MECOPP
MECOPP

Charity registered in Scotland SC029700

MECOPP works both locally and nationally to raise awareness of the needs of BAME carers and those in receipt of informal care, their families and communities with policy makers and service providers

Current vacancies

National Information Policy & Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,510
  • Flexible
  • Closing 27th May 2022

MECOPP – Supporting Scotland’s Minority Ethnic Carers

An exciting opportunity to inform and influence the provision of public health messaging to BAME communities in Scotland.

The postholder will work with Public Health Scotland, the Scottish Government and BAME communities to better understand, and respond to, the public health messaging requirements of the beneficiary community/ies. You will have demonstrable experience of community based research and evidence based approaches to inform and influence the ongoing development of policy and practice.

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Policy and Information officer

  • Part time
  • £26,005 pro-rata
  • Flexible location
  • Closing 31st August 2021

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

This is a new post which will have lead responsibility for two areas of activity: informing and influencing the development of carers and aligned policy areas both locally and nationally; and the development and delivery of awareness-raising, training and capacity building opportunities to existing carer support services and wider BME/equalities organisations.

The post holder will work closely with the CEO to:

  • Raise awareness of caring and ensure that all those with caring responsibilities know their rights and can access the support and assistance they are entitled to.
  • Ensure that diversity of all Carers' voices across all ages and communities are heard and understood.
  • Ensure that all Carers rights are understood and upheld by statutory and voluntary sector services.
  • Ensure that all Carers are served by sustainable and well-equipped local services which are able to respond to diverse needs.

A key focus for the delivery of this work will be the existing Carer Centre Manager’s Network which supports local carer services across Scotland. The post holder will also actively participate in the National Carer Organisations Network and Policy sub-group. A work plan has already been agreed with the funder and this will be the basis of all tasks and responsibilities.

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Gypsy/Traveller Carer Support and Development Worker (Argyll & Bute)

  • Part time
  • £24,947 pro-rata
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 25th October 2021

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to work within our award winning Gypsy/Traveller Carers 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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Finance Manager

  • Part time
  • £26,236 – £28,981 pro-rata
  • Blended working, at home and in the Edinburgh office
  • Closing 21st April 2022

Introduction

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 with one or more protected characteristic across Scotland. 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 BME carers support services, Self-directed support project and health inequalities project.

Role and Purpose

Our Finance Officer is retiring at the end of March and we are seeking to recruit a Finance Officer with an eye for detail to work independently and flexibly to manage our accounting function. You will provide support and advice to the CEO, Board and Management Team in financial planning, management, and control of funded projects in line with OSCR Charity regulations. You will play a critical role in implementing and maintaining processes to make a real difference to our success and sustainability. This is a position for an accomplished all-rounder. The position encompasses everything from posting invoices to producing Budgets, Management Accounts, liaising with Auditors, and making submissions to OSCR and Companies House.

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Gypsy/Traveller Mental Health & Wellbeing Team Leader (Children & Young People)

  • Part time
  • £27,510 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh - flexible
  • Closing 25th April 2022

Seeking committed and enthusiastic individuals to work within our award-winning Gypsy/Traveller Team.

You will have lead responsibility for the day to day management of the mental health and wellbeing team. In addition to this, you will lead on the development of training to mental health practitioners to build their knowledge and capacity to better support community members. Candidates must have a demonstrable understanding of mental health and wellbeing for children and young people, experience of team management and developing training.

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2 x Gypsy/Traveller Family Support Workers (Children & Young People)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,525
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th April 2022

Seeking committed and enthusiastic individuals to work within our award-winning Gypsy/Traveller Team.

You will work as part of the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people within the Gypsy/Traveller community, their parents and carers. You will have experience of working directly with children and young people to improve their wellbeing and be committed to an asset based approach which values the unique contribution of each individual.

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Gypsy/Traveller Community Rights Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,525
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th April 2022

You will work within the wider MECOPP Gypsy/Traveller team to build knowledge and capacity of statutory rights and entitlements within Scotland’s Gypsy/Traveller community. You will have experience of community development/asset based approaches and be committed to community empowerment.

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National Policy and Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,525 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th May 2022

This is a new post which will play a key role in informing and influencing the development of carers’ and aligned policy areas at national and local government level. Applicants must have experience of policy development, stakeholder management and a commitment to inclusive practice.

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National Information Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,525
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th May 2022

The postholder will be responsible for the creation of a range of audio/visual resources to assist with the identification and support of BAME carers across Scotland. Applicants must have experience of small project management, resource development and be able to think creatively.

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National Training and Capacity Building Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,525 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th May 2022

This is a new post which will have lead responsibility for the development and delivery of a range of activities designed to build the capacity of existing carer services to better support BAME carers. Applicants must have experience of training, resource development and confident in creating supportive learning environments.

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