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Senior Specialist Support Professional

  • Full time or Part time
  • £34,976 – £38,074
  • Highland region - Hybrid working model (office & home-based). Base will be negotiated depending on location of successful applicant
  • Closing 9th January 2023

  • Advertised from 25th November 2022
  • 36 hours


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.

Application notes

We encourage informal enquiries which can be made to Karen Sutherland at or by calling 07931 590 826

Further information and an electronic application pack can be obtained from

Closing date for applications: Monday 9 January 2023

Interview date: TBC

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