The career move you've been looking for

Say hello to a new chapter in your life.

Are you a nurse, paramedic, physiotherapist or occupational therapist looking for a new challenge? We are on the lookout for Disability Analysts to join our dynamic team.

By joining our team of Disability Analysts, you will enjoy a structured working week allowing a great work life balance, rewarding pay and the opportunity to develop your skills in new ways. 

Your career with us will be built around you. We offer flexible working patterns and award-winning clinical training resources that can help you to grow as a healthcare professional.

Our starting salary is £32,000-£35,800 and our roles comes with a clear banding structure and progression pathway, which will allow for further increases up to £38,800 with opportunities for additional on target earnings of up to £1,600.

If you are interested, we would love to hear from you. If you have a query before applying please email, otherwise apply by clicking on the 'Apply' button.

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Why make the move?

Flexible working hours 

Our core hours are 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday, but you can choose to work weekend overtime and earn a lot more if you wish. 

We can also accommodate flexible working hours that suit your lifestyle and commitments outside of work.  

Good pay and progression 

Our Disability Analyst starting salary is £32,000-£35,800 and comes with a clear banding structure and progression pathway, which will allow for further increases up to £38,800 as you progress though our senior clinical roles.

We offer performance related bonuses of up to £1,600 on top of this and you can also work weekend hours to earn rewarding overtime payments if you want to. 

Award winning training 

Working as a Disability Analyst you will maintain your professional registration and expand your skills and knowledge as a healthcare professional. 

You will receive all of the training that you need to do the role with us and have a minimum of 36 hours of protected continuing professional development (CPD) time annually, with access to our award winning learning resources. 

Less admin and more autonomy 

You will have the freedom to manage your clinical assessments independently, but will work as part of our strong team dynamic. 

Appointments will be organised by a specialist admin team in advance and your work will be free from tasks like calling people who haven’t shown up or sending patient letters. All you will need to do is hold the consultation and write the PIP report. 

We get you 

Ascenti is a healthcare business through and through.

We also deliver physiotherapy services for the NHS and private customers, so you will work as part of a wider group of likeminded healthcare professionals. 

We are clinically-led, which means that many of our Directors are healthcare professionals themselves and understand you. 

Unlike other Disability Analyst employers this means that we have a clinical heart as well as the mind of a commercial business. 

Coronavirus update 

We are currently operating remotely, and you will be required to work from home until further notice. 

All appointments will be held over the phone until we are in the position to open our clinics and continue with our face-to-face consultations.

Ascenti continue to support the NHS throughout this time with several of our Disability Analysts being seconded across to support in high demand areas. If you already work in the NHS and wish to join Ascenti once the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic has settled, we are offering flexible start dates for later in the year to allow continued flexibility to ensure the NHS get the support it requires.


What does being a Disability Analyst involve?

Working as a Disability Analyst is a rewarding profession and our team are proud of what they do. 

You will meet people making a claim for the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) benefit in relation to a disability and hold a consultation with them. 

You will review information about them in advance of the appointment, ask a series of questions, make an assessment and then use this to produce a report. 

Your report will help the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to make their PIP benefits decisions. This ensures that the system is fair and that those who are most in need of help and support receive it. 

The conditions and impairments of those making a claim are often complex, so you will broaden your clinical experience and knowledge. 

Where has this new profession come from?

Disability assessments are not new. They have existed in one form or another since our benefits system was first introduced. 

In 2012 the Government introduced the Welfare Reform Act. This move was about making benefits fairer for everyone and improving the whole system in the UK, including childcare, housing and employment benefits. 

The Personal Independent Payment (PIP) benefit was introduced and since then anyone making a claim has had to have an independent assessment of their condition. 

These consultations must be carried out by a certified Disability Analyst with the right clinical background and training. 

Will I deal with a lot of unhappy people?

More than 95% of the people who have had a Personal Independent Payment (PIP) consultation with us said that they had a positive experience.

Many of these people have benefited from an assessment with a caring and understanding Disability Analyst who has supported them through a difficult process.

Who can become a Disability Analyst?

We can only accept applications from Paramedics, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists or Doctors who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) or the General Medical Council (GMC). 

You must also have two years of experience working within your related field. 

Many of our Disability Analysts are Paramedics, Nurses, Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists who made the move to improve their work life balance or to diversify their career. 

What training and support would I be given?

You do not need to worry about preparing for the job. 

We will give you all the training, skills and support that you need to thrive in your role as a Disability Analyst. 

The first step is completing your initial training as part of your induction period. This is a combination of online and classroom learning and lasts 2-3 weeks. 

Beyond this you will receive up to 3 hours per month of protected CPD time with access to ongoing training resources and support to develop in your role. 

Where would I work and who would be in my team?

Our team of 150 Disability Analysts work across 50+ clinics nationwide and are divided into regional teams. 

Every clinic is different, but most are located in commercial buildings in central locations to meet the travel and accessibility needs of those attending for a consultation. 

You will manage your caseload autonomously and carry out consultations independently in your own clinic room, but will work alongside other Disability Analysts based at your clinic. 

Your mentor, who is an experienced Disability Analyst, will visit you at least once a month and will also be in regular contact with you over the phone and online. 

Can I develop into a more senior role?

Yes. You will have the opportunity to progress through our banding structure which comes with improved pay and benefits at each level. 

You can also explore opportunities to progress down a management or training route if you would like to. 

Almost all of our senior employees and regional managers joined us as an entry-level Disability Analyst. We believe in nurturing home-grown talent and promoting people from within. 

Your line manager will give you an annual appraisal where you will be able to discuss your goals and opportunities to develop. 

What will my salary and benefits package look like?

The below is an approximate salary guide.

Entry-level Disability Analyst

Band 1 Senior Disability Analyst
£33,000 – £36,800 

Band 2 Senior Disability Analyst
£34,000 – £37,800 (eligible after two years of employment)

Band 3 Senior Disability Analyst
£35,000 – £38,800 (eligible after three years of employment)

Benefits package:

  • 25 days of annual leave 
  • Flexible working with overtime options 
  • Bonuses of up to £2,000 annually depending on your banding and performance 
  • Healthcare cash plan enabling you to claim back on costs such as dental
  • Free and discounted physio for you, your friends and family
  • Bupa Rewards scheme with savings across thousands of brands and retailers 
  • Pension scheme with salary exchange agreement option
  • Free counselling and support services if you need them
  • Company-wide and regional social events and initiatives
"Great training programme, supportive manager and a better work life balance. Yes, every day you assess claimants, but every person is different and it has expanded my knowledge as a nurse."
Disability Analyst,
Great Yarmouth
"Although assessments are completed independently, you do not feel alone with the level of support and teamwork around you."
Disability Analyst,
"The health professional was excellent; she was understanding, supportive, she listened and showed empathy. I really could not have asked for anyone better."
Service user,
Long Hanborough