Interim CEO

Location: Hybrid, London EC3V
Closing Date: 8th Apr 2024
Hate Crime Triage Officer and Independent Victim Advocate

Employment Type: Employed

About Galop:

Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, working with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence.

Galop works directly with thousands of LGBT+ people who have experienced Gender Based Violence every year. Specialising in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, so-called conversion therapies, and other forms of interpersonal abuse. Galop uses what is learnt 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.

Galop is a service run by LGBT+ people, for LGBT+ people, and the needs of the community are at the centre of what they do.

About the Interim Chief Executive role:

As Interim CEO, you will be joining with a clear mandate to develop and deliver a short-term strategic plan, stepping into the challenge to cover the immediate needs of Galop.

Some of the key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Working with the Board of Trustees to ensure that Galop continues to work towards achieving its vision, aims and objectives, while also meeting regulatory and good governance requirements and adhering to its values and code of conduct.
  • Playing a transformational leadership role in the development of an organisation with the culture, values, people, strategy, systems and processes needed to succeed both now and in the future.
  • Providing strategic vision and leadership to the staff, maintaining staff morale and ensuring an organisational culture which is inclusive, anti-discriminatory and which attracts, motivates and develops a diverse and competent staff.
  • Leading the organisation in embedding the organisation’s Anti-Racism and Diversity & Inclusion Strategy over the next 12 months.
  • Understanding the current climate around LGBT+ rights in the UK and being confident taking the lead in national conversations around LGBT+ abuse and violence.
  • Ensuring that LGBT+ survivor engagement is at the centre of Galop’s work, ensuring that survivor voice is integral to of all aspects of Galop’s development.
  • Being responsible to the Board for the financial health, probity and viability of Galop, ensuring income from diverse sources is developed and secured, and maintaining reserves in consultation with the Board.
  • Identifying opportunities to secure income and develop tenders and proposals, and promoting and negotiating agreements to ensure appropriate financial resources are in place to enable the organisation to achieve its objectives and meet fundraising targets in consultation with the Board.
  • To protect and develop the Galop brand, further building the national profile of the Charity as a values-led organisation delivering high-quality services and expertise in the needs of LGBT+ survivors.
  • To contribute to donor and partner relationships at the highest level, working with relevant teams to identify and where appropriate lead on approaches to high value potential supporters and funders.


Circa £80k

Location & Hours

Hybrid working model with a minimum two days a week at the Galop office (City of London). Operate on a 35-hour working week, with flexible working arrangements such as compressed hours being considered.

How to Apply:

This post is only available to applicants from the LGBTQ+ community as permitted under the Equality Act 2010 as a Genuine Occupational Requirement.

Charity People Ltd is acting as a recruitment agency advisor to Galop on this appointment. If you believe your values align with those of Galop and you are keen on joining the organisation as they strive to deliver the mission on an increasingly national scale, then we would love to hear from you.

To receive the full recruitment pack, which has the details about this role and how to apply, please send your CV to: [email protected]


Q&A Webinar hosted by Galop, where they will share further insights and answer any additional questions you may have. Please register your interest in attending this webinar with your consultant and we will send you a link: on Tuesday 26th March, 6pm

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 8th April 2024

First round interviews: w/c 15th April 2024

Final interviews: w/c 22nd April 2024

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so we can help make the application process work for you.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities with which we work.

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