Charity registered in Scotland SC029700
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.