Deputy Director, Benefit Risk Evaluation Team I - £71,000 - £117,800 p.a. + benefits

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Who are we looking for? 


Our successful candidate will:

  • Be a strong and inclusive corporate and team leader, confident in people leadership with the ability to empower and motivate others in a dymanic environment and across organizational boundaries and create culture of high performance and continuous improvement, with an engaging, adaptable, leadership style. 
  • Have highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills and the credibility and ability to build excellent relationships and networks with key stakeholders across organizations boundaries, taking a collaborative approach. 
  • Have a medical or scientific degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. science, medical engineering, toxicology, medical physics, biomaterials or healthcare professional qualification or equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.
  • Be an innovator who tries new approaches and pushes yourself to work outside your comfort zone.

As part of accepting this role you have accepted an assignment duration of 3 years which sets out the minimum period that you are expected to remain in this post to deliver agreed key business outcomes and build capability in the role. Please note this is not a contractual provision and does not form part of your terms and conditions.


If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification! 


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The selection process: 


We use the Civil Service Success Profiles to assess our candidates, find out more here


  • Application – please attach a supporting statement of no more than 1500 words setting out why you consider yourself suitable for this role and ensuring you provide the evidence of how you meet the technical, experience and behaviour criteria outlined in the person specification. Our applications are CV blind, and our Hiring Managers will not be able to access your CV when reviewing your application.
  • Presentation, to be prepared as part of your interview, with further information being supplied when you reach this stage.
  • Interview, which can include questions based on the Behaviour, Experience, Technical and Strengths Success Profiles. 


Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role.


If you require any disability related adjustments at any point during the process, please contact as soon as possible. 


Closing date:  10th October 2022

Interview Date: 21st October 2022


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


Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check as well as animal rights and pro-life activism checks. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.


Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.


Any move to the MHRA from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here.


Successful candidates may be subject to annual Occupational Health reviews dependent on role requirements. If you have any queries, please contact


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 firstly contact Mira Mepa, Head of Recruitment and Operations,  


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

Civil Service Commission 

Room G/8 

1 Horse Guards Road 



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