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Financial Wellbeing Service Lead

  • Full time
  • £33,537 – £36,077
  • Hybrid: Paisley with travel throughout Scotland as required.
  • Closing 14th July 2024

  • Advertised from 14th June 2024
  • 36 hours per week. Permanent


Reporting to: Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Services

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to develop and manage our recently restructured Financial Wellbeing Service.

We are looking for a dynamic and strategic person to implement and take forward our newly reviewed Financial Wellbeing Service.

This is a role in which you will help to improve the lives of families across Scotland. One that enables you to share your expertise, build new skills and feel valued by colleagues, clients and the organisation you work for.

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 be enthusiastic, motivated and take great pride in the work you do. With significant experience in delivering advice services and strong people management skills, you will lead our new team to deliver welfare rights, money and future planning advice to families impacted by

Huntington’s disease in Scotland. By working in partnership with our Head of Services and the Extended Leadership Team, you will be key to the delivery of a new and sustainable Financial Wellbeing Service.

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.

If you wish to apply to join a values-driven organisation, founded by families for families and recognised at national and international levels for its expertise and support delivered through a nationwide network of Huntington’s Disease Specialists, Specialist Youth Advisors, and Financial Wellbeing Officers, please follow the application notes below.

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, available in the vacancies section of our website at

Then email your completed application, including the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, with the subject line Financial Wellbeing Service Lead vacancy, to

Informal enquiries should be made by emailing

Closing date for applications: Sunday 14 July at 11.59pm

Interview date: Wednesday 31 July

Interview location: National Office, Paisley

Find out more about Huntington’s disease and the work of Scottish Huntington’s Association at