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General Vacancies

Accountable to: SHA Board of Directors
Report to: SHA Board of Directors
Salary: £55,000 – £58,000
Location: National Office, Paisley
Hours: 36 hours per week (full-time)

A unique opportunity has arisen to join Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) and help u HunHand transform the lives of families living with Huntington’s disease (HD).

 

As Chief Executive, you will work closely with the board of directors to lead in creating and driving the strategy that will enable the charity to continue to thrive, deliver and develop high quality services. You will ensure the financial, human resource and policy framework is in place to achieve this.

 

You will have the ability to capitalise on opportunities and meet the challenges of working across government and statutory agencies to ensure that families continue to receive the best care and access to emerging treatments and therapies.

 

You will have a professional management qualification or equivalent experience preferably in a community based health or social care setting. 

 

We seek applicants who can create an open and transparent working culture, support and empower teams and build effective partnerships with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders.

 

Funding for this post is provided by Scottish Huntington’s Association, a values-driven organisation founded by families for families.

To apply for this role please use the following link and ensure that you download and complete the application packs at the bottom of the page. Any application submitted without these will not be considered.

 

Apply Here

 

Accountable to: SHA Board of Directors
Report to: Senior HD Specialist
Salary: £29,508 – £32,645 (pro-rata)
Location: Ayrshire Service, Irvine
Hours: 18 hours per week (part-time)
Summary of Opportunities:
The HDS will be a member of the Ayrshire Huntington’s disease specialist service based in the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, whilst also being part of the wider SHA multidisciplinary teams. The service covers all geographical areas within Ayrshire & Arran. Operational areas of the service include the direct provision of support, advice, assessment and care management planning for individuals and their families whose lives are impacted by HD, promotion of a self-help model amongst families and increasing awareness of Huntington’s disease (HD) and raising awareness of the HD Care Framework ensuring equality of care across Ayrshire. The primary function is to facilitate quality care for those with HD and their families through specialist assessment, planning, coordination, implementation and signposting to appropriate professionals/ agencies. The post holder will also provide up to date HD training sessions and information regarding current clinical trials and research to all H&SCP’s, other professional and voluntary bodies and family members.  Caseloads can be complex and emotionally challenging but equally rewarding.  In addition the HDS will work with the Senior HD Specialist and wider teams in supporting any new developments within the Ayrshire service and across the Adult Clinical Service
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
You must be a full member of a relevant professional body ( i.e social worker, RN or  allied professional) and qualified to degree level and work within the scope of registration guidelines.
To provide support to individuals and families affected by HD using a counseling approach
To provide support to existing SHA family groups, to act as a resource for group members, to assist with facilitation of new groups as appropriate, while recognizing the local family groups’ independence from the specialist services
To provide advice on positive management of HD to individuals, families and relevant professionals /care workers
To liaise with other professionals to help individuals obtain the services to which they are entitled e.g. advocacy, respite, welfare rights community and health services
EDUCATION/TRAINING
To facilitate training at a local level and frequently participate in National training events
To promote awareness of the needs and challenges facing HD individuals, families and care providers, through the provision of education and information.
To participate in the production of educational literature concerning HD.
To maintain professional awareness of current trends and practices, through appropriate training courses, study days and workshops.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
To initiate and/or participate in research projects related to HD
To become involved in the strategic planning and development of appropriate Health and Social Services
To assist with any new developments relevant to the Specialist Service function
To undertake surveys and audits as necessary client and professional satisfaction of the Specialist Service
POLICY/SERVICE DEVELOPMENT
To adhere to all company policies appropriate to own role.
You may, at times, be required to be responsible for policy development and propose changes in practice.
MANAGEMENT
To organise, manage and plan own caseload and diary
To be fully accountable for own professional actions; work not directly supervised
To undertake responsibility for the production of all reports concerning your work and activities of the service
ADMINISTRATION
To ensure the maintenance of full and accurate confidential records concerning the work of the HD services within their operational area
The duties and responsibilities of the post will be undertaken in accordance with the policies procedures and practices of the SHA.

