Financial Wellbeing Service Lead

Region: South East Scotland or South West Scotland (negotiable)

Base: Hybrid working model (office and home based)

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £32,886-£35,369 (Salary band 33-36)

Hours: 36 hours, full time (job share will be considered)

Closing date: 23 February at noon

Are you an experienced financial wellbeing advisor who has a passion to improve the quality of life and experience of those living with a neurological condition? This rewarding role offers the opportunity to work directly with families, share your expertise, and develop your skills while leading a high performing team in support the Huntington’s disease community.

Our Financial Wellbeing Service delivers bespoke advice across a range of money topics to clients living with Huntington’s disease across Scotland and has delivered more than £6million in financial gain for families since 2015.

About the role

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 impacted by Huntington’s disease (HD) by managing and delivering a high quality financial wellbeing and energy advice service. As Financial Wellbeing Service Lead you will ideally have experience in service management as well as mentoring and supporting others in the advice sector. We expect you to have considerable expertise in delivering advice to vulnerable groups across at least two out of our four main advice areas – welfare rights; debt advice; energy advice; financial planning and products – and be willing to learn in any area where you have less experience. The successful candidate should be able to work flexibly and autonomously using their own initiative. Strong leadership and good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent organisation and caseload management. The post holder will have high attention to detail and able to work collaboratively with a wide range of professionals to provide a unique, high quality service to families.

You will play a key role in the mission of Scottish Huntington’s Association as a member of our Extended Leadership Team and work with multiple stakeholders including Huntington’s Disease (HD) Specialists, the Youth Service and other appropriate agencies to deliver an effective service to families impacted by Huntington’s disease. You will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Financial Wellbeing Service providing leadership, support and supervision to team members, effective management of budgets, co-ordinating with the Income Generation team to provide service information to assist with service funding applications, and liaising with funders where appropriate.

The successful candidate will also have a caseload and work directly with families, delivering a holistic advice service in South East Scotland that provides advice, information and support on a range of money issues; accessing welfare benefits, debt, planning for the future and energy advice.

About us

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 personalised 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.

The successful candidate will join Scottish Huntington’s Association at an exciting time with the launch of Standing Tall: A Strategy for Growth 2023 – 28 to transform the care and support for Huntington’s families throughout Scotland. We are an ambitious and hard-working organisation, recognised at national and international levels for our expertise and approach.

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.

Generally speaking, symptoms begin to develop between the ages of 30 and 50 and can take between 10 and 25 years from starting until the end of life. However, each case of Huntington’s is unique and can vary dramatically both in terms of age of onset, speed of advance and range of symptoms.

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.

About you

• You will have experience in delivering advice in a welfare rights, money advice or energy advice capacity
• You will demonstrate good leadership qualities and ability to inspire a high performing team
• You will be confident in influencing decision-making at team and senior levels
• You will be a skilled communicator with good listening and inter-personal skills
• You will be enthusiastic and motivated to have a positive influence on the quality of life of the individuals on your caseload
• You will have a current UK driving licence and access to a car
• You will have experience of managing the conflicting priorities of a complex caseload
• You will be able to demonstrate your ability to work autonomously as an integral part of a small team

What we offer

• Salary of £32,886-£35,369 (Salary band 33-36) per annum
• Generous 32 days annual leave plus 5 fixed public holidays on appointment
• Increasing annual leave days to recognise long service (after 5 years)
• Contribution pension scheme
• An extended and thorough induction period with ongoing commitment to your training
• A flexible, hybrid approach to work
• Regular supervision
• Attention to facilitating peer support with colleagues throughout Scotland

How to apply

Please complete the Application Form to tell us about who you are and your experience/impact in previous or current roles.

Read the Job Description and Person Specification document carefully for more information about the role, and remember to complete the downloadable Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Email your application, including the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, with a subject line of Financial Wellbeing Service Lead to recruitment@hdscotland.org.

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 4 March (date to be confirmed) within our National Office, Paisley.

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

SHA is a registered charity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Scottish Charity Number SCO10985

Huntington's Disease Specialist

Region: National

Base: Hybrid working model (office and home based)

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £31,615 – £34,976

Hours: Up to full time (36 hours) Hours can be negotiated for suitable candidate

Closing date: 4 March at noon

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?

About the role

We are looking for a Health and Social Care professional to join our nationwide network of Huntington’s Disease Specialists to provide care management, specialist assessment and emotional support to individuals and families across Scotland.
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.

About us

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 personalised 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.
The successful candidate will join Scottish Huntington’s Association at an exciting time with the launch of Standing Tall: A Strategy for Growth 2023 – 28 to transform the care and support for Huntington’s families throughout Scotland. We are an ambitious and hard-working organisation, recognised at national and international levels for our expertise and approach.

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.
Generally speaking, symptoms begin to develop between the ages of 30 and 50 and can take between 10 and 25 years from starting until the end of life. However, each case of Huntington’s is unique and can vary dramatically both in terms of age of onset, speed of advance and range of symptoms.
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.

About you

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 timekeeping and caseload management abilities. Community-based practice knowledge, a driving licence and use of a car complete our list of essential criteria. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.

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 health and cognitive symptoms.

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.

What we offer

• Salary of £31,615 – £34,976 per annum
• Generous 32 days annual leave plus 5 fixed public holidays on appointment
• Increasing annual leave days to recognise long service (after 5 years)
• Contribution pension scheme
• An extended and thorough induction period with ongoing commitment to your training
• A flexible, hybrid approach to work
• Regular supervision
• Attention to facilitating peer support with colleagues throughout Scotland

How to apply

Please complete the Application Form to tell us about who you are and your experience/impact in previous or current roles.
Read the Job Description and Person Specification document carefully for more information about the role, and remember to complete the downloadable Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
Email your application, including the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, with a subject line of Huntington’s Disease Specialist to recruitment@hdscotland.org.
Interview date: Thursday 14 March within our National Office, Paisley.
Find out more about Huntington’s disease and the work of Scottish Huntington’s Association at hdscotland.org.
SHA is a registered charity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Scottish Charity Number SCO10985