Become a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Disability Assessor

About the role:

If you’re an ambitious Health Professional looking to make a positive career change, it’s time to consider a forward-thinking company that’s dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement.

Working at Independent Assessment Services is both challenging and rewarding. With a focus on training, IAS will develop you and broaden your skills, while giving you flexible hours and a better work/life balance. And you’ll not just see big changes to your career and lifestyle, you’ll also get to use your expertise in a new, objective way.

But don’t just take our word for it. Read on to find out more about the role, find out why you should decide to make a change and learn more about our training programme and the benefits you’ll receive. 

Details of the role:

  • Carry out face-to-face consultations within the community or from a Consultation Centre. (Please note: Due to COVID-19 assessments are currently conducted remotely)
  • Using a PC or laptop, you would type notes during the consultation and then formalise into a detailed report which goes to DWP
  • Analyse and interpret clinical information and medical evidence, using this material to write a concise report to a professional standard – this report is then used as the basis for DWP to make decisions on whether a person does or does not get PIP
  • Work to productivity and quality standards agreed with DWP, dealing positively with any feedback received
  • Liaise with medical teams involved with a person’s care when necessary e.g. GPs, CPNs, Specialist Nurses, Social Care teams 

What to expect when you start:

  • The clinical side is very good: People depend on assessors to be accurate and fair.
  • You can keep up your learning: Keeping up your qualifications is both expected and encouraged. You get study leave and your professional fees are covered by Independent Assessment Services too.
  • It’s an environment of excellence: Independent Assessment Services have a vision: to deliver fair and accurate assessments 100% of the time. It’s all about delivering consistently high quality standards. So as you’d expect, everything you would do is to a standard, and everyone helps one another reach that standard. You’ll be pushed but it’s rewarding It’s key that you maintain your focus, making sure you look at all the information to hand, and ask all the questions you need to – in order to create a high quality, accurate report. The processes that are in place really help you with your job.
  • There is life after weekend working: Enjoy having weekends off and enjoy working office hours, while still using your nursing skills. If you do choose to work extra hours, the extra pay is great.


Summary of employee benefits

There are many reasons Health Professionals flourish at Independent Assessment Services. However, the skills you’ll develop, the work/life balance you’ll achieve and the people you’ll help are only a small part of the appeal of working with us. Let us tell you about some of the key benefits you’ll receive.

  • Annual Leave: On top of all bank holidays off, you’ll get 25 days’ leave each year and the option to buy or sell up to 10 days through our flexible benefits programme.
  • Pension: Company pension stakeholder scheme, where IAS match all your contributions up to a maximum of 10% of your basic salary.
  • Professional Registration: Reimbursement of your annual professional registration fee.
  • Life Assurance: Four times your salary for a stakeholder pension member or one times your salary for non-pension scheme members (Both subject to Medical Underwriting).
  • Private Medical Insurance: Single employee cover through AXA-PPP Healthcare, with the option to cover your dependants.
  • Medical Indemnity: Complimentary medical indemnity insurance covered under a corporate policy for all Independent Assessment Services work.
  • Health Screening: Free health checks every two years for employees with more than one year’s service.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Support and assistance to employees and their resident families regarding personal or work issues.
  • Training and Development: Continuous professional development and in-house training.
  • Sprint – Employee Share Ownership Plan: Available periodically and allows employees to purchase company shares at discounted prices.
  • Prosper Benefits Portal: Receive discounts, vouchers, cash back and other offers from over 4000 major retailers. Provides a platform to save tax and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) on childcare vouchers or on a new bike.
  • Additional Flexible Benefits: Chosen annually, these can be tailored to suit your lifestyle. Benefits include: travel insurance, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, Critical Illness cover, Hospital Cash plan and Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Award-winning Employee Support Networks: As IAS strive to be diverse and inclusive, you’ll have access to Employee Support Networks that will be your link with the leadership team but will also be able to support and advise you in different areas: Members of the Armed Forces (Armed Forces Network, which received the Golden Award 2016), Generational Diversity (Aeon Network), Ability (Adapt Network), Gender (Aspire Network), LGBT and friends (Pride Network), and Cultural (Together Network).

If you would like to discuss the role with our team please feel free to contact us at or visit