Independent Medical Expert Group (IMEG) – Recruitment of two Medical Members

Body: Independent Medical Expert Group (IMEG)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sector: Defence
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: No
Time Requirements: 10 Days

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


An announcement will be made once the required pre employment checks have been completed.


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

We are now looking to appoint two medical members to replace members in the specialities of trauma surgery and orthopaedics and adult psychiatry with an interest in traumatic psychological disorders.

The overall role and responsibilities of a Member are to:

·       engage fully in collective consideration of topics raised for investigation, taking account of the full range of the 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.

·       understand that communications between the Group and Min (DPV) will generally be through the Chair, except where the Group has agreed that  an individual member should act on its behalf. Nevertheless, any Group member has the right of access to Min (DPV) on any matter which he or she believes raises important issues relating to his or her duties as a Group member. In such cases the agreement of the rest of the Group should normally be sought.


Person Specification

Candidates must demonstrate all the following essential criteria.

The successful candidates must:

1.    Be medically qualified consultants of established standing in the specialities of adult psychiatry, trauma surgery or orthopaedics, and be independent of the MOD, having not previously been employed either in the Department or been a member of the Armed Forces.

2.    Have a track record of substantial academic achievement, as evidenced by publications in the peer-reviewed medical literature, such as papers on original research, reviews, and book chapters in learned texts.

3.    Demonstrate an ability to apply intellectual rigour to the cross-speciality medical and scientific aspects of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and related matters.

4.    Demonstrate an ability to contribute to investigative work by drafting evidence-based, referenced reviews of topics relevant to AFCS.

5.    Be a completer, ensuring that all issues are seen through to their conclusion.

6.    Be able and willing to work flexibly and engage constructively with the other members of IMEG and relevant stakeholders.

7.    Demonstrate a track record of working collaboratively on high level committees at board level.


The following criteria are also desirable:

1.    Demonstrate an interest in occupational medicine, disability analysis and personal injury compensation.

2.    Understand how AFCS operates and be familiar with IMEG’s published reports.


Additional Information

Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed in line with MOD’s policy.
48140_IMEG_MEMBER_Expression of Interest Form
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