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Email help@galop.org.uk

LGBT+ Sexual Violence Support Worker (London)

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

Galop, the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, is seeking a Sexual Violence Support Worker.

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, so-called conversion practices and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse and forced marriage. 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 national support helplines for LGBT+ victims and survivors of sexual violence, 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 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 an entry level role for someone who is empathetic and passionate about supporting people and has a good understanding of LGBT+ communities. The role comes with training and support to gain the knowledge and skill to support clients. There are also opportunities for progression within Galop.

You’ll need to have good resilience and self-care, and be prepared to work in an environment where abuse and violence are regularly talked about. You will be committed to empowering and supporting LGBT+ survivors of sexual violence, ensuring that they get the right support for them.

This role will involve supporting and empowering LGBT+ survivors of sexual violence to overcome the impacts of abuse and violence. It will focus on supporting people with standard and medium levels of risk or need. You will be working within Galop’s specialist advocate and support team, which works with survivors of all forms of violence and abuse with various needs and levels of risk.

You will work directly with LGBT+ survivors of sexual violence, providing a space to talk and offering support to help them recover from their experiences. Your work will focus on needs specifically related experiences of abuse or violence, including issues such as wellbeing, 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.

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. Hybrid working is available.


Full Time (35 hours per week)


12 months (extension possible subject to extended funding)

Reports to

Advocacy & Support Manager/Senior Advocate


This role is grade G on Galop’s pay bands (£22,792 to £26,181) per year, plus an additional £3,892.37 per year for London weighting paid to staff who work in our London Office.

Closing Date

Applications should be submitted by 10:00am on Friday 31st March 2023. 

Interviews will be held on Monday 10th April 2023. 


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further prior to application, please contact our Head of Advocacy at nick@galop.org.uk

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

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