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Devices – Unit Manager, Devices Compliance
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We are currently looking for a well-regarded Unit Manager to join our Devices Division and lead the Devices Compliance unit. This is a full-time opportunity, on a permanent basis.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research.
The MHRA’s Devices Division is the primary source of expertise within the MHRA and the Department of Health and Social Care for matters relating to safety, quality and performance of medical devices. It is made up of the Regulatory; Safety & Surveillance; Clinical; and Information and Operations Groups.
Following the end of the Transition Period on December 31st, 2020, the MHRA will become a standalone regulator and will face new challenges as the regulatory framework changes.
This role will be critical in ensuring the Agency continues to develop excellent relationships and collaborations with our stakeholders in ensuring medical device on the UK market are safe and performing to the expected standard. The postholder will also be responsible for the implementation of the compliance and enforcement clauses of the Medicines and Medical Device Bill – this role will be the lead on the development of the new enforcement regime that will come in to force as a result of the powers of the Bill.
Lead on the development and implementation of a new enforcement regime, pushing MHRA to the forefront of proactive and proportionate enforcement actions. This will require development of exceptional working relationships across Government, with the legal team, other enforcement Agencies and other key stakeholders in the regulation of medical devices in the UK.Lead the compliance team’s contribution to the development of a future regulatory framework, supporting the Agency in setting out its strategy for world leading medical device regulation.Support the work to ensure the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill passes through parliament. This role will be instrumental in the Agency’s strategy to bring the powers in to force and build a robust and transparent enforcement strategy.Provide support to the Devices SMT and Director on key compliance issues, briefing wider CET/CEO/DHSC and Ministers as required on emerging issues.Work with the intelligence unit of IE&S to establish and handle the different threats to the UK’s supply of medical devices and associated public health issues including close liaison with UK Border Force and Trading Standards agencies
Our successful candidate will:
Have highly developed managerial skills, a proven capable manager and demonstrable team leadership.Have expertise in the Devices field and able to provide specialist advice to senior managers, including C suite stakeholders.Be experienced in making complex decisions from a range of options and application of judgement to reach the best decision in the circumstances.Be experienced in policy development in a regulatory environmentHave excellent communicating and influencing skills, with the ability to explain complex issues.
If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification!
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We use the Civil Service Success Profiles to assess our candidates, find out more here.
Online application form, including questions based on the Behaviour, Experience and Technical Success Profiles. Please ensure all application questions are completed in full; your application may not be considered if any responses are left blank. Our applications are CV blind, and our Hiring Managers will not be able to access your CV when reviewing your application.Interview, which can include questions based on the Behaviour, Experience, Technical and Strengths Success Profiles.
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Closing date: Friday 18th December 2020
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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. Applicants are 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.
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