Atos Healthcare are being paid £100million a year by the Tories to reassess people on disability and sickness benefits and drive them back to work.
They pay doctors up to £60,000 a year to assess whether claimants are fit to work.
In a job advert for doctors, they claim: “You could make the difference that gives someone on incapacity benefit a brighter future.”
The advert, published on the British Medical Journal website, adds: “It’s a vitally important role that aims to change lives for the better.”
Labour MP Tom Greatrex, who has campaigned on the issue, branded the ad as “insulting”. The Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP said: “The Tory-led government need to get a grip on Atos as a matter of urgency.
“This advert is an insult to the thousands of people across the country who have been let down by the shambolic way Atos conduct their assessments.
“The idea that Atos are giving people on incapacity benefit a brighter future would be laughable were it not causing so much distress and pain to those who have been unfortunate enough to go through the process of their assessments.
“Rather than advertising for more highly paid staff, the Tory-led government should demand Atos sort themselves out, so their assessments are fair and reasonable.”
Last week, the Sunday Mail revealed bungled rulings were costing taxpayers £50million. Around 30,000 people appealed against their decisions, with 40 per cent of them successful, which has cost the government around £50million.
But UK employment minister Chris Grayling has admitted no money has been claimed back from the firm for poor medical advice.
An Atos spokeswoman said: “We have no comment on the advert.”
Chemo patient’s despair at ruling
Maggie Mackay was assessed by Atos as “fit to work” when she was still recovering from chemotherapy.
The 51-year-old, from Glengarnock, Ayrshire, was a furniture restorer before breast cancer stopped her in her tracks.
She had radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery but was then assessed as being to fit to work by Atos and taken off disability benefit.
Maggie, who bravely took part in our Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show last year, has launched an appeal.
She said: “Two weeks ago I had more surgery as my scar was not healing properly. My side effects include fatigue, not being able to sleep, very sore bones and memory loss.
“The young woman didn’t seem interested. I can’t squat because I have two slipped discs.
“But she wrote in her report that I could squat. She made out I was perfectly fit and healthy.
“Everything you say is twisted to make out that you are fit for work. I now have £8 a day to live on.”