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MECOPP is Scotland’s leading Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers’ organisation with a reputation for innovation and excellence.   We have the following vacancy for a highly motivated and resourceful individual who wants to make a difference to the lives of people requiring support.


Project Manager (Gypsy/Travellers Carers’ Project)


Fulltime (36 hours per week)

Salary Scale £30,978

Funding Period of 3 years


MECOPP is looking for an experienced manager to lead a small team supporting Gypsy/Traveller communities in Edinburgh and the Lothians, Perth and Kinross, Mid and North Argyll. 


We are looking for a dynamic and creative individual with experience of managing multiple workstreams, who can think strategically and who is committed to working with marginalised communities to achieve lasting change.


Interviews will be held on 25 August 2017


The full job description and person specification together with the application pack can be found in the recruitment section of the MECOPP website at or alternatively, email  For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Suzanne Munday on 0131 467 2994 or email

This post is funded by the Scottish Government.




Funded PhD in Visual Representations opportunity



Project Description


Project in brief

The project will explore the representations of minority or marginalised groups through visual methods. The candidate will carry out in-depth qualitative research on minority communities in the UK focusing on visual representations drawn from both social media and everyday lives, looking at how people present themselves online and how this differs or interlinks with their everyday lives and wider politics. The overarching aim of this project is to advance academic knowledge on frequently marginalised communities in order to challenge and change practices that keep certain (often problematic or misrepresentative) visual representations in circulation.

Specific research questions:

What is the best way to document the misrepresentation of minority groups in visual data?
How can we progress our knowledge of how to produce theoretically informed visual data with/about minority groups?
To what extent can we create and utilise visual data from qualitative fieldwork in order to challenge misrepresentations of minority groups in the public sphere?
How best can we draw from a range of academic disciplines to help understand image-use both on social media and images drawn from research?

Candidate specification

Essential: Visual representation analysis skills with experience of appropriate technologies and computer software when looking at a wide range of photographs and other images.
Essential: Knowledge of visual representations and appropriate academic theories.
Desirable: Interest in certain minority groups and how they are visually represented.
For all funding, students must have qualifications of the standard of a good honours degree at first or upper second-class level, from a UK academic higher education institution. Degree qualifications gained from outside the UK, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK degree, may be accepted.

How to Apply:

Before you apply, please make sure you meet the candidate specification.

Candidates do not need to submit a project proposal, however are required to submit a 500 word personal statement to include:

Details of how your skills and interests match the project
Background and previous experience
Research interests

If you need to discuss this project and your application further then please contact a member of the supervision team as listed below, in advance of the deadline dates:

There are two stages to the application process:

(1) The first application form you need to complete is for your chosen programme of study at the University of Portsmouth.

Apply to the University of Portsmouth through our standard online application form and follow the instructions given under the ’Research Degrees’ heading on the following webpages before you submit your SCDTP application:

When applying to the University of Portsmouth, you will need to enter project code - HPSS3721018

The closing date for University of Portsmouth applications is 21 July 2017, 12.00 noon.

(2) The second application form which requires completion is the South Coast DTP Funding Application Form. There are two versions of this form which can be downloaded. In accordance with the SCDTP guidance, please ensure you use the correct form (in this case the ’South Coast DTP Project Specific Application Form’).

The ’South Coast DTP Project Specific Application Form’, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at:

You will then need to submit your funding application to the SCDTP by 28 July 2017.




Thames Valley Police are OPEN for Police Constable Recruitment.


The role of Police Officer is like no other. It can be tough and unpredictable at times but it can also be extremely rewarding and no two days are ever the same. You will work towards making life safer and more secure for those living within your local community.


You will be fully trained to protect the public, provide a reassuring presence in the community, support victims of crime and investigate complex offences using a mixture of cutting-edge technology and time-proven traditional methods.


Eligibility Criteria


Amongst other criteria, candidates must meet the following:


·         Be aged 18 years of age or older.


·         Be either a British Citizen or be residing in the UK free of restrictions.


·         Have a full manual British/EU driving licence.


·         Have two A Levels graded A-E (Pass), or equivalent, or higher.


·         Have obtained a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) or be willing to obtain this by 23 October 2017.


         Live within twenty crow miles of two of our main police stations by formal offer of appointment.Consideration might be given to those living within twenty crow miles of one police station and up to thirty crow miles of another of our main police stations with priority given to those who can be posted to work in Oxford, Slough or Reading. Applicants are reminded that a degree of flexibility is expected in terms of postings.


What We Offer (correct as at 14 June 2017)


·         On successfully completing all aspects of the recruitment process your starting salary will be £22,896 (plus £2,000 South East allowance).


·         Annual leave of 22 days increasing with length of service.


·         Training and development opportunities throughout your career with potential to work in specialist departments or apply for promotion.


·         Access to a range of services and support networks – Police Federation, Police Mutual, Central Sports & Social Club, Thames Valley Gay Police Association, Thames Valley Police SAME (Support Association for Minority Ethnic staff), Women’s Network and others.


To join Thames Valley Police as a Police Officer, the first stage of the recruitment process is to attend an eligibility event. You will attend an informative session for a morning or afternoon with members of People Services where they will check your documents, assess whether you are eligible to apply, run through the recruitment schedule and answer any questions you may have. The schedule for these events is below:


Ø  Monday 03 July 2017             10:00-12:00     Kidlington, Oxfordshire


Ø  Monday 03 July 2017             17:00-19:00     Slough, Berkshire


Ø  Thursday 06 July 2017           14:00-16:00     Sulhamstead, Berkshire


Ø  Friday 07 July 2017                10:00-12:00     Kidlington, Oxfordshire


Ø  Friday 07 July 2017                10:00-12:00     Sulhamstead, Berkshire


Ø  Monday 10 July 2017             14:00-16:00     Kidlington, Oxfordshire


Ø  Tuesday 11 July 2017            16:00-18:00     Kidlington, Oxfordshire


For an appointment on one of the above dates please email with the following information:


·         Your full name


·         Your contact telephone number


·         Your highest qualification(s)


·         The postcode of your home address


·         Three dates/times you could attend a meeting


Emails will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm the details of your appointment and advise what you need to bring with you. Any emails received with missing information will be returned and therefore cause delay in your booking. We will only be booking appointments via email for this recruitment drive.


