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Report to: Senior HD Specialist  Salary: £17,676 - £18,909 (pro-rata) Location: Greater Glasgow & Clyde Service, Paisley Hours: 20 hours per week (part-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).

 

We are currently looking to recruit an Admin/Resource Worker on a 20 hour per week contract to provide administrative support to our Greater Glasgow & Clyde Huntington's Disease Service based in Business First, Burnbrae Road, Linwood. The post holder will be expected to provide administrative support to the Senior HD Specialist, and HD Specialists including the production of reports and the collation of information and resources as required by the service.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To develop and maintain efficient administrative systems in support of the Glasgow & Clyde HD Specialist Service. To assist SHA to promote awareness of the needs and challenges of HD families through the provision of information as guided by the SHDS. To assist the SHDS and HDS to maintain accurate records and statistical data as required by the HD Specialist Service, using Windows-based computer systems including databases and spreadsheets. To assist the SHDS and HDS to maintain accurate financial records as required by SHA. To assist with the update of clinical activity and the input of clinical information to the SHA database as specified by the SHDS and HDS. To assist in the organisation of local and national study days / training sessions. To assist with mailshots, audit and service satisfaction surveys. To develop, in conjunction with the SHDS and HDS a, resource library of relevant, updated material relating to the HD client group. To communicate appropriately with clients, professional staff and other relevant agencies. This job description may be subject to review following discussion with the post holder and management of SHA.

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Accountable to: SHA Board of Directors Report to: Senior HD Specialist Salary: £29,508 – £32,645 (pro-rata) Location: Grampian Service, Aberdeen Hours: 18 hours per week with the possibility of going full-time in October (part-time)
Summary of Opportunities: The HDS will be a member of the Grampian Huntington’s disease specialist service based in the Clinical Genetics Department, Ashgrove House, Aberdeen, whilst also being part of the wider SHA multidisciplinary teams. The service covers all geographical areas within Grampian. 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 Grampian. 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 Grampian 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.

 

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Accountable to: SHA Board of Directors Report to: Senior HD Specialist Salary: £29,508 – £32,645 (pro-rata) Location: Greater Glasgow & Clyde Service, Paisley Hours: 22.5 per week (part-time)
Summary of Opportunities: The HDS will be a member of the Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GG&C) Huntington’s disease specialist service based in Business First, Burnbrae Road, Linwood, whilst also being part of the wider SHA multidisciplinary teams. The service covers all geographical areas within GG&C. 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 GG&C. 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 GG&C 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

 

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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