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

Gypsy/Traveller Accommodation & Housing worker

  • Part time
  • £29,260 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd July 2024

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 have lead responsibility for the following:

  • Providing direct advocacy and casework support to members of the Gypsy/Traveller community;
  • Raising awareness of housing/accommodation rights and entitlements within the Gypsy/Traveller community;
  • Building the capacity of housing practitioners/providers to better understand and respond to the housing/accommodation needs of Gypsy/Travellers; and
  • Identifying housing/accommodation issues to assist local and Scottish national government in the development of policy and practice.
  • Policy- (working with/Influence future policy/strategies-ie SG/Las/Housing associations)
  • Being part of relevant networks to advocate on behalf of MECOPP and the GT Community
  • Working closely with wider team

The postholder will be part of a larger team currently delivering the following areas of work: carer support (adult and older people); young carer support; community health improvement including mental health and wellbeing and food insecurity; men and women’s participation; and, digital inclusion.

The geographic focus of the post is Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Perth & Kinross, Highlands, Moray and Angus.

Delivery of all tasks and activities will be commensurate with the number of hours secured for the post.

Shortlist

Gypsy/Traveller Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Programme Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £29,260 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd July 2024

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.

The postholder will join a established Community Health Team – ‘Community Health Matters’ – to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities amongst Scotland’s Gypsy/Traveller community. The Community Health Team is part of a wider programme of work supporting the Gypsy/Traveller community which includes carer support, support for the cared for person, financial resilience, addressing food insecurity, men and women’s engagement and building digital capacity.

Our newly established community mental health and wellbeing team sits within the wider remit of the Gypsy/Traveller Community Health Team. At full complement the mental health and wellbeing team will comprise of: 1 x team leader (children & young people focus); 2.5 x family support workers (1 x adults/older people + 1.5 x children/young people). The development worker for adults and older people is already in post.

Our ambition is to pilot a confidential and trusted Scottish-wide service, employing people who understand/have empathy with the culture and traditions of the community. This service will be accessible to young Gypsy/Travellers and their families wherever they are living and available online, via telephone and face to face. It will link to local specialist services as appropriate. It will promote accessible and culturally appropriate information about mental health and well-being to Gypsy/Travellers and provide a single point of contact so that when young people move their service provider would remain a constant and involved presence to aid transitions.

Lead on the development of a pilot training programme for mental health practitioners.

We anticipate that significant travel may be required so the location of the post is flexible although some attendance at the office will be required.

Delivery of all tasks and activities will be commensurate with the number of hours secured for the post.

Shortlist

Men Aloud Engagement Worker (Gypsy/Traveller Community)

  • Part time
  • £27,519 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd July 2024

Seeking committed and enthusiastic individuals to join us.

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

The postholder will join our established Gypsy/Traveller Team responsible for delivering a range of services including carer support, support for the cared for person, financial resilience, addressing food insecurity, men and women’s engagement, building digital capacity and improving health outcomes.

The aim of the post is to increase and improve the quality and frequency of engagement and participation for male Gypsy/Travellers.

We anticipate that significant travel may be required so the location of the post is flexible although some attendance at the office will be required.

Shortlist