Nurse Functional Assessor

Posted 26 June 2024
Salary£37500 - £40000 per annum
Job type Permanent

Job description

  • Salary: £37,000 - £40,000 + £2,000 after one year + ongoing bonus of up to 10%
  • Hybrid

Are you a qualified Nurse in need of better work-life balance? Do you want regular hours so you can make the most of life? If so, we can offer you a Functional Assessor role that comes with 9 to 5 hours and true hybrid working - plus the chance to make the most of your medical skills. Could you be a Functional Assessor? Read on to find out.

The role

As a Functional Assessor, your main task will be to assess individuals and how their disabilities or conditions affect their work life. Drawing on your clinical expertise, you'll listen carefully and take down each person's medical history before performing a physical examination. You'll then produce concise, accurate reports for the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) so they can decide each person's eligibility for benefits.
The role involves meeting people both face-to-face and via telephone/video. But whether you connect online or in person, you'll be sensitive, compassionate and able to ask the right questions while upholding best practice standards.

Rest assured that you'll have the time you need to make a precise assessment and give each person your whole attention. And while you'll work unsupervised, you'll be part of a wider multi-disciplinary team - support is all part of the package.

Once you apply, one of our specialist sjb medical recruiters will support you through the virtual application submission process. Please note that you must be committed to working at least three days per week for the part-time role.

About you

  • An NMC Level 1 Registered Nurse with a minimum of 12 months broad-based clinical post-registration experience within the past 5 years.
  • Experience of working with adults in a range of clinical situations.
  • NMC-registered with proof of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Great oral and written communication skills, with the ability to negotiate and respond to a rapidly changing environment.
  • IT skills and experience of using a range of software
  • Self-aware and focused on professional development
  • Honest and able to maintain integrity and customer confidentiality
  • Motivated to contribute to quality customer service, demonstrating empathy, respect and sensitivity in assessment delivery.
  • Able to work on your own initiative to meet deadlines and standards.
  • Ready to work as a reliable and efficient team member and willing to support the multi-disciplinary team.


  • A competitive salary.
  • £1,000 after six months & £1,000 after 12 months (if approved).
  • Quality-related bonus of up to 10% once approved and eligible.
  • 25 days of annual leave + BH with option to buy additional days or sell back.
  • Annual registration fees paid.
  • A comprehensive training programme.
  • Full IT equipment provided for remote working.
  • Regular 1-2-1 reviews with your manager.
  • Up to 6% employer matched pension contribution.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • Wellbeing, care and support - i.e. Room to talk (counselling), peer support, wellbeing webinars, a Wisdom Wellbeing app and more.


You can look forward to four days of dedicated CPD per year, 1:1 clinical coaching with a dedicated coach and communities of practice. There'll also be the opportunity to undertake professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching to expand your capabilities. Other development opportunities include internal promotion and the chance to be part of a global network of healthcare professionals and work in various sectors. This is where it starts: apply now and take the first step.

Why SJB Medical

We are the longest-standing recruitment agency for DWP assessor contractors and pride ourselves on the support we give our healthcare candidates throughout the whole recruitment process. We believe that a diverse workforce adds to the success of our clients and as such, are committed to maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity throughout our recruitment process.

Job applicants will receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or marital status. Our job advertisements will clearly and accurately state the requirements of the role to enable applicants to assess their suitability. To give everyone a fair experience, we will review and consider reasonable adjustments and accommodations during the recruitment process.