Independent Medical Expert Group (IMEG) - Medical members x 2

Body: Independent Medical Expert Group (IMEG)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sector: Defence
Location: London with some UK travel
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: No but the MOD will reimburse reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.
Time Requirements: Approximately 10 days per year. Meetings are usually held at Ministry of Defence offices in London with some UK travel.

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    22 or 23/6/2020

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

IMEG’s role is to advise Min (DPV) on medical and scientific aspects of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and related matters. The IMEG are seeking a member to represent the ex-Service charities organisations. The overall responsibility of the member is to:

  • engage fully in collective consideration of the topics raised for investigation, taking account of the full range of evidence, based on science and medicine, including any guidance issued by the sponsor department or the responsible minister;
  • ensure that the code of Practice on Access to Government Information is adhered to;

ensure that the Group does not exceed its powers or functions.

Person Specification

The successful candidates must:


  • be medically qualified senior consultants, registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in one of the relevant specialities (trauma/orthopaedics, neurology, audio vestibular/audiological medicine, occupational medicine, psychiatry, respiratory medicine, epidemiology or rehabilitation) and be independent of the MOD, having not previously worked either in the Department or been a member of the Armed Forces;
  • have the ability to apply intellectual rigour to the medical and scientific aspects of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and related matters;
  • have experience of working collaboratively on high level committees at board level;
  • have the ability to take forward investigative work and the capacity to ensure that all issues are seen through to their conclusion;
  • demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly and engage constructively with the other IMEG members and stakeholders;
  • demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and teamwork;


The successful candidates should also:

  • have an interest in occupational medicine, disability analysis and personal injury compensation;

have an understanding of how the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme operates.

Additional Information

The appointment will be for a period of three years starting in 2020.

28580 - Diversity Form
28580 - Guaranteed Interview Scheme Declaration
28580- Campaign information pack - Two Medical members Final 2020- AMENDED
28580 - NDPB EOI
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