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Blue Badge Assessment Officer

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 02 October 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact Lynette Donnelly Practice Manager on Lynette.Donnelly@eastsussex.gov.uk

East Sussex County Council, Blue Badge Service, supports disabled people across the county who may wish to apply for a  Disabled Parking Badge.  The badge assists those applicants with limited mobility and some with hidden disabilities,  to enable them to park safely nearer to their destination. This is carried out in line with the Department for Transport national guidelines.

We value talented fully qualified Health Professionals with assessment experience and a passion to make a positive impact to peoples’ lives.

A vacancy has now become available for a Blue Badge Assessment Officer within Adult Social Care.  This position is specifically for a fully Qualified registered Health Professional who will be an integral  part of the team, assessing the eligibility of applicants who are applying for a Blue Badge to assist with difficulties parking close to where they need to be.  The application can be due to their Mobility and other health issues, including, since 2019, Hidden Disabilities for both Adults and Children.

The applicant will need to be confident and knowledgeable in carrying out assessments for both mobility issues and hidden disabilities.

The post would involve being responsible for reviewing applications and the supporting medical evidence that has been submitted under the current guidelines, as set by The Department for Transport.

You will make professional decisions as to whether the applicant would qualify  with the information that has been provided or you may at times, need to carry out telephone or face to face clinic assessments.

This is a permanent position working Monday to Friday 8.30am till 5pm.

You will be predominantly working from home for the most part, however, you will,  on a rota basis, attend a clinic venue in Eastbourne to carry out face to face/walking assessments  in order to  further establish the difficulties that the applicant may have.

You will be reporting to the Practice Manager and will also work closely with other Blue Badge  Assessment Officers. You will also be assisted by other members of the team who are responsible for the processing of applications as they come in both online and paper. 

Please note that it is important that when you apply you can evidence your experience  of carrying out assessments and have proof up to date qualifications. These will be required to maintain your CPD as and when required.  

Please note that without proof of up-to-date qualification, you will not be considered, you will also require a DBS check if selected.  

If you require any further information, please contact the information line and request a call back from the Manager, please give your name and contact telephone number and the best time to call you to the operator on the Information Line, 01323 464244  or email the Manager directly lynette.donnelly@eastsussex.gov.uk

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1420/26696

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £30,112 - £32,527 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 02/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Administration and Clerical