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Functional Assessor - Work Capability Assessments

Closing date
1 Jun 2024

We are delighted to announce exciting opportunities for qualified clinicians to join our team as a Functional Assessor supporting Work Capability Assessments (WCA) here at Ingeus UK, part of the global human services provider APM Group.  

In addition to practical experience as a healthcare practitioner you have invaluable transferable skills such as critical analysis, objectivity, and logical thinking just to name a few. We’d like to offer you the opportunity to use these skills in a different way to support the most vulnerable people in our society.   

You will be part of a like-minded team of professional clinicians that has a voice in how we improve our claimants’ experience and in positively raising the profile of the Health Assessment Advisory Service through leading change, mentorship, and coaching.  

As a Functional Assessor your primary responsibilities will be: 

  • To conduct comprehensive WCA functional health assessments through evaluation of claimants’ ability to undertake activities of daily living pertaining to work, specifically in relation to physical and mental, cognitive, and intellectual functions.  

  • Prepare detailed reports outlining claimants’ functional abilities with well-reasoned recommendations, for submission to the Department of Work and Pensions.  

  • Collaborate with your colleagues to deliver a high-quality service to our claimants.  

  • Contribute to the continued improvement and service excellence of health assessment services in the UK.   

To be considered for this Functional Assessor role, you will need: 

  • A minimum of 12 months of post-graduate experience as a registered RGN Nurse, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.  

  • Strong critical analysis and logical thinking skills. 

  • A good level of IT literacy, as you will be required to utilise various software and on-line tools to document your assessments and communicate your findings. 

We are committed to supporting our employees and providing a comprehensive benefits package to help you thrive both professionally and personally. Here's a glimpse of what we can offer you:  

  • Continuous Professional Development: Access to training and learning opportunities to expand your skills and advance your career. 

  • Clinical Registration Fee Reimbursement: We cover the cost of maintaining your professional credentials. 

  • Private Medical Insurance: A comprehensive healthcare plan. Single cover from 6 months of employment.  

  • Private Pension Scheme: A defined contribution pension scheme after 12 months service. 

  • Extra Annual Leave: Flexibility to purchase additional holiday days to suit your personal needs. 

  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to confidential counselling for your mental and emotional well-being. 

  • Life Assurance 3 x Salary. A benefit to protect your loved ones in the event of an unexpected loss. 

  • Salary Finance: Access to financial education, loans, and tools to achieve your financial goals. 

  • Travel Season Ticket Loan. 

  • The opportunity to buy Extra Perks such as, Critical Illness Cover, Dental Insurance. 

  • Long Service Awards. 

  • Volunteering: Up to two days each year dedicated to Community Giving. 

  • Online shopping discounts via Discount Marketplace. 

About Ingeus UK and the Health Assessment Advisory Service (HAAS): 

We have been awarded the Health Assessment Advisory Service contract for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in South East England, London, and East Anglia. This new service will launch in 2024 and will run for at least five years.  

The Health Assessment Advisory Service arranges and carries out assessments for DWP. The purpose of the assessment is to understand how an illness or disability affects a person’s daily life. After the assessment, DWP makes the decision as to whether the individual will receive any benefits.  

Ingeus is part of global human services provider, APM Group. Our mission is to enable better lives and, in the UK, we work with government, employers, and local partners to design and deliver services to help create strong societies where people have the independence, knowledge, and know-how to thrive. We deliver services to help people improve their employment, skills, health, and wellbeing. We’re purpose-led, passionate, and proud to work with customers and communities to drive social change.  

Our culture treats everyone with dignity and respect, ensuring that every individual is comfortable, confident, and recognised for the value of their contributions. We welcome applications from everyone – if you require any assistance with any part of the recruitment process or would like alternative formats, please get in touch.

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