For further information, including details of our eligibility criteria, please visit the force website.




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Article 12 are recruiting




[3 days per week equivalent]


Duration: August 2017 – March 2020.


Fees: The fees are equivalent to £18,000 per annum.


Protecting Vulnerable Groups [PVG] Scheme: this post is subject to the relevant checks outlined in the PVG Scheme.  Further details can be found in our Recruitment -Fair Practice Document.


Application: Please send your CV listing all relevant professional skills and/or work experience; a personal statement [minimum 1, maximum 3 A4 pages] outlining why you are interested in this post; the name and contact details of three referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer; completed ‘Self-Declaration Forms’ [see annex 2/3 of the Recruitment -Fair Practice Document] and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.  Application  via email is preferred; postal applications are also accepted.


Deadline: Applications are to be submitted by 12 noon, Monday 3rd July. Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19th July. We will acknowledge receipt of your application, however, only those selected for interview will be further contacted.


Contact: Please send your application to:
Lynne Tammi
National Co-ordinator
Article 12 in Scotland
Burnbank, Ogilvie Terrace
Ferryden, Montrose, DD10 9RG


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Closing date: 11 May 2017

Location: London

Type: (paid) internship

Duration: 7 months

Project/Programme:                   Europe and Central Asia Regional Office – EU/Balkans Team

Title:                                             Intern – Roma rights

Salary:                                          £18,819 Pro Rata


Overview of Assignment and Team

This internship will provide you with a unique opportunity to participate in research and the development and implementation of campaigning initiatives as part of our work on the human rights of Roma people in Europe. Necessary, day-to-day training and mentorship will be provided and you may also have an opportunity to participate in other relevant training.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Support Amnesty International’s campaigning and research on discrimination against Roma in Europe – bringing your deep understanding around issues facing Romani communities in Europe. The main focus will be on the right to health – with a particular interest in Romani women, but work on other issues (rights to housing, education and protection from hate crimes) is also envisaged.
Assist with the development and implementation of advocacy and campaigning strategies, including by identifying campaigning opportunities and innovative campaigning tools and offer logistical support to organise events and actions.
Assist with research and analysis, including, among others, press monitoring, information-gathering through desk research and support with developing and maintaining contact with individuals and partners in and outside the organization.
Support reactive work through gathering and verifying relevant information, liaising with Amnesty International Sections and partners and drafting communications as necessary.
Draft and contribute to materials aimed for varied audiences for internal and/or external use and help disseminate the outputs as necessary across diverse channels.
Carry out administrative tasks in-line with the organization’s self-servicing policy and maintain an effective information management system by, among others, creating and updating electronic contact lists, filing and archiving information in relevant databases.
Attend regular project/programme and organizational meetings that will take place during the internship and participate in relevant training as set out by the team. 


Additional Opportunities:

The internship is aimed at offering opportunities to the successful candidate to deepen their knowledge and skills in a variety of areas including human rights campaigning, communications and research.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further develop their skills and learn more about research methodology.
The intern will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the key principles of strategic campaigning and using social media and other digital tools for campaigning.


Outcome: At the end of the placement what:

Firstly, you will have provided the team with substantial assistance in the development of campaigning, communications and research in our work on the human rights of Roma.

Secondly, you will have supported Amnesty International to start new areas of work on the right to health and will have identified ways to involve Roma communities and activists in our campaigns.

Finally, you will have received training and mentoring and will gain significant knowledge about the work of the Europe and Central Asia Regional office and the organization as a whole and you will have developed your research, campaigning and communications experience. 



Excellent spoken and written English and ability to communicate with a broad variety of people both internal and external to Amnesty International.
Excellent knowledge of at least one more language spoken by Romani communities in the region is essential. Knowledge of Romani language is an asset.
Demonstrated commitment to human rights and knowledge of key concerns in relation to discrimination of Roma in Europe.
Lived experience of issues facing Roma in Europe and experience working closely with Romani communities. 
Experience writing different types of materials for a variety of audiences and an understanding of main principles of tailoring materials to targets as necessary.
Ability to deal in a sensitive and understanding manner with a variety of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others who may be distressed.
Good organizational skills, ability to multi-task and high attention to details.
Experience of working in a team and understanding of the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams.
Familiarity with computer word processing, databases, internet.
Commitment to working in a multi-cultural and diverse environment.
Ability and willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with Amnesty International’s guidelines on self-servicing;



Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit


If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’.




Catrinel Motoc
Campaigner - Europe and Central Asia Regional Office 
International Secretariat - Amnesty International

1 Easton Street, London, WC1X0DW, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 207 413 5681

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7956 1157

Twitter: @Catrinel84

Friends Families and Travellers are looking for a young female actor to play the title role of Crystal in their acclaimed production of ‘Crystal’s Vardo’.


Rehearsals will take place in Brighton during May and early June followed by a tour in June/early July for Gypsy Roma Traveller history month. Expenses will be paid for rehearsal and a fee and subsistence for each performance.


This is a challenging and fantastic opportunity. Commitment and enthusiasm essential!


Please send a cv or letter and photo to Suzanna King or ring 07825 003072 for more information.



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