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Region:           Highland Adult Clinical Service – Scottish Huntington’s Association

Base:               Hybrid working: home and office (office location to be agreed with successful applicant)

Salary:             £34,976 - £38,074 (pro rata)

Hours:             One full time post (36 hours) or two part-time posts are available


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?


It’s an exciting time to join Scottish Huntington’s Association with the launch of our 2023-28 Standing Tall strategy to transform the care and support of Huntington’s families, expand services and increase awareness of the disease, and deepen our involvement and support for world-leading research and clinical trials.


We are looking for a specialist support professional to join our nationwide network of Huntington’s Disease Specialists. As the Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist for Highland you will provide care management, specialist assessment and emotional support to individuals and families.


Working in partnership with local Health and Social Care teams, and with the support of the North of Scotland Genetics Service, the Senior HD Specialist for Highland will also provide advice, training and education to professionals and voluntary agencies involved in all aspects of Huntington’s disease care.


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 health and social care staff from a wide-range of backgrounds, such as Nursing, Allied Health Professional, Social Work or Medicine. Professional body membership is essential. Previous experience of Huntington’s disease would be advantageous, but is not essential. Training on Huntington’s disease 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 complete our list of essential criteria. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.


Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) 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.


Join us and you will find a values-driven organisation, founded by families for families. We are recognised at national and international levels for our expertise in supporting the Huntington’s disease community through our Huntington’s Disease Specialists, Specialist Youth Advisors and Financial Wellbeing Officers.


We encourage informal enquiries which can be made to Liz McConnell, Team Leader, at or by calling 07916062120


Further information and an electronic application pack can be obtained from the links below. Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form can be sent to:

David McNiven (Fundraising Operations and Administration Officer)         
T: 0141 848 0308        E:


Closing date for applications: Monday 9 January 2023   

Interview date: TBC

Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
Job Description
Person Specification

SHA is a registered charity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Scottish Charity No: SCO10985.