To apply for this role please use the following link and ensure that you download and complete the application packs at the bottom of the page. Any application submitted without these will not be considered.

 

Apply Here

 

Accountable to: SHA Board of Directors
Report to: Senior HD Specialist
Salary: £29,508 – £32,645 (pro-rata)
Location: Ayrshire Service, Irvine
Hours: 18 hours per week (part-time)
Summary of Opportunities:
The HDS will be a member of the Ayrshire Huntington’s disease specialist service based in the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, whilst also being part of the wider SHA multidisciplinary teams. The service covers all geographical areas within Ayrshire & Arran. Operational areas of the service include the direct provision of support, advice, assessment and care management planning for individuals and their families whose lives are impacted by HD, promotion of a self-help model amongst families and increasing awareness of Huntington’s disease (HD) and raising awareness of the HD Care Framework ensuring equality of care across Ayrshire. The primary function is to facilitate quality care for those with HD and their families through specialist assessment, planning, coordination, implementation and signposting to appropriate professionals/ agencies. The post holder will also provide up to date HD training sessions and information regarding current clinical trials and research to all H&SCP’s, other professional and voluntary bodies and family members.  Caseloads can be complex and emotionally challenging but equally rewarding.  In addition the HDS will work with the Senior HD Specialist and wider teams in supporting any new developments within the Ayrshire service and across the Adult Clinical Service
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
You must be a full member of a relevant professional body ( i.e social worker, RN or  allied professional) and qualified to degree level and work within the scope of registration guidelines.
To provide support to individuals and families affected by HD using a counseling approach
To provide support to existing SHA family groups, to act as a resource for group members, to assist with facilitation of new groups as appropriate, while recognizing the local family groups’ independence from the specialist services
To provide advice on positive management of HD to individuals, families and relevant professionals /care workers
To liaise with other professionals to help individuals obtain the services to which they are entitled e.g. advocacy, respite, welfare rights community and health services
EDUCATION/TRAINING
To facilitate training at a local level and frequently participate in National training events
To promote awareness of the needs and challenges facing HD individuals, families and care providers, through the provision of education and information.
To participate in the production of educational literature concerning HD.
To maintain professional awareness of current trends and practices, through appropriate training courses, study days and workshops.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
To initiate and/or participate in research projects related to HD
To become involved in the strategic planning and development of appropriate Health and Social Services
To assist with any new developments relevant to the Specialist Service function
To undertake surveys and audits as necessary client and professional satisfaction of the Specialist Service
POLICY/SERVICE DEVELOPMENT
To adhere to all company policies appropriate to own role.
You may, at times, be required to be responsible for policy development and propose changes in practice.
MANAGEMENT
To organise, manage and plan own caseload and diary
To be fully accountable for own professional actions; work not directly supervised
To undertake responsibility for the production of all reports concerning your work and activities of the service
ADMINISTRATION
To ensure the maintenance of full and accurate confidential records concerning the work of the HD services within their operational area
The duties and responsibilities of the post will be undertaken in accordance with the policies procedures and practices of the SHA.

To apply for this role please use the following link and ensure that you download and complete the application packs at the bottom of the page. Any application submitted without these will not be considered.

 

Apply Here

 

