Vacancy ID: 35536
Work location UK - England - Cambridgeshire
Office location: Peterborough
Vacancy closing date: Apr 29 2016
Starting salary from January 2016: £34000 perm or up to £95 per report contract
Are you looking to reinvigorate your career in 2016 with an exciting and cutting-edge organisation?
About Capita | DWP PIP
With over 68,000 employees and a rich mix of products, services and expertise, Capita are the nation's leading provider of outsourcing and support service solutions. We strive to empower individuals and reward performance. Joining our progressive company, you can expect plenty of rewarding career development opportunities and a whole host of impressive benefits too.
Operating in accordance with the Government’s welfare reforms, we are looking to employ talented health professionals to conduct disability assessments and provide advice to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) so that they can determine claimant eligibility for the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) benefit. This is an outstanding opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally in a high profile role with a cutting-edge employer.
About the role
As a Disability Assessor, you will assess individuals with health conditions that impact upon their daily living and mobility activities, who may be eligible for the PIP benefit. By establishing how they function in every aspect of their daily routine, you will build an understanding of how their condition impacts upon them. Using critical analysis and evaluation of evidence gathered at assessment, together with supporting documentary evidence from GP’s and specialists, you will produce and present a comprehensive report for the DWP.
This is a challenging but highly rewarding role that adds to your CPD and presents a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge and hone your clinical skill set. The role includes a comprehensive four-week training programme which will fully prepare you to undertake the new and varied challenges encountered.
With our intensive training course, together with continued support from a mentor, we will teach you all you need to know and fully support you throughout your role. However, to be considered for this opportunity you must be able demonstrate the following to apply:
At least 1 year of UK based post-registration experience as a Nurse (RGN/RMN), Occupational Therapist (OT), Physiotherapist, Paramedic or Doctor with an active, clean licence to practice.
Evidence of your UK registered license to practice with the NMC / HCPC / GMC
A positive attitude and friendly, professional manner with the ability to work both as part of a team and on your own initiative
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential to ensure you can converse directly with claimants and transfer complex information into a legible, concise report
Excellent IT skills
Ability to work under pressure, and be flexible and adaptable in your approach
A full, clean UK driver’s license and access to a vehicle
What’s in it for you?
Together with the excellent professional development opportunity this presents, you will also receive a substantial benefits package including:
Basic starting salary of £34000
Increasing to £35K on completion of comprehensive training programme & achievement of ‘Approved’ status from the DWP
Maximum Earning potential of £38K
23 days paid holidays (plus bank holidays)
Travel expenses reimbursed for permanent employees
Life Assurance & company pension
Excellent Career development opportunities
Contractor Working Hours: Flexible (minimum of 2.5 days a week) up to £95 per report plus £100 per day while training (expenses not included)
Please note: any offer of employment made will be subject to applicants successfully completing a number of security checks, including an Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB).
How to apply
Are you a Registered Nurse, Physiotherapist, Paramedic or Occupational Therapist and interested in learning more? Please visitwww.TrainedToDo.co.uk for full information or contact Sophie.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. If you think this is the career move for you, help us learn more about you by completing our short application process – click apply now.
Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.