Deputy Director - Head of Standards and Regulatory Governance

Allen Lane Interim and Permanent Recruitment
Canary Wharf, London (Greater)
£73,000 - £117,800
Closing date
6 Dec 2022

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Government, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare
Executive Management, Risk / Compliance, Governance, Regulation
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The  Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are looking to hire a dynamic Head of Standards and Regulatory Governance to work with this innovative and influential government agency. There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to join the MHRA as they work towards a post-covid future. The past few years have presented significant challenges for everyone and it has meant that the MHRA's role as the regulator of medicines and medical devices across the UK has never been more important.

The MHRA are proud of the commitment the make to diversity and inclusion and of the progress they have made. They have active & vibrant staff networks, special leave policies and workplace adjustments put in place for those who need them. They are continuing to build a diverse MHRA, in an inclusive environment which nurtures and realises potential in all, at all levels.

Recognised globally as an authority in its field, the agency plays a leading role in protecting and improving public health and supports innovation through scientific research and development.

The MHRA are looking for a motivated and passionate leader who will provide scientific and managerial leadership of the work of the Standards and Regulatory Governance team and be responsible for the production of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) and BP Chemical Reference Substances, including acting as Secretary and Scientific Director to the BP Commission and member of the UK Delegation to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission.

The post holder will be accountable for the management and leadership of the Agency’s chemical laboratory services, an Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL) and for the management and leadership of the Regulatory Governance team, which is responsible for Inspection Action Group and Regulatory Advice processes.

This role would be perfect for someone who thrives on understanding the bigger picture and tackling complex system challenges that require innovative solutions. A passion for translating your insight into strategy and implementation will be vital as we look to evolve and transform our work in this area working with partners domestically and internationally.

Applications must be completed (full application consists of CV, supporting statement (against the key criteria found in the candidate pack) and diversity monitoring form) by 23.59 on Sunday 18th December 2022.  


Allen Lane was established in 2004, and specialises in executive search, interim and permanent recruitment, and the provision of managed service solutions across the UK’s Public and Not for Profit sectors.

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