Chair - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Recruiter: Department of Health & Social Care
Salary: £63,000 per annum for a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per week
Posted: 6 May 2020
Closes: 20 May 2020
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public, Central Government
Chair of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Ministers are looking to appoint a Chair to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The MHRA regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK. It is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care. The Agency plays a leading role in protecting and improving public health and supports innovation through scientific research and development.
The Chair of the MHRA is accountable to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and will provide strong leadership, challenge and direction to the organisation, encouraging and enabling the MHRA to be a first-class regulator of medicines and medical devices, building on its international status and leading the Agency through the changes to come now we have left the European Union.
The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Chief Executive, to set the tone for excellent working relationships between the three centres that comprise the MHRA, as well as between the MHRA and key stakeholders, ensure that the MHRA drives a major multi-year operational transformation programme, and progress and deliver the Agency’s innovation agenda.
To be considered for the post you must have a career record of achievements in the life sciences sector, or transferable experience from an alternative regulatory sector, of scale and relevance consistent with being the Chair of MHRA. You will have exemplary governance, organisational and transformational leadership skills, excellent communication skills and be able to gain the confidence of and build successful alliances with a range of stakeholders including Ministers.
Remuneration will be £63,000 per annum for a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per week. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointment, which will be up to 3 years.
For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website:
http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Kully Kanda on 0113 254 6769 quoting the reference VAC-1679.
The closing date for applications is midday on 17th March 2020. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.