Professionals Regulation Manager (Legal)

We are looking for a qualified lawyer to lead a multidisciplinary team and be involved in investigating and preparing cases for hearing. You will be passionate about developing others including developing legal career pathways and you will be interested in maintaining oversight of complex case presentations, as well as the matrix management of our legal resource.

The role

You will work as part of the wider Professionals Regulation team within Fitness to Practice and will be responsible for the development and line management of two or more Professionals Regulation Lawyers, as well as a Casework manager who manages a small team of Case Officers. The role also requires you to manage your own small post-investigation committee caseload.

You will provide support, learning and development to developing Professional Regulation Lawyers in order to build on the wider team’s legal resource. You will lead on training requirements and be responsible for quality assuring written work and verbal presentation. 

The role will also require you on occasion to act as an advocate representing the GPhC and presenting cases before various Fitness to Practice hearings, interim order applications/review hearings and restoration applications.  

This role is subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of our pre-employment due diligence.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Possess significant experience of successfully managing people and their performance, including business planning and objective