Job Description

Health & Disability Assessor

North West England

£35000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent training & benefits!


Acute Medicine


Weekdays only

04/01/2022 - 01/02/2022


Role: HCPC/NMC Registered – Disability Analyst


Location: Lancaster


Salary: £35,000 to £42,000 pa OTE, Full and Part Time roles available.


Company: Independent Assessment Services


Clinical Staff groups: NMC Registered Nurses (RGN, RMN or RNLD), HCPC Registered Physiotherapists, HCPC Registered Occupational Therapists (OT) and HCPC Registered Paramedics.


Merco are proudly recruiting in partnership with Independent Assessment Services (IAS) to offer candidates this exciting opportunity to work permanently and directly for IAS on the DWP’s Personal Independent Payment contract. The role will require you to use your broad-based medical experience and clinical knowledge to conduct independent health assessments and write reports for the DWP. Although not a decision-making role, you will be using and honing your critical reasoning skills and drawing upon your experiences, skills & knowledge to ensure that your part in the assessment process is positive, dignified and professional.


Once you apply, you will be contacted by one of our team of specialist recruiters who will guide and advise you through the online recruitment process that now includes exercises to give you a taster of what the job is like.

Previous experience as is Disability Assessor is not required as you will be fully trained to do the role, however, Government legislation requires you to have at least 12 months’ post qualification work experience in one of the above Nursing or AHP disciplines working with people aged 16 – 64.  

NB A Driving licence is no longer required for these roles.


Why should you apply: 

- Use your clinical expertise in a new way whilst enjoying a great work-life balance with excellent benefits

- Grow your medical knowledge in a friendly team environment

- Knowledge gained will be applied to the decision of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit

- A big investment is made in you as an employee, especially during the professional all new training academy you will complete over the first 6 months to become an accredited Disability Analyst.

- Earn over 140 hours of CPD within the first 3 months along with ongoing professional development throughout to keep clinicians at the top of their game!

- Excellent career development potential



- 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, childcare 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 get in touch.