Policy Volunteer

Location: EC3V, London Hybrid
Closing Date: 3rd Oct 2022
Hate Crime Triage Officer and Independent Victim Advocate

Employment Type: Volunteer

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

Galop, the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, is seeking an enthusiastic, proactive and committed individual to join our policy and research team for this new role. The team is focused on improving the lives of LGBT+ people in the UK at a legislative and policy level. We work across major LGBT+ policy areas – so-called “conversion therapy”, hate crime and the provision of specialist ‘by and for’ LGBT+ services needed across the UK. You will be working directly with our Head of Policy and Research to make change for our community within local and national policy, guidance, and legislation.

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 changes, 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.

Galop’s offices are located in London.

2-3 days per week

6 months

Reports to
Head of Policy and Research

Closing Date
Applications should be submitted by October 3rd. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further prior to application, please contact Lou Withers Green at [email protected]  

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