Scottish Huntington's Association
Scottish Huntington's Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC010985

Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) is a Scottish charity that was established by families living with Huntington’s disease (HD) in the late 1980s. Experiencing directly the dearth of services available to them, the organisation pursued the goal of setting up specialist family support services and this ultimately blossomed into the development of an extensive network of specialist services.


Current vacancies

Huntington’s Disease Specialist

  • Full time
  • £27,441 – £32,162
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th January 2019

We have a vacancy for a Huntington’s Disease Specialist. An exciting opportunity to join our existing team and growing Scottish charity which offers specialist assessment, advice, information and support to families affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and professionals involved in their care.

Previous experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred but not essential; most of our staff have a background in mental health, physical disability, social work, neurology or palliative care. We will provide you with all the specialist knowledge you need. What we are looking for is someone who is enthusiastic and motivated and can have a positive impact on the quality of life of people living with the disease. You will also need to be able to work autonomously.

SHA invites applications from enthusiastic professionals to work autonomously in this challenging and innovative post. Candidates require a qualification in Nursing (1st level), Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other relevant field. A substantial level of post-basic experience is desirable. Community-based practice knowledge is essential. A clean current driving licence and use of a car is essential.

The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme check.

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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Based at National Office (Paisley)
  • Closing 4th February 2019

An opportunity exists to join this vibrant, growing Scottish charity, which offers specialist advice, information and support to families affected by Huntington’s disease and professionals involved with their care.

We are seeking an experienced Communications Officer. You will be able to develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy working with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You will assist the charity to develop compelling cases for support and manage key messages across a range of communication platforms. You will report and evaluate the charity’s communication activities. You will work with senior managers to promote awareness of Huntington’s disease and the work of Scottish Huntington’s Association.

This is a new, permanent post and funded by the charity.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Admin / Resource Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,414 – £18,629 pro-rata
  • Based at East Day Home, King’s Cross Hospital, Clepington Road, Dundee, DD3 8EA
  • Closing 13th July 2018

An opportunity exists to join this vibrant, growing Scottish charity, which offers specialist advice, information & support to families affected by Huntington’s disease and professionals involved with their care.

We are seeking an experienced administrative worker, for our Dundee office. You will have excellent communication and PC skills including databases, spreadsheets and working knowledge of NHS IT applications, including Windows-based computer systems and audio typing. You will be able to carry out budgetary tasks, manage Huntington’s Disease Management Clinic appointments, HD Specialist appointments and type Clinic letters. You will have a high level of initiative and be able to work autonomously.

Funding for this post is provided by Scottish Huntington’s Association.

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This vacancy has now closed

Financial Wellbeing Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,627 pro-rata
  • Based at National Office, Paisley
  • Closing 25th July 2018

We are seeking a candidate with experience of income maximisation and money advice.

In this skilled role you will provide direct information, advice and guidance to families living with Huntington’s disease in relation to welfare rights, debt management, financial planning and accessing financial products. You will have at least two years’ experience and a track record of improving the financial outcomes for clients living with long-term conditions, mental ill health or physical disability.

A clean driving license and use of a car are essential for this post.

Funding for this post is provided by Scottish Huntington’s Association.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Admin Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,629 – £20,154 pro-rata
  • Based at National Office (Paisley)
  • Closing 17th September 2018

An opportunity exists to join this vibrant, growing Scottish charity, which offers specialist advice, information and support to families affected by Huntington’s disease and professionals involved with their care.

We are seeking an experienced senior administrative worker, for our National Office. You will have experience managing a busy office environment and supervising staff. You will be able to support the Senior Management Team and you will have excellent communication and PC skills including databases, spreadsheets and working knowledge of Windows-based computer systems.

Funding for this post is provided by Scottish Huntington’s Association.

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Volunteering

Volunteer Fundraising Co-ordinator

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Fundraising

18th June 2015

The Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) exists to tackle the inequalities in health and social care provision, ensure families are better connected to support and services and increase the capacity of other agencies through training and education. Fundraising Co-ordinator… Read more

Volunteer Fundraising Co-ordinator

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Fundraising

18th June 2015

The Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) exists to tackle the inequalities in health and social care provision, ensure families are better connected to support and services and increase the capacity of other agencies through training and education. Fundraising Co-ordinator… Read more

Wellbeing Volunteer

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Befriending / Mentoring

28th February 2013

The Scottish Huntington's Association exists to provide support to those individuals and families affected by Huntington's Disease - a devastating, genetic, progressive and incurable neuropsychiatric illness, with the children of a parent with the gene that causes the illness hav… Read more

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