Healthcare Inspector – From £35,569 p.a. (depending on location) plus benefits
We have some new, unique and exciting opportunities in our GMDP Inspectorate at the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for Healthcare Inspectors, who will inspect ‘specials’: manufacturers/importers, wholesale dealers, blood establishments and hospital blood banks in the UK, assessing their compliance against legal obligations.
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 Healthcare Inspectors are uniquely placed to use their knowledge and skills across the specials 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 unlicensed medicinal products and blood for transfusion for patients.
You will organise, conduct and report inspections to ensure compliance with EU GMP and good practice for blood establishments, 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 although you will be 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 knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice and/or good practice for blood establishments including experience working in a relevant regulated environment. You will be suitably qualified, have well developed IT skills and the ability to write clear, 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.
We anticipate that this role will be required for up to two years.
Our selection process consists of an initial interview followed by an assessment centre for those successful at the first stage. This process will take place in September/October 2019.