Disability Assessor

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Job Description

Salary: £35,000 rising to £37,000 at the end of probation.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Part-Time Available

Are you a Healthcare Professional (RGN, RMN, RNLD, Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist or Paramedic) that is looking for a better work-life balance? This role is a fantastic opportunity to hone your assessment skills and develop your clinical knowledge, whilst making a difference to people's lives. You will work with a diverse range of people handling challenging situations.

Role overview: You will draw on your experience as a clinical expert to assess and examine individuals with disabilities and illnesses who have applied for Employment and Support Allowance. You'll listen sensitively to their experiences, ask questions and use your insights to report on how their disability or health condition is affecting their daily life. Your factual report will help the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) determine their eligibility for benefits. You will be supported in managing your caseloads efficiently, with the time to give consultations the care and attention they deserve. You will not be expected to work long days, do night shifts or take work home with you.

Once you apply, you will be contacted by one of our team of specialist recruiters who will guide and advise you through the recruitment process and match you with a client which we feel best suits your role, location and requirements.


  • 25 days of annual leave BH - option to buy additional days or sell back.
  • Ability to earn an extra £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.
  • HCPC/NMC fee reimbursement and revalidation support.
  • All flexible benefits can be tailored to your requirement and lifestyle.

Training & Development: To ensure you are fully prepared for your new role, you will embark on a comprehensive induction and training programme, earning over 100 hours of CPD within your first 3 months. Ongoing professional development will be given throughout your career to keep your knowledge current and you will have plenty of exposure to develop your skills and clinical knowledge.


  • Currently and fully NMC/HCPC registered with a valid licence to practise in the UK.
  • Eligibility to live and work in Northern Ireland (no sponsorship opportunities are available).
  • Government legislation requires at least 1-year post-qualification work experience.
  • Previous experience as an assessor is not required as you will be fully trained to do the role.
  • A UK driving licence is NOT required for these roles.

Why SJB Medical: We are the longest-standing recruitment agency for DWP assessor contractors and pride ourselves on the support we give our healthcare candidates throughout the whole recruitment process. We believe that a diverse workforce adds to the success of our clients and as such, are committed to maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity throughout our recruitment process. Job applicants will receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or marital status. Our job advertisements will clearly and accurately state the requirements of the role to enable applicants to assess their suitability. To give everyone a fair experience, we will review and consider reasonable adjustments and accommodations during the recruitment process.

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.

  • Can you tell us about your experience as a healthcare professional and how it has prepared you for this role?
  • What interests you about working in a role that focuses on assessing and examining individuals with disabilities and illnesses?
  • How would you approach listening sensitively to someone's experiences and asking relevant questions to gather information?
  • Can you describe your process for assessing and reporting on how a disability or health condition affects someone's daily life?
  • How do you prioritize and manage your caseload to ensure consultations receive the care and attention they deserve?
  • Can you provide an example of a challenging situation you have encountered in your previous work and how you handled it?
  • What are your thoughts on the work-life balance offered in this role, including not being expected to work long days or take work home with you?
  • How do you stay current with your clinical knowledge and skills, and what are your plans for ongoing professional development?
  • Can you explain your understanding of the eligibility criteria for Employment and Support Allowance and how your reports contribute to the Department for Work and Pensions' decision-making process?
  • What qualities do you possess that would make you a valuable member of our team, and how do you contribute to a supportive working environment?

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 process for assessing and examining individuals with disabilities and illnesses?
  • What kind of support will be provided to manage caseloads efficiently?
  • Can you provide more details on the training and development opportunities available?
  • What is the typical workload and work-life balance like in this role?
  • Are there any opportunities for career progression within the organization?
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Job Data

Company: SJB Medical

Location: London

Posted: 2023-11-18 00:00:00

Salary: £35,000

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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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