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Deputy Director, Benefit/Risk Evaluation I

Allen Lane Interim and Permanent Recruitment
London (Greater) (GB)
£73,000 to £117,800
Closing date
14 Dec 2022

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are looking to hire an innovative Deputy Director, Benefit/Risk Evaluation to drive new regulatory thinking to deliver better on the safety of medical products.  If you are an experienced clinician or academic with an interest in protecting patient safety. this role should appeal to you.

There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to join our influential government agency. The past few years have presented significant challenges for everyone, which has meant the MHRA's role as the regulator of medicines and medical devices across the UK has never been more important. The MHRA is proud of its commitment to diversity and inclusion. We have active and vibrant staff networks, special leave policies and workplace adjustments put in place for those who need them. We 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 deputy director, who will provide professional leadership to c.40 specialist staff who make judgements on the continued benefit vs risk, and risk mitigation strategies, across a range of healthcare products including oncology, haematology, thrombotic disease, vaccines and infectious diseases, skin, senses, movement and pain, psychiatric disorders, cognition, mental health and CNS, allergy, immune systems and inflammatory disorders. The successful candidate will be able to apply their analytical skills and thought leadership across diverse therapeutic areas and will work closely and collaboratively with the Deputy Director of Benefit-Risk Evaluation II which encompasses different therapeutic areas.

The post holder will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and wider One Agency Leadership community, develop and drive the strategic direction and priorities of the function and create credible and collaborative working relationships with a range of external stakeholders, including the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the wider NHS, and the broad network of international medicine and device regulators.

The MHRA would be happy to discuss the opportunity of secondments for this post also.

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 Tuesday 27th 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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