Do you want to make life better for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse?
Galop, the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, is seeking a Senior Independent Sexual Violence Advocate to provide an effective and professional service to LGBT+ people facing violence and abuse.
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.
Galop is looking for an experienced practitioner to provide effective support to LGBT+ victims and survivors of sexual abuse and violence in the UK. You will work within the advocacy team to deliver advice, support, and advocacy to thousands of LGBT+ victims and survivors of interpersonal abuse and violence each year. You will act as a specialist lead within the advocacy team on sexual violence, including providing support, advice and expertise to your colleagues and externally.
You will have an in depth understanding of the spectrum of violence and abuse that LGBT+ people are subjected to, including the causes, impact and barriers to accessing services. You will use your expertise to represent Galop with key stakeholders, advocating for the needs of the community.
You will have expertise in delivering needs-led specialist support services. You will need to be solutions-focussed and enjoy working collaboratively across a diverse and committed team. You’ll need to have good resilience and self-care, and be prepared to work in an environment where abuse and violence are regularly talked about. You’ll need to understand the impact of trauma and how that affects our team.
Galop’s offices are located in London. This role will have the option of hybrid working.
Full Time (35 hours per week).
Advocates and caseworkers.
Head of Advocacy and Support.
Grade E £35,936.49 – £37,846.07 (including inner London weighting of £4009.14).
Applications should be submitted by 10:00am on 9th June 2023.
First round interviews will be held week beginning 19th June 2023.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further prior to application, please contact our Director of Services, Amy Roch via [email protected]