PIP - Health and Disability Assessor

  • Job Reference: 395860312-2
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Merco Medical Staffing Ltd
  • Location: Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Salary: £35,000 to £38,500
  • Sector: Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Role: HCPC/NMC Registered - Office Based Disability Assessor

Location: Lancaster

Salary: £35,000

Company: Independent Assessment Services

Clinical Staff groups:

  • NMC Registered Nurses (RGN, RMN or RNLD)
  • HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
  • HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • HCPC Registered Paramedic

Government legislation requires at least two years' post qualification work experience to be able to start in the role.

Why should you apply:

  • Using your Clinical expertise in a new way whilst enjoying a great work-life balance with great benefits
  • Growing your medical knowledge in a friendly team environment
  • Knowledge gained will be applied to the decision of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit
  • A large investment is made in you as an employee, especially during the professional and excelling training academy you will complete
  • Within the first 3 months you will earn over 140 hours of CPD, along with this professional development being crucial throughout to keep Clinicians at the top of their game!

Role overview:

  • Conducting thorough and consultative PC and file based functional assessments on behalf of people who are living with a long-term health condition and/or disability
  • Following training, you will have the opportunity to cross train in complex cases, different processes for a PIP claim, or the potential to train in the face to face assessment of PIP applicants
  • Ensuring that your part in the assessment process is positive, dignified and professional
  • produce excellent written reports on the conditions presented to help the Department for Work and Pensions to make an informed decision around an individual's entitlement to the benefit


  • 25 days' annual leave, with the option to buy and sell up to 10 days
  • Pension scheme, matching up to 10% of your contributions
  • Life assurance, private medical insurance and medical indemnity insurance
  • Reimbursement of your annual NMC/HCPC registration fee
  • Health screening every two years, after one year's service
  • Thorough in-house and professional training and development, covering well over the required CPD hours to revalidate and maintain your professional registration
  • All flexible benefits can be tailored to your requirement and lifestyle: travel or dental insurance, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme and more.
Why Merco?
Merco have 16 years' clinical staffing experience - we only work with specialist and experienced clinicians providing work across the health and social care sector. We have excellent permanent and locum opportunities for Doctors, Nurses and AHPs.
If you are interested in discovering more about this or any other permanent or locum roles, please apply to the role.