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Financial Wellbeing Officer

Region: National Post – South West Scotland

Duration: Temporary -Maternity Cover

Location :  Hybrid Model: Home based / office based

Salary:   £30,716 pro rata

Hours :   28 hours per week

 

Are you motivated to make a positive change to the lives of people who live in families that are impacted by the devastating, neurological condition Huntington’s disease? This is an exciting opportunity to become part our National Financial Well- Being Service (FWS.) You will work closely with the FWS Lead and two other FWO’s to provide invaluable financial support to people living in HD families. The post holder will work in an integrated style with SHA’s Huntington’s disease (HD) Specialists, our national Specialist Youth Service including professional staff from a wide variety of backgrounds and multiple external agencies.

 

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and who will 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 & Energy Advice service including welfare rights; debt advice; energy advice and financial planning & products.

 

The successful candidate should be able to work autonomously in this challenging and innovative post. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent time keeping and caseload management skills. A substantial level of financial work experience is essential. This is a community post, therefore a clean, current driving licence and use of a car complete our list of essential requirements.

 

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.

 

Electronic application pack can be found using the links below. Please submit both the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to:

 

David McNiven, Fundraising Operations & Admin Officer
sha-admin@hdscotland.org
0141 848 0308

 

Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 

Closing date for applications     15th August 2022

Interview date:                             TBC

Senior Huntington's Disease Specialist

Region: Dumfries & Galloway

Location : Hybrid Model: Home based / office based (TBC)

Salary:  £34,976 - £38,074 (Pro rata)

Hours : 18 hours per week

 

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 and cognitive symptoms.

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen allowing Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) to create a unique post for a part-time Huntington’s Disease Specialist to support families throughout Dumfries & Galloway(D&G). Providing the opportunity to manage a bespoke Specialist Huntington’s disease service within our growing Scottish Charity which will offer specialist assessment, one to one emotional support, facilitation of Huntington’s disease care management and advice & information to families impacted by Huntington’s Disease (HD).

 

Working in partnership with D&G NHS Health and Social Care teams, the service will also provide advice, training and education to  professionals and voluntary agencies involved in all aspects of Huntington’s disease care.

 

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and who will have a positive influence on the quality of life for individuals and their families who are impacted by HD. The successful candidate should have the ability to work autonomously using their own initiative in this challenging and innovative post. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent timekeeping and caseload management skills. Previous experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred but not essential.  Our current staff have been recruited from a variety of backgrounds in mental health, physical disability, social work, neurology or palliative care. SHA will provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to acquire all the specialist knowledge required.

 

The Scottish Huntington’s Disease Association invites applications from professionals who have a background in allied health, nursing or social work, and who have a valid, current professional qualification & membership with their professional body.

A substantial level of post-basic experience is desirable. Community based practice knowledge and a clean current driving licence and use of a car is essential.

 

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.

 

Electronic application pack can be found using the links below. Please submit both the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to:

 

David McNiven, Fundraising Operations & Admin Officer
sha-admin@hdscotland.org
0141 848 0308

 

Person Specification

Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 

Closing date for applications: 25th August 2022

Interview date: 5th September 2022

 

N.B. Post Covid-19, SHA has adopted a more flexible hybrid model of working, office based is the predominant approach with some home working where appropriate.

 

Interviews and induction processes for successful candidates will take place via Microsoft Teams