Accountable to: SHA Board of Directors
Report to: Operations Manager
Salary: £37,384- £39,217 (pro-rata)
Location: North East Scotland OR South West Scotland
Hours: 24 hours per week
Summary of Opportunities:
The post holder’s primary function is to provide guidance, coaching, support and leadership to four teams of Huntington’s disease specialists (HDS) who work in the North East (Grampian, Highland, Tayside and Fife) or South West (Ayrshire, Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Lothian) services. The post holder will motivate, develop and drive performance of the teams to ensure they consistently deliver a high level of service to the HD families and professionals that they serve using their specialist knowledge and skills to achieve shared goals. The post holder will monitor the quantitative and qualitative achievements, of the teams and report to the Operations Manager. The Team Leader will provide line-management, support, managerial supervision and annual appraisal to the senior HDS of each team, who oversees the direct provision of services to families living in their geographical area, facilitates education and training of Health and Social care professionals and promotes increasing awareness of Huntington’s disease. The post holder will work with the Operations Manager and second Team Leader to ensure an effective training progamme is in place for all SHA staff, professional and families members within the HD community The post holder will be based at home and/or in National office in Linwood, Paisley. The post holders will deputise for the Operations Manager in their absence.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To ensure team members are provided with support, coaching and guidance to meet team and individual targets and work programs and are supported by good leadership. Ongoing assessment, management and support of good mental health in all staff.   To facilitate regular team/client review meetings with each HD Specialist team and their local Multi-Disciplinary Team.   To liaise with the local HD specialist team members keeping them abreast of activities at a local, regional and national level.   To work with the Operations Manager to implement all SHA policies and have a good understanding of how those policies affect both local and regional development.   To identify the training needs of each staff member/team and assist the Operations Manager to develop appropriate training programmes, reflecting current trends in practice and in accordance with the Knowledge and Skills Framework for the role.   To promote awareness of the needs and challenges facing HD individuals, families and care providers, through the provision of education and information.   To participate in the production of educational literature concerning HD.   To be a key influencer in the strategic planning and development of appropriate Health and Social Services at a local level   To audit service activities in accordance with local Service Level Agreements and support the SHDS in the production of all reports concerning the work and activities of the service.   To develop a clear understanding of the budgetary requirements and support the SHDS to take responsibility for management of local budgets within services.   To provide HR support to staff within the SHA policy framework and maintain good personnel records using Breathe HR.   Provide tutoring input to the Stirling University Continuous Professional Development Course.   To assist the Operations Manager with the organisation and delivery of annual service-user conferences.   To assist and support SHDS in timely completion of quarterly and annual grant funding monitoring reports and with SHA service quarterly and annual reports This job description may be subject to review following discussion with the post holder and SHA Management. The duties and responsibilities of the post will be undertaken in accordance with the policies procedures and practices of SHA To apply for this role please use the following link and ensure that you download and complete the application packs at the bottom of the page. Any application submitted without these will not be considered.

 

Volunteer Vacancies

Role Title: SHA Fundraising Coordinator

Managing Team: Fundraising Department

Location: Homeworking (with some meetings at the National Office or local service office)

Start Date: ASAP / End Date: Ongoing

Summary of Opportunities:
You will either coordinate a group of fundraisers within a group setting, or you’ll be the main coordinator of a number of different fundraisers in a specific location that do not meet in a group setting.

Outcomes/benefits to SHA:
The volunteer will contribute to the work of the Fundraising Team and assist with raising much needed funding to support the work of the Association.

This will expand the potential reach of the Fundraising Team and raise awareness of Huntington’s disease.

Benefits to volunteer:
The volunteer will get experience in:

Event planning and communications
Volunteer support
Working with a national charity
This is a great opportunity to expand your skillset and on a social level meet and work with new people.

Days/Times:
Flexible to suit the needs of the volunteer.

Any restrictions:
Volunteers must be over 21 years of age.

Specific Activities:
– Support fundraising volunteers in your area to plan and run events

– Recruit new volunteers to help further the mission of SHA

– Complete basic community fundraising paperwork to help SHA be fully accountable for the money raised.

Skills/attitudes required:
This role is perfect for someone who

-Is looking for management experience

-Has good influencing and people organising skills

-Has an interest in event planning

-Looking to increase employability skills for CV

-Is competent with Microsoft Office

-Can work with minimal supervision whilst remaining part of a dedicated team

-Is willing to comply with fundraising fundamentals and good practice

-Is committed to the work with SHA

PVG/Disclosure: YES/NO (Basic disclosure required)

No. of volunteers required: Open

Additional Information:
All volunteers will be supervised and supported by a member of staff from the Fundraising Team.

For interest in this role please contact Gemma or Linda by calling: 0141 848 0308 or via email: fundraising@hdscotland.org

Role Title: SHA Office Volunteer
Managing Team: Fundraising Department
Location: National Office

Start Date: ASAP / End Date: Ongoing

Summary of Opportunities:
Assisting the Fundraising Team with clerical/administrative tasks associated with fundraising activities.

