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Gypsy/Traveller Family Mental Health & Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,071 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th June 2024

  • Advertised from 12th June 2024
  • 24 hours per week. 2 years from date of appointment, (Continuation of contract dependent upon additional funding being secured).


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 an established Community Health Team – ‘Community Health Matters’ – designed 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, food insecurity, community-based arts and women’s and men’s development work.

We anticipate that travel may be required so the location of the post is flexible although some attendance at the office will be required. Our concentrated targeted for this post holder work will be implemented in the following identified areas; Perth & Kinross, Clackmannanshire & Stirling, GGC)and will incorporate communities living on private and local authority sites, houses and roadside. We will have the opportunity to deliver national work; families can call and be referred on to other services within MECOPP (ie, our children and yp telephone counselling service) or to any other national/local services that are relevant/welcomed

This work will be rolled out by two Family Mental Health & Development Workers each taking on particular areas and providing joined up working for particular pieces of work including rolling out training.

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

The postholder will:

  • Support Children, young people and families/carers currently experiencing challenging circumstances

Application notes

An application form can be downloaded below.

Closing date: 28th June 2024.

Interview dates 3rd and 4th July 2024 via teams/zoom.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.