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 Head of Policy, Research, and Development.
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 two national support helplines: one for LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, and the other for 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-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 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.
This is a pivotal moment in Galop’s journey. We have grown quickly over the last five years and your work will help to protect and support even more of our community.
This role builds on the work we have been doing for decades to improve the systemic response to LGBT+ victims of abuse. Working closely alongside our Head of Policy, Research, and Development, you will lead and manage our outreach, engagement, training, and development work at national and local levels, ensuring a strategic approach to all activity that furthers Galop’s overall aims and mission. Your work will enable more LGBT+ people in the UK to seek support for abuse and violence, and pave the way to a safer future for our community.
Your role will report to the Head of Policy, Research, and Development. You will lead and manage our training and development work with LGBT+ communities, support services, and institutions, ensuring that this goes in tandem with our policy and national work to build a better future for LGBT+ people in the UK. You will line manage a team of Officers, overseeing their outreach and education work, resource production, and our training programme. You will work with the Head of Policy, Research, and Development to develop and maintain our engagement with LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence.
If you have a passion for making change for our community and feel excited by this role, we want to hear from you.
We recognise that your experience may be from unpaid roles as well as formal employment. We want to know why you’re the right person for this role, not whether you’ve been given the right opportunities.
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 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 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 following the end of the current pandemic. The team is working remotely while the pandemic continues.
Full Time (35 hours per week)
Parental leave cover (October/November 2021 – Summer 2022)
Galop uses the NJC scales. This post is on NJC scale points 26-29 (£34,165 – £36,624 per year including London Weighting).
Applications should be submitted by 10:00am on September 10th 2021.
First-round interviews will be held on in the week commencing September 20th 2021.
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