Independent Compensation Panel - Medical Expert
Independent Compensation Panel Member - Medical Expert
Tideway are looking to enhance its Independent Compensation Panel (ICP) by appointing a second medical expert to provide resilience and support to the existing panel specialist. The appointee will be an appropriately qualified medical professional with at least 15 years’ experience in the impacts of construction work (especially noise and vibration), public health and/or mental health preferred. This role would suit an experienced general practitioner seeking a consultancy or part time role on a unique infrastructure project.
The Role of the Independent Compensation Panel
The role of the ICP is to review all compensation and mitigation claims made by parties impacted by the Tideway Project, especially residents housed near Tideway project sites, and to make recommendation as to whether compensation and/or mitigation should be awarded to such parties. A more detailed summary of ICP requirements are listed below:
- The ICP reviews all claims submitted to it in line with the relevant project mitigation and compensation policy and makes formal recommendation as to the award of compensation and/or mitigation;
- Special case claims – e.g. medical cases proven to be made worse by Tideway construction activities (i.e. sleep interruption due to night-time construction activity);
- Reviews and approves trigger action plans – mitigation for residents identified in advance as likely to be affected by the works above certain levels (e.g. noise);
- Assesses whether noise, vibration, dust or other construction activities impacts residents and businesses to the extent that they may qualify for appropriate mitigation or compensation;
- Assess compensation claims where there is a demonstrable loss due to Tideway activities; and
- Considers exceptional hardship and settlement claims relating to properties affected by the Tideway works.
To date, ICP cases fall broadly in two separate categories:
- those relating to health impacts of the project; and
- those relating to compensation.
ICP meetings are generally held in office hours at Tideway’s Cottons Centre offices near London Bridge but may also take place at other project worksites. Site visits may be required to understand the impact of the project on a specific claim / applicant. Meeting minutes are sent to the applicants within seven days of the date of the meeting, but Tideway strive to limit the delay and issue minutes as soon as possible after the meeting.
The ICP will be differently constituted for each meeting based on current cases although they may well take place on the same day. Meeting papers are issued in advance of the meeting to allow for review and preparation and requests for further/missing information from the applicant and/or Tideway.
Applicants who represent the diverse communities in which the Tideway project operates are particularly welcome.
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The ICP is required to meet monthly but generally meets fortnightly or more frequently as required by the number of cases.
In 2017/2018 the ICP considered 104 cases and 2018/19 to date the ICP has considered 132 cases. All cases to date have arisen out of claims under the Non-statutory for compensation or mitigation. Many of the claims required health and medical specialist input as there were special cases to consider but it is important to note, that the ICP workload is variable.
Fees and Payment
The ICP is paid on an hourly basis. An invoice is submitted monthly in arrears to Tideway, supported by a timesheet. Reasonable expenses (e.g. travelling to meetings in Cottons Centre) will be reimbursed.
Please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages by clicking the apply button stating why you believe you would be suitable for this role and an indication of your availability and hourly/daily rate for Tideway review.
For informal enquires please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for this opportunity is 15th April 2019, 13.00pm.