Self-Directed Support Community Brokerage Worker

  • Employer: MECOPP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project)

  • Location: MECOPP, Maritime House, 8 The Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QN

  • Reporting to: MECOPP Chief Executive

  • Hours: Full Time (36 hours per week)

  • Salary Scale:  £22,968

  • Closing Date: 27/02/2019

  • Interview Date: 12/3/2019


MECOPP is Scotland’s leading Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers’ organisation. Established in an independent charity in 2000, the organisation provides a range of direct services to support BME carers and carers from other marginalised communities undertake or sustain a caring role. These include: multilingual advice and information; casework support; education and training opportunities; individual and group support; recreational, social and therapeutic activities and healthy living programmes

MECOPP also has a successful track record of developing and delivering a range of innovative services and projects which are funded through discrete income streams and delivered across Scotland. These include our Gypsy/Travellers’ carers’ project, specialist support for South Asian people with dementia and their carers’ and our self-directed support project.  A complementary service is provided to our statutory and mainstream voluntary sector partners through input into policy, service and workforce development.

Aims of the Post

The aim of the post is to assist individuals (both SDS funded and non-funded) to create a tailored support package which meets their personal outcomes drawing on community resources and other services.  This will be achieved through the ongoing development and delivery of a community brokerage service within Edinburgh and the Lothians; and, the establishment of a reciprocal ‘community asset bank’ – for example, linking up students who need practice hours with individuals who would like to receive a service.  In addition to this, the post holder will have shared responsibilities to assist in the development and delivery of a range of training opportunities to health, social care and mainstream voluntary sector practitioners.

Additional Information

This post is funded until 31 March 2021. The successful candidate will be required to complete a PVG check. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please download and complete the forms below. Completed forms must be submitted by the end of the stated closing date.

When completed these forms can be returned by e-mail to:

Or by post to:

Maritime House
8 The Shore
EH6 6QN 

Please affix the required postage for weight/size of envelope if returning by post. Please mark Private and Confidential. 

If returning the application form by email, please note that there is no need to also post a hard copy.  If shortlisted you will be asked to sign your application form at interview.