Who we are
Founded in 1982, 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 works directly with LGBT+ victims and survivors and is also 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 is seeking new members of its Board of Trustees at an exciting point in the organisation’s history. Following a period of growth, Galop is about to enter a new strategic phase, and the new Board members will have the opportunity to be involved in this new cycle from the beginning. Need and demand for Galop’s services continues to grow, and we look forward to working together to serve the LGBT+ community.
Main Trustee Duties
- Determining the overall direction and development of Galop through the formulation and regular review of its strategic aims and plans
- Ensuring effective and efficient governance of Galop and its resources within the legal and financial requirements of a UK charitable organisation
- Ensuring that the policies and practices of Galop are in keeping with its aims, mission, vision, and values
- Dedicating the time required to be an effective trustee, including preparing for meetings and contributing to debate at meetings
- Providing constructive challenge to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team
- Appointments are for an initial term of three years, renewable for up to two further terms of three years.
Key Skills and Experience Sought
We are particularly seeking people with one or more of the following skills and experience:
- Media and comms
- Lived or learned experience of the criminal justice system/sector
- Knowledge and understanding of the political environment in the UK
All Trustees will require
- An in-depth knowledge and understanding of LGBT+ issues and communities
- A commitment to Galop, its vision, mission, and values
- Good independent judgement
- Commitment to work effectively as a member of a team
- Consensus building skills
- Tact and diplomacy
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
All applicants must have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of LGBT+ issues and communities. The Board actively welcomes applications from applicants identifying as BAMER and Trans.
To apply for this position, please forward a short statement demonstrating your motivation for this role and how your skills and experience meet our requirements, together with a comprehensive CV, to Leni Morris at [email protected].