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’.

Current vacancies

Community Health Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,613
  • Flexible (there is an expectation that post-COVID, some hours will be spent in the Edinburgh office)
  • Closing 5th March 2021

You will work with the Gypsy/Traveller community across various locations in Scotland to address health inequalities and improve health outcomes. You will be committed to inclusive practice which supports individuals and communities to effect change. Candidates must have experience of working with marginalised communities in a public/community health context. Previous experience of staff and project management are also essential.

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Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,005
  • Flexible location
  • Closing 5th March 2021

You will work as part of the Community Health Team to promote and support the mental health and wellbeing of the Gypsy/Traveller community. You must have excellent interpersonal skills, previous experience of community capacity building and be able to work in a sensitive and empathetic manner.

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Community Food Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,947
  • MECOPP, Maritime House, 8 The Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QN
  • Closing 1st March 2021

You will work as part of the Community Health Team to enhance food security by supporting access to existing initiatives and developing new approaches. You must have previous experience in a similar community setting, have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage effectively with different communities.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

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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This vacancy has now closed

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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