Outcomes/benefits to SHA:
The volunteer will contribute to the work of the Fundraising Team and assist with raising much needed funding to support the work of the Association.

Benefits to volunteer:
The volunteer will get the opportunity to work with Fundraising Team members in the headquarters of a national charity.

Days/Times:
Friday only. (This opportunity is not available on other days of the week as other volunteers are already engaged on these days).

Any restrictions:
Volunteers must be over 21 years of age.

Specific Activities:
A range of clerical/administrative tasks will be completed including typing, photocopying, scanning, outgoing mailshots, data entry and other similar tasks.

Skills/attitudes required:
A range of clerical/administrative tasks will be completed including typing, photocopying, scanning, outgoing mailshots, data entry and other similar tasks.

PVG/Disclosure: YES/NO

No. of volunteers required: 1 (Friday position only)

Additional Information:
All volunteers will be supervised and supported by a member of staff from the Fundraising Team.

For interest in this role please contact our Fundraising Manager Dougie Peddie by calling: 0141 848 0308 or via email: dougie.peddie@hdscotland.org

Role Title: Photographer
Managing Team: Fundraising Department
Location: National Office

Start Date: ASAP / End Date: Ongoing

Summary of Opportunity:
SHA Photographer will assist with capturing images for use in publications, our web site, Facebook and attend SHA events and act as the official SHA Photographer.

Outcome/benefits to SHA:
Up-to-date images. More attractive publications. Library of stock photographs established for internal use.

Benefits to volunteer:
Opportunity to be part of a national charity and influence the visual images used internally and externally.

Days/Times: Flexible to suit the needs of the volunteer and the exigencies of the service.

Any restrictions: No.

Specific activities:
Photography. Prepare display boards. Input into the design of leaflets.

Skills/attitudes required:
Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to meet deadlines. Good communications skills. Flexible in availability.

PVG/Disclosure: YES/NO

No. of volunteers required: 1

For interest in this role please contact our Fundraising Manager Dougie Peddie by calling: 0141 848 0308 or via email: dougie.peddie@hdscotland.org

Role Title: SHA Fundraiser
Managing Team: Fundraising Department
Location: Homeworking (with some meetings at National Office or local service office)

Start Date: ASAP / End Date: Ongoing

Summary of Opportunities:
Work as part of a team to plan community fundraising and awareness raising activity in your local area.

Outcomes/benefits to SHA:
The volunteer will contribute to the work of the Fundraising Team and assist with raising much needed funding to support the work of the Association.

This will expand the potential reach of the Fundraising Team and raise awareness of Huntington’s disease.

Benefits to volunteer:
The volunteer will get experience in:

Event planning and communications
Working with a national charity
This is a great opportunity to expand your skillset and on a social level meet and work with new people.

Days/Times:
Flexible to suit the needs of the volunteer.

Any restrictions:
Volunteers must be over 21 years of age.

Specific Activities:
– Plan and organise events in your local area with the support of a team and Fundraising coordinator. Events can be anything from a supermarket bag pack to a ball. It’s up to you what you do but if you need ideas there are SHA generic events (e.g. SHAre tea for HD party).

– Support the fundraising coordinator in their role

– Look for opportunities to raise awareness or additional funding in your local area

– Complete basic community fundraising paperwork to help SHA be fully accountable for the money raised.

Skills/attitudes required:
This role is perfect for someone who

-Has an interest in event planning

-Looking to increase employability skills for CV

-Has good influencing and people organising skills

-Is competent with Microsoft Office

-Can work with minimal supervision whilst remaining part of a dedicated team

-Is willing to comply with fundraising fundamentals and good practice

-Is committed to the work with SHA

PVG/Disclosure: YES/NO (Basic disclosure required)

No. of volunteers required: Open

Additional Information:
All volunteers will be supervised and supported by a member of staff from the Fundraising Team.

For interest in this role please contact Gemma or Linda by calling: 0141 848 0308 or via email: fundraising@hdscotland.org

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