This vacancy has now closed

Gypsy/Travellers Carer Support & Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,458 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th February 2020

  • Advertised from 27th January 2020
  • 14 hours per week. Funding currently confirmed to March 2021


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.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date: 15 February 2020