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Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist

  • Part time
  • £34,976 – £38,074 pro-rata
  • Dumfries and Galloway, Home and Office base TBC
  • Closing 25th August 2022

  • Advertised from 9th August 2022
  • 18 hours


Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in Scotland dedicated exclusively to the care and support of individuals and families whose lives are impacted by Huntington’s disease, an incurable neurological condition with severe and complex physical, mental and cognitive symptoms.

In line with our commitment to ensuring all families have access to the specialist services they need, we are expanding our services in Dumfries and Galloway and are now seeking a part-time Huntington’s Disease Specialist.

The successful applicant will work alongside families impacted by Huntington’s disease to provide a bespoke Specialist Huntington’s disease service which includes specialist assessment, one to one emotional support, facilitation of Huntington’s disease care management, and providing advice and information.

Working in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway NHS Health and Social Care teams, the service will also provide advice, training and education to professionals and voluntary agencies involved in all aspects of Huntington’s disease care.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and motivated to have a positive influence on the quality of life for individuals and their families who are impacted by Huntington’s disease. Applicants should have the ability to work autonomously using their own initiative in this challenging and innovative post. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent timekeeping and caseload management skills. Previous experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred but not essential. Our staff have been recruited from a variety of backgrounds in mental health, physical disability, social work, neurology and palliative care. Scottish Huntington’s Association will provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to acquire all the specialist knowledge required.

We invite applications from professionals who have a background in allied health, nursing or social work, and who have a valid, current professional qualification and membership with their professional body.

A substantial level of post-basic experience is desirable. Community-based practice knowledge and a clean current driving licence and use of a car is essential.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.

Application notes

Further information and an electronic application pack can be obtained from

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 25 August 2022

Interview date: Monday, 5 September 2022

NB. Post Covid-19, Scottish Huntington’s Association has adopted a more flexible hybrid model of working - office based is the predominant approach with some home working when appropriate.

Interviews and induction processes for successful candidates will take place via Microsoft Teams.

SHA is a registered Charity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Scottish Charity No; SCO10985