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Research Manager

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 pushing for legislative change and improving statutory guidance and understanding of the needs of LGBT+ victims in the UK to be our new Research Manager.   

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 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.  

We are growing our programme of research and are looking for a Research Manager to lead this work. We are seeking to build our evidence base to inform national policy and the delivery of our services using both synthesised data from our services alongside key pieces of research.  

You will work with the Head of Policy, Research and Development to develop and implement an impactful and sustainable programme of research that centres the needs of survivors. This will include seeking and securing funding for future research.  

You will promote the analysis, dissemination and use of the data generated to ensure maximum impact. This will include contributing to briefings and consultation responses to ensure key policy and legislation meets the needs of LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence. 

 We’re looking for someone with a good understanding of social research and an ability to work well as part of a diverse team. You’ll need to have good resilience and self-care, and a strong understanding of the needs of LGBT+ victims and survivors. 

At Galop, we believe in anti-discrimination, and that includes the experiences of 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 EDI plan in place, currently focusing on equity and inclusion for trans staff and staff of colour. In line with this plan, we actively welcome applications from trans and non-binary people and people of colour, as well as those from other minoritised communities of faith, class, or disability. 



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 



Full Time (35 hours per week) 



Initial contract to 31/3/23, with the possibility of further extension 


Reports to: 

Head of Policy, Research, and Development 



Galop uses the NJC scales. This post is on NJC scale points 26-29 (£34,762 – £37,264 per year including London Weighting). 


Closing Date  

Applications should be submitted by 10:00am on 9th May 2022. Interviews will be held on 13th May 2022.  



If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further prior to application, please contact our Head of Policy, Research and Development at lou@galop.org.uk  


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


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