Gypsy/Traveller Accommodation & Housing worker

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

  • Advertised from 4th July 2024
  • 28 hours per week. Funding currently confirmed to 30 March 2025 (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.

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.

Application notes

An application form can be downloaded below.

Closing date: 22 July 2024.

Interview dates 25th July via teams/zoom

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.