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Huntington's Disease Specialist

  • Part time
  • £30,098 pro-rata
  • SHA, Douglas Grant Resource Centre, Irvine Central Hospital, Kilwinning Road, Irvine, KA12 8SS
  • Closing 31st July 2020

  • Advertised from 9th July 2020
  • 18 hours per week. Permanent.


We have a vacancy for a part time HD Specialist in Ayrshire. This is an exciting opportunity to become part our Ayrshire Huntington’s Disease Specialist team who offers specialist assessment, one to one emotional support and provides HD care management advice and information to all individuals and their families whose lives are impacted by Huntington’s Disease (HD) and work in partnership with H&SC teams and other all professionals or voluntary agencies involved in their care.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and who will have a positive impact on the quality of life of families whose lives are impacted by HD. The successful candidate should have excellent community based working skills 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 time 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.

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

Nursing (1st level), Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language or other relevant field.

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.

NB: Currently due to Covid- 19 all of our staff are working from home providing telephone support. It is hoped that restrictions will ease in the not too distant future, however until restrictions of Covid -19 are lifted staff will continue to work from home, using Microsoft teams and Near Me to support our clients undertaking only essential home/face to face visits this may also mean that all interviews and induction for successful candidates will take place via Microsoft teams.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure.

Application notes

To obtain further information and to apply, please visit the our vacancy page


or call 0141 848 0308

Closing date for applications: 31st of July 2020

Interview date: 17th August 2020

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