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Top job! Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist (Greater Glasgow & Clyde)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,103 – £40,389
  • Hybrid: Paisley
  • Closing 12th July 2024

  • Advertised from 14th June 2024
  • Up to full time (36 hours). Hours can be negotiated for suitable candidate. Permanent.


What we offer

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (37 days - 25 days annual leave plus 12 days public holidays)
  • Increasing annual leave days to recognise long service (after 4 years)
  • Contribution pension scheme
  • Flexible hybrid approach to work
  • Regular supervision

Are you looking for a role in which you will improve the lives of families in your community? A role that enables you to work differently, build your knowledge and skills and feel valued by clients, colleagues and the organisation you work for?

We are looking for a Health and Social Care professional with line management experience to lead our Greater Glasgow & Clyde Specialist Service, part of our nationwide network providing care management, specialist assessment and emotional support to individuals and families.

In addition to managing your own client case load, you will line manage a team of HD Specialists and an Admin/Resource Worker, ensuring the right supervision, support and development opportunities are in place.

The role involves working closely with the HD Clinical Lead (a Senior NHS employed doctor such as psychiatrist, neurologist or geneticist) in addition to our Services Team Lead and the Deputy Chief Executive/Head of Services to manage and develop the service.

Working in partnership with local Health and Social Care teams, you will also provide advice, training and education to professionals and voluntary agencies involved in all aspects of Huntington’s disease care in Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and motivated to have a positive influence on the quality of life of the individuals and families they support. This role is open to medical and health and social care staff from backgrounds such as nursing, allied health, social work and medicine. Professional body membership is essential. Previous experience of Huntington’s disease is advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided.

You should be able to work autonomously in this challenging and rewarding position. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are vital, as are excellent time keeping and caseload management abilities. Community-based practice knowledge, a driving licence and use of a car is also essential. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.

About Scottish Huntington’s Association

People impacted by Huntington’s disease need specialist services to cope with a severe and complex disease, the impact on families and a lack of awareness amongst health and social care providers and the wider public.

Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in the country exclusively dedicated to providing expert and personalised support for those impacted by Huntington’s disease.

Our support reduces unnecessary hospital admissions; supports carers and other family members; lowers household poverty; and alleviates wellbeing risks to children and young people living in Huntington’s families.

We are commissioned by NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships throughout the country to share our expertise with front line staff and build support for improved services and higher standards of care for every family impacted by this devastating disease.

About Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease is caused by an inherited faulty gene that damages the brain over time. People with the disease can eventually lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink and care for themselves, requiring specialist support from those who understand the condition.

The disease is genetic, meaning it is passed down from one generation to the next. It therefore impacts entire families over generations rather than individuals alone. Anyone with a parent who has Huntington’s has a 50% risk of inheriting the condition from them.

Around 800 people in Scotland are living with the symptoms of Huntington’s disease right now. A further 3,200 are estimated to be at risk of developing Huntington’s disease as a result of inheriting the faulty gene.

At Scottish Huntington’s Association we are entering the second year of Standing Tall: A Strategy For Growth 2023 – 28, designed to transform the care and support of Huntington’s families. The launch of our strategy followed two years of expansion in specialist teams, increased funding, a rise in media engagement, and growth in parliamentary support for our work.

You will find a values-driven organisation, founded by families for families and recognised at national and international levels for expertise in supporting the Huntington’s disease community.

Scottish Huntington’s Association is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.

Application notes

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification documents before completing the downloadable Application Form and the downloadable Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which can be found on our website at

Then email your completed application, including the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, with the subject line Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist GGC vacancy, to

Informal enquiries can also be made by emailing

Closing date for applications: Friday 12 July at 11.59pm

Interview date: Friday 2 August

Interview location: National Office, Paisley

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