MECOPP
MECOPP

Charity registered in Scotland SC029700

Established in 2000, MECOPP has a long and successful track record of working with some of Scotland’s most marginalised communities. Based in Edinburgh, our current portfolio includes our highly successful Gypsy/Traveller carers’ project, the ‘Jeevan’ Project providing specialist support to South Asian people with dementia and their carers’ and the newly established ‘Chi Sin, Chi Mei’ Project for Chinese people with dementia and their carers’.

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Gypsy/Travellers Carer Support & Development Worker (Perth & Kinross)

  • Part time
  • £24,458 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd March 2020

MECOPP is Scotland’s leading Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers organisation providing a variety of care and support services to carers from BME and other marginalised communities.

This postholder will specifically work with carers within the Gypsy/Traveller community living in Perth and Kinross. The postholder will work with other members of the team to:

  • raise awareness of informal caring within the community;
  • develop and deliver a range of services to support informal carers;
  • build capacity of statutory bodies to respond more appropriately to identified need; and,
  • assist local and Scottish national government in the development of policy and practice.

The MECOPP Gypsy/Traveller project is currently working in four areas of Scotland – Perth & Kinross, Edinburgh & the Lothians, Mid and North Argyll. The post-holder will be part of a small team of staff working with Gypsy/Travellers in each of these areas and managed by a Project Co-ordinator based in Edinburgh.

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Gypsy/Traveller Women’s Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,005
  • Flexible (there is an expectation that post-COVID, sometime will be spent in the Edinburgh office)
  • Closing 11th September 2020

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to work within our award winning Gypsy/Traveller Carer Project.

You will work with Gypsy/Traveller women to support them in identifying and achieving their personal and collective goals. Working across civil and civic life, you will be committed to increasing the participation and active involvement of individuals and groups in decisions, processes and structures which affect their daily lives. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and a genuine desire to effect change.

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Gypsy/Traveller Carer Support and Development Worker (Argyll)

  • Part time
  • £24,947 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 11th September 2020

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to work within our award winning Gypsy/Traveller Carer Project.

You will join an established and highly experienced team providing a range of supports to carers, cared for and their families across Scotland. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy interacting with people as trusting relationships are at the heart of what we do. Skilled in advocacy and casework, you must also be able to demonstrate a commitment to community development principles. Due to the remote and rural nature of the location, applicants must be confident in lone working.

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