Industrial Injuries Advisory Council - 2 Members

Body: Department for Work and Pensions
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sectors: Health, Science & Technology
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £142 per meeting
Time Requirements: IIAC meets four times a year, and has a standing committee (the Research Working Group) that also meets four times a year. However, much of the preparation for its work takes place outside of meetings. The Council has also committed to meet with a range of stakeholders including holding public meetings.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    02/05/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    02/06/2019

  • Panel Sift

    05/06/2019

  • Final Interview Date

    19/07/2019

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (The Council) is an independent statutory body set up in 1946 to advise the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland on matters relating to the Industrial Injuries Scheme. The majority of the Council’s time is spent considering whether the list of prescribed diseases for which benefit may be paid should be added to or amended. The Council can also provide advice on the administration of the scheme.

The Council is seeking to fill two roles. We welcome applications from experts across all fields of occupational health. For the first role we are seeking experience in the impact of the broad issues surrounding disability; and, for the second role, we are seeking a member to represent the interests of employees.

Person Specification

Independent Medical or Scientific Expert

Essential criteria

  • Expertise in the key issues and causes of occupational ill health and the impact of the broad issues surrounding disability (will have published papers on occupational injuries and diseases) preferably with a reputation as an expert in your selected field;
  • Proven ability to analyse complex technical and/or medical issues relating to the detail of occupational health and industrial injuries/diseases;
  • Experience of conducting reviews impartially and objectively, and the ability to contribute to the drafting of Council reports;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills – especially the ability to communicate to different audiences;
  • Able to fulfil the role with professional integrity, exemplifying the highest standards of behaviour in public life.

Desirable criteria

  • Expertise in occupational respiratory medicine, epidemiology, or a combination of these;
  • Experience as a member of an expert Committee or similar body;
  • General knowledge of:
      • industrial injuries compensation,
      • disability and sickness-related benefits,
      • the framework of legislation – Acts, Regulations, including general anti-discrimination, data protection or human rights legislation.

Representative of Employees

Essential criteria

  • The ability to contribute an understanding of employee interests on industrial injuries, including accidents at work and diseases caused by work – ideally candidates will have a strong network (or relationship) with key employee stakeholders;
  • An understanding of the key issues in occupational health and awareness of the broad issues surrounding disablement, compensation and rehabilitation;
  • Excellent written and oral communication interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate to different audiences;
  • Able to fulfil the role with professional integrity, exemplifying the highest standards of behaviour in public life.

Desirable criteria

  • An ability to analyse technical issues relating to occupational health and industrial injuries/diseases as they affect the operation of the scheme in practice;
  • General knowledge of:
    • industrial injuries compensation,
    • disability and sickness-related benefits, and
    • the framework of legislation – Acts, Regulations, including general anti-discrimination, data protection and human rights legislation.

How to Apply

In order for us to progress your application please submit the following completed documentation:

  • A CV (maximum 2-3 pages) with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history.
  • An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 pages) – this is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out on page 5/6. You should aim to provide specific examples that demonstrate how your knowledge and experience matches each of the criteria, and which describe what your role was in achieving a specific result. Please ensure your full name, the post for which you are applying and the corresponding reference number for the post are clearly noted at the top of your letter.

Please ensure your full name and the post for which you are applying is clearly stated at the top of your CV and Supporting Letter.

 

  • Personal Information Form Most of the information requested is not seen by the panel assessing your application (though the panel will consider any declaration of interests).
  • Diversity Monitoring Form. Collecting and analysing candidate data will help us improve our diversity strategy. It will allow us to run more successful recruitment exercises in the future and ensure that competitions are fair for all. This form is not part of the selection process and will be treated in strictest confidence. It will be kept separate from your application and not be seen by the selection panel.
  • If relevant, please also submit a completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form if applying under this scheme.
Attachments
IIAC Members PIF
IIAC Members GIS
IIAC Members DIV
IIAC Members Candidate Pack 2019_FINAL
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