GMDP Inspector

From £47,846 (depending on location) plus £6,000 supplement p.a.
16 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Job Type

We have some unique and exciting openings for GMDP Inspectors in the Inspection, Enforcement and Standards division of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The MHRA enhances and improves the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research. The agency is made up of c.1300 staff working across two main centres and across the UK and abroad.

Inspection, Enforcement and Standards is a key operating division in the Regulatory Centre (MHRA) which focuses on the quality of medicines in the UK and includes a comprehensive surveillance, inspection and enforcement programme, the licensing of pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers, defective medicines reporting, unlicensed imports, borderline products, medicines testing and the British Pharmacopoeia.

MHRA GMDP Inspectors are uniquely placed to use their knowledge and skills across the pharmaceutical manufacturing and blood sectors, making a real impact on protecting the safety of patients. Working as part of the GMDP Inspectorate, striving to reduce risk and assure the quality of medicinal products, the successful candidates will perform inspections at a wide range of sites in the UK and overseas, assessing the compliance of organisations with their legal obligations.

You will organise, conduct and report inspections to ensure compliance with EU GMP at manufacturers, importers, wholesale dealers and hospital sites, review compliance reports and use inspection outputs to identify a risk rating for sites, work collaboratively with other Competent Authorities and provide expert advice to stakeholders.

Although primarily home-based, the role involves travelling extensively around the UK and approximately 8 weeks per annuum overseas. Although required to work unsupervised for long periods of time, you will be joining a team with a strong collective ethos.

To be successful in the role, you will have a range of skills, behaviours and experience that are uniquely suited to delivering our required outcomes. You will be a team player, focused on delivering results efficiently, professionally and in a timely manner.  You will have the resilience, communication and influencing skills required for periods working unsupervised on-site with stakeholders and customers.

Most importantly, you will have extensive experience in a GMP environment, which should include time in pharmaceutical manufacturing and/or quality assurance, and through this experience be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of at least one final dosage form, including the associated facility design, controls and EU GMP requirements to manufacture and test that dosage form.

You will be suitably qualified, with well-developed IT skills and the ability to write clear and penetrating reports and, crucially, the ability to analyse and identify issues, make sound decisions and take appropriate actions tactfully and effectively.

If you think you have the experience and, skills to be effective in this role, we would encourage you to apply. For a full description of the role and the person we’re looking for click here

Closing date: 9 September 2019

Our selection process consists of an initial interview and a two day assessment centre for those successful at the first stage. This process will take place in September/October 2019.

The role currently attracts a Market Pay Supplement of £6,000 p.a.

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other question please contact

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role score and then scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Leon Neil Resourcing Manager,, in the first instance. 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commission at:

Civil Service Commission

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