Healthcare Inspector x 3 - From £35,569 depending on location plus benefits

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We have a new, unique and exciting role in our GMDP Inspectorate for Healthcare Inspectors, inspecting ‘specials’ manufacturers/importers, wholesale dealers, blood establishments and hospital blood banks in the UK, assessing their compliance against legal obligations.


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.


In addition 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 well focused 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, skills and personality to be effective in this role we would love you to apply. For a full description of the role and the person we’re looking for click here


This role is advertised as a two year fixed-term contract.


The Civil Service recently launched a new recruitment framework called Success Profiles, which has replaced the Civil Service Competency Framework. To find out more please click:


Closing date: 4th Jan 2019


Our recruitment process consists of an initial interview followed by an assessment centre for those successful at the first stage. This process will commence in early Feb 2019.

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 Andrew McGuigan, Resourcing Manager,, in the first instance. 


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


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