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Best Interest Assessor
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC700VR
  • Published: Mon 11/10/2021, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, 37 per week (part time applicants will be considered)
  • Salary: Range SW3 (£39,533 - £43,287) per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: medway, Kent

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Best Interest Assessor

We are looking for two highly skilled and motivated Best Interest Assessor’s to join our team on a fixed term contract basis until May 2022.

We require two experienced Best Interest Assessor’s based within Medway. To be successful for this role, you are required to have a minimum of 2 years recent experience of working as a Best Interest Assessor.

We are looking for experienced, high quality, Best Interests Assessors able to complete Age, No refusals, Best Interests and MCA Assessments as part of the DoLS process. This will predominantly be within the Medway and Kent area but may, on occasion, be further out-of-county (subject to agreement).

We are seeking assessors that can commit to completing assessments regularly – e.g. around three or more per week.

To apply for this role you must have:

  • A relevant qualification and be registered with the relevant organisation (HCPC/ SWE)
  • Be eligible to work within the UK
  • An example set of anonymised assessments (Form 3 and 5)
  • Correct BIA qualification
  • Received update training within the last year

In return we offer you:


  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Bethany Brothwell on 01634 331853

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.