Top job! Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist

  • Full time
  • £33,298 – £36,248
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 12th February 2021

  • Advertised from 13th January 2021
  • Permanent. 36 hours


Due to retirement we have a vacancy for a Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist (SHDS) post within our Grampian service. The post will be a full time post.

This is an exciting opportunity to manage our existing Grampian service within our growing Scottish Charity and to offer specialist assessment, one to one emotional support, provide Huntington’s disease care management advice and information to families impacted by Huntington’s Disease (HD) and to all professionals or voluntary agencies involved in their care management.

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; 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.

Scottish Huntington’s Association invites applications from professionals with a valid, current professional qualification in any of the specialities listed below

  • Nursing (RGN, RMHNl), Occupational Therapy or Speech and Language. 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.

Base: Clinical Genetics Centre, Ashgrove House Foresterhill, Aberdeen (All staff are currently home based until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted).

NB.Currently due to Covid-19 all of our staff are working from home providing telephone support, an exceptional few essential face to face visits where all other avenues such as “near me”, Microsoft teams and telephone contact have been exhausted are being carried out maintaining government and SHA guidelines.

Application notes

Further information and an electronic application pack can be obtained from our website:

Closing date for applications 12th February 2021

Interview date: TBC

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

SHA is a registered Charity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Scottish Charity No; SCO100985