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Freelance Researcher (Familial Abuse Project)

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 hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence. Galop also supports people who need help with the criminal justice system and is engaged on a strategic level to ensure issues affecting LGBT+ communities remain high on the agenda of commissioners, decision-makers and non-specialist service providers.

Galop has been championing the safety needs of LGBT+ communities for 35 years. Our aim is to prevent and respond to violence and abuse experienced by LGBT+ people in the following ways;

  • Providing advice, support and advocacy to LGBT+ people impacted by violence and abuse.
  • Improving the response of services through training, research, resource production and campaigning.
  • Working in partnership to increase the safety and well-being of LGBT+ people.


Overview of the Familial Abuse Research project

Galop intends to appoint a freelance researcher to undertake national research into LGBT+ people’s experiences of familial abuse. The researcher will report to Galop’s Policy, Research and Development and will oversee all aspects of the design and delivery of the project. We are seeking a freelance researcher to:

  • Project manage all aspects of Galop’s research focussing on LGBT+ people’s experiences of familial abuse
  • Develop a project plan and ensure that timeframes and deadlines are met
  • Ensure that all ethical implications of the research are highlighted and addressed
  • Contract and work with an external polling company to produce robust quantitative data for the project (this is subject to confirmation of research methods and objectives)
  • Review Galop’s service delivery data to identify themes and needs
  • Undertake qualitative interviews with service providers and key stakeholders
  • Undertake qualitative interviews with adult victim/survivors of familial abuse
  • Analysis of all quantitative and qualitative data
  • Write a research report and work with designers and the wider Galop team to design and publish the research


Appointment of Consultants

This appointment will take place through a private tender, issues to a selected number of individuals and organisations with relevant skills and experience.



Galop will award a contract of up to four and a half months to a maximum value of £13,500. This amount is inclusive of all time, expenses, relevant taxes, or other associated costs.



A firm timetable can be agreed with Galop following appointment. All work must be completed by 31/3/2022 at the latest, and the project can run for up to four and a half months prior to that date.


Application Process

Interested parties can contact Lou Withers Green to discuss this opportunity further via email at lou@galop.org.uk.

All expressions of interest must be received by 25/10/2021, and will be assessed as they are received so we encourage early application. Shortlisted tenders will be assessed as soon as possible after this date with an intention to appoint by 30/10/2021 at the latest. We reserve the right to withdraw this opportunity earlier if a suitable consultant is identified earlier and encourage tenders to be submitted as early as possible on that basis.