Recruiting – Finance Assistant

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 also supports people who need help with the criminal justice system and is 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.

This Finance Assistant role will strengthen Galop’s in-house finance function and provide solid support to the wider team. Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for the day to day financial aspects of our charity and will be an integral part of our continued growth.

The Finance Assistant will play a key role in supporting Galop’s growing operations. The post-holder will report directly to our Head of Finance, and work closely alongside our Operations team. This is a new role following a decision to bring the finance function in-house to better serve our continuing period of growth.

The responsibilities of this role will include, but not be limited to:

  • organising payment runs;
  • setting up monthly payroll;
  • raising invoices;
  • entering purchase invoices on the system;
  • updating the general ledger system;
  • ensuring that the balance sheet is reconciled monthly;
  • petty cash and expense claims;
  • purchase orders;
  • assisting with funding returns;
  • assisting with budget monitoring;
  • assisting with annual accounts and audit.

As this is a new role, there is scope to develop and refine processes and the post holder will be a key part of this.

This role will offer the right candidate a chance to progress their career, gain valuable experience, work with genuinely wonderful people and potentially, study support towards a recognised finance qualification.

At Galop, we believe that life should be safe, just and fair for all LGBT+ people, and that includes our staff in the workplace. We believe in equity and understand the importance of inclusion for staff with a wide range of lived experience. No matter your age, race, faith, orientation, gender identity, disability, or class, we want you to feel welcome here. To that end Galop has a multi-year Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion plan in place, currently focusing on equity and inclusion for trans and BAMER members of staff. We are committed to listening and learning, and to constant improvement. We believe it is our job to make sure that all our staff, particularly those from minoritised backgrounds, feel welcome, safe, and able to thrive at Galop.

Galop’s offices are located in London and this role will be based in the office following the end of the current pandemic. Remote working will be considered.

17.5 hours per week


Galop uses the NJC scales. This post is on NJC scale points 12-17 (£25,897 – £28,205 pro rata).

Head of Finance

June 2021

10am June 14th 2021

Interviews will be held on June 23rd 2021.

  • Covering Letter
  • Job Description & Person Specification
  • Application form
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Please send completed applications and equal opportunities form by email only to

Our services:

Our hate crime casework service can give you advice, support and help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia. Click for more

Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. Click for more

Galop provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence. Click for more