Chief Technology Officer

Contract Type
Up to £120,000
Expiry Date
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (the agency) is an executive agency of the Department of Health.

Job Description

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (the agency) is an executive agency of the Department of Health. Our mission is to improve public health by enabling the earliest access and high-quality supply of safe, effective, and innovative products through proportionate, data-driven decisions on risks and benefits.

Today there are exciting, once-in-a-generation opportunities for regulation in the context of the UK’s Life Sciences Strategy and post-EU Exit. This means that our role as the regulator of medicines and medical devices across the UK has never been more important.

We have risen to the challenges posed by COVID-19, and our safety role is now centre stage in the development, approval, and monitoring of vaccines. Throughout, our people have shown outstanding commitment and determination in tackling the pandemic, alongside our partners in the health system.

The Chief Technology Officer Role will help shape the future of healthcare regulation in the UK at a time when the landscape is changing dramatically. They will drive delivery of the digital, technology, and information strategies that will enable the Agency to transform and thrive in the future, competing against other global regulators. As part of our new Executive Committee you will help deliver our ambitious change programme to improve patient health by driving efficiencies in the delivery of the organisation’s critical IT.

The successful candidate will have Extensive Technology and Digital experience at senior management level within a Government Department/Agency or similar high-profile organisation (ideally a regulator), and a strong track record of delivering new digital systems.

They will have proven successful leadership and management skills - leading through organisational changes and effectively dealing with uncertainty and areas of conflict, and A high degree of professional competence.

There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to join the agency and we hope you will consider applying for this role, which is critical to safeguarding public health.