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

  • Part time
  • £24,458 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th February 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.