Doctor Disability Assessor

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Job Description

Are you a qualified Doctor looking for a better work-life balance? This role offers a fantastic opportunity to enhance your assessment skills and expand your clinical knowledge while making a positive impact on people's lives. You will work with a diverse range of individuals and handle challenging situations.

Role Overview:

As a clinical expert, you will assess and examine individuals with disabilities and illnesses who have applied for Employment and Support Allowance. Through sensitive listening, questioning, and insights, you will report on how their disability or health condition affects their daily life. Your factual report will assist the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in determining their eligibility for benefits.

You will receive support to efficiently manage your caseload, allowing you to give consultations the attention they deserve. This role does not require long hours, night shifts, or taking work home.

Upon applying, our team of specialist recruiters will guide you through the recruitment process and match you with a client that aligns with your role, location, and requirements.


  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Option to buy or sell back BH days
  • Potential to earn an additional £2500 per annum through extra training
  • Private medical insurance, life assurance, pension scheme, and healthcare cash
  • Medical indemnity cover and protected CPD
  • Supportive working environment with ongoing CPD support
  • GMC fee reimbursement and revalidation support
  • Flexible benefits tailored to your requirements and lifestyle

Training & Development:

You will undergo a comprehensive induction and training program to ensure you are fully prepared for your role, earning over 100 hours of CPD within your first 3 months. Ongoing professional development opportunities will be provided throughout your career to keep your knowledge current, and you will have ample exposure to develop your skills and clinical knowledge.


  • Current and fully GMC registered with a valid license to practice in the UK
  • Eligibility to live and work in Northern Ireland (no sponsorship opportunities available)
  • Minimum of 1-year post-qualification work experience in accordance with government legislation
  • No previous assessor experience required as full training will be provided
  • UK driving license not required for this role

Why SJB Medical:

We are the longest-standing recruitment agency for DWP assessor contractors and pride ourselves on supporting our healthcare candidates throughout the entire recruitment process. We are committed to maintaining and promoting a culture of equality and diversity, ensuring equal and fair treatment for all job applicants regardless of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or marital status. Reasonable adjustments and accommodations will be considered during the recruitment process to provide a fair experience for all.

10 Interview Questions You Might Get Asked

These are questions that we think might come up at some point during the interview process. It's worth prepping answers for the questions below, as well as other key areas you think will be important to secure the role.

1. Can you tell us about your experience as a qualified Doctor and how it relates to this role? 2. How do you prioritize your caseload and manage your time efficiently? 3. Can you provide an example of a challenging situation you've faced as a doctor and how you handled it? 4. How do you approach assessing and examining individuals with disabilities and illnesses? Can you walk us through your process? 5. How do you ensure sensitivity and empathy when listening to individuals' experiences and asking them questions about their health conditions? 6. Can you explain the importance of factual reporting in determining eligibility for benefits? 7. How do you stay up to date with medical knowledge and advancements in your field? 8. What steps do you take to ensure your assessments are accurate and thorough? 9. How do you handle difficult or emotional situations with clients during consultations? 10. How do you maintain a work-life balance and ensure your own well-being while working as a doctor?

5 Questions You Could Ask

Based on the job description above, here are 5 questions we think you could ask during your interview. Use them as a guide to help you write your own questions.

Remember: Always have at least 5 questions prepared for the interview. If you do not, you run the risk of looking unprepared.

  • What is the typical caseload for this role?
  • Can you provide more information about the comprehensive induction and training programme?
  • What opportunities are there for career progression within the company?
  • Can you tell me more about the ongoing CPD support that is provided?
  • What is the process for reimbursing GMC fees and supporting revalidation?
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Job Data

Company: SJB Medical

Location: London

Posted: 2023-11-16 00:00:00

Salary: £65,000

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Job Type: permanent

FT or PT: part_time

Category: Healthcare / nursing

Latitude: 51.507322

Longitude: -0.127647

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