Laboratories Inspectors- from £47,846 depening on location.

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We have unique and exciting roles in our Inspection, Enforcement and Standards division for Laboratories Inspectors.


Inspection, Enforcement and Standards is a key operating division in the Regulatory Centre of 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 Laboratories Inspectors are uniquely placed to use their knowledge and skills in a wide range of laboratory facilities, making a real impact on protecting the safety of the public and the environment. The main purpose of this role is to conduct laboratory inspections assessing compliance of facilities across a number of regulatory areas depending on the technical speciality of the successful applicant. 


You will have extensive experience in one or more GXP environments, which should include time in an operational and/or quality setting, and have expert knowledge of techniques commonly used in laboratories such as:

• GMP batch release (analytical chemistry, biological assays, microbiological and sterility testing)

• Bioanalysis

• Safety testing of chemicals


The role is accountable to the Operations Manager GLPMA and Laboratories Group and will require the successful candidate to perform various types of laboratory inspections across multiple regulatory requirements, therefore a flexible approach is required

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


Although primarily home based the role involves travelling extensively around the UK and potentially 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, focussed 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.


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


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 : 9th Jan 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:


Civil Service Commission

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