advice to the whole staff team, as well as coaching to line managers, and hold the training and development budget for the organisation. You will evaluate our existing external support, policies, and processes as well as leading on delivering our People Plan (2022-2025). Galop already has an external indemnifying HR advice supplier, EAP, online HR system, and the People Plan work has been developed with an experienced external consultant.

Due to the nature of the role, it is anticipated that this role will work mostly from the Galop building in central London, but can support one day a week working from home.

At Galop, we believe that life should be safe, just and fair for all LGBT+ people, and that includes our staff in the workplace. We believe in equity and understand the importance of inclusion for staff with a wide range of lived experience. No matter your age, race, faith, orientation, gender identity, disability, or class, we want you to feel welcome here. To that end Galop has a multi-year Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion plan in place, currently focusing on equity and inclusion for trans and BAMER members of staff. We are committed to listening and learning, and to constant improvement. We believe it is our job to make sure that all our staff, particularly those from minoritised backgrounds, feel welcome, safe, and able to thrive at Galop.


Galop’s offices are located in London. This role will be based in the office but some home working is possible.


Full time (35 hours per week)



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Galop uses the NJC scales. This post is on NJC scale points 30-36 (£38,152 – £44,356 per year including London Weighting).


Closing Date

Applications should be submitted by 10:00am on November 9th.

First round interviews will be held on November 16th.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further prior to application, please contact our CEO, Leni Morris – leni@galop.org.uk

Download an application pack to apply

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