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LGBT+ Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate (IDVA)

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

Galop, the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, is seeking an LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Advocate (IDVA) to join our thriving advocacy team.

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, so-called “conversion therapy”, and 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 on national and local policy changes, to improve outcomes for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence. We build evidence through key pieces of research, like our upcoming report on 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.

We are seeking an LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Advocate to join our thriving advocacy team. As an LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Advocate, you will provide high-quality advocacy and support to LGBT+ people experiencing harm and abuse, focusing on their needs, safety and recovery.

You will work directly with LGBT+ victims/survivors, offering them a space to talk and think through options, helping them plan what they want to do, and offering assistance in getting what they need from services. Your work will focus on needs specifically related to domestic abuse, including issues such as wellbeing, support with the criminal and civil justice process, safety and access to other services to enable survivors to cope and recover. You will be empathetic and thoughtful in your approach to understanding your clients’ needs while remaining boundaried and mindful of self-care.

Galop is centred on the needs of the people we work with and is founded on the values of safety, respect, non-judgment, professionalism, and anti-discriminatory practice, including our staff and volunteers. We believe in equity and understand the importance of inclusion for staff with a wide range of lived experiences. 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+ staff and staff of colour. 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. Hybrid working is available.


35 hours per week (full time)


Fixed-term until 31/3/24 with the possibility of extension dependent on funding

Reports to

Head of Domestic Abuse Services


Galop uses the NJC scales. This post is on NJC scale points 20 to 25 (£30,224.84 – £33,873.59 per year including London Weighting).


Closing Date

Applications should be submitted by 10:00am on Monday 25th July 2022.

Interviews will be held week beginning Thursday 4th August 2022.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further prior to application, please contact our Head of Domestic Abuse Services, Peter Kelley, at peter@galop.org.uk

General enquires regarding your application, recruitment@galop.org.uk

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


Download and application pack to apply