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MHRA Inspectors

Have a direct impact on the safety and quality of the medicines that are taken by thousands of patients every day

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MHRA Inspectors

Have a direct impact on the safety and quality of the medicines that are taken by thousands of patients every day

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Work-life balance

Flexi-time policy to promote a healthy work-life balance for all our staff. Many of our staff have other dependants and we try to provide flexible working in line with our policies.

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Learning and development

As an Investors in People (IiP) accredited organisation we provide an extensive programme of internal training courses. We also support continuing professional development through mentoring programmes for certain specialist roles where on-the-job training is required.

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Team building

We are committed to improving working relationships through all-staff and divisional meetings. Staff can also act as a representative on working groups or committees to contribute to matters that affect the organisation. Our open plan offices encourage interaction and individual team 'away days' are a opportunity to work in a more relaxed environment and a chance to celebrate success.

Being an MHRA inspector

The MHRA employs a wide of scientific professionals, many of whom are based in one of the largest medicines inspectorates in Europe. The inspectorate monitors the development, manufacture and distribution of medicines to ensure they are safe, of an appropriate quality, work as expected and are available where and when needed.

Supporting the development of new and novel medicines to treat an increasing number of conditions is a high priority for everyone at the agency, making the work of the inspectorate ever more important.

What do our staff think?

We asked some colleagues to describe their roles as MHRA inspectors:

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"...no two days are ever the same."

Michelle Rowson, GMDP Operations Manager and Senior Inspector

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"The role is challenging and interesting..."

Kiernan Trevett, Pharmacovigilance Inspector

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"I have been supported by my managers in my career progression..."

Catharine Raitt, GCP/ GPvP Inspector

Benefits

 

Work-life balance

We realise the importance of a life outside work and promote a healthy work-life balance for all our staff. In addition, we understand that many of our staff have young children or other dependants and we endeavor to provide flexible working in line with our policies wherever possible, while ensuring that the needs of the business are met.

In order to provide a flexible way of working for staff, some departments in MHRA operate a flexi-time policy. Core hours vary across departments depending on the requirements of the business.

Learning and development

We are committed to providing learning and development for our staff. As part of our commitment to people development, we provide an extensive programme of over 30 different internal training courses which are available for staff to attend, in addition to longer-term leadership development programmes and a 3 month corporate induction programme for staff joining the agency.

We also remain committed to supporting continuing professional development programmes for the large range of specialist groups in the agency. Mentoring programmes are in place for certain specialist roles where on-the-job training is required.

We recognise and encourage the contribution made by diverse teams and individuals within the agency. We are an Investors in People (IiP) (external link) accredited organisation, and our commitment to the IiP standard demonstrates the high priority we place on people issues and highlights that people development is key to our organisation’s success.

Team building

We are committed to improving internal working relationships and communication through all-staff meetings, briefings at divisional meetings and the use of our intranet. In addition to this, our open-plan offices encourage communication and interaction between staff.

There are also numerous opportunities for staff to act as representatives on working groups and committees across the organisation and have a say in matters that affect the organisation as a whole.

Individual teams can also arrange team ‘away days’ which are an excellent opportunity for teams to interact and work together in a more relaxed environment. This is a way to celebrate success, spend some time together and support each other with further development.