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.
About the Positions
As it enters a new, exciting stage of its development, Galop is looking for up to four new trustees to join the Board of Trustees.
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.
Appointments are for an initial term of three years, renewable for up to two further terms of three years.
Remuneration This is a voluntary role and there is no remuneration. Reasonable expenses incurred in the role will be reimbursed in line with the organisation’s expenses policy.
Location Generally, meetings are held at Galop’s offices in Holloway Road, London. Currently, these are being held remotely online.
Time Commitment There are currently 8 formal Board meetings per year. As the Board expands, this may change to a mix of quarterly Board meetings and more regular sub-committee meetings. Other time commitments will include ongoing liaison with the Chair of the Board, Chief Executive and other senior staff, as well as attendance at other meetings, such as interview panels and events as required.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 9th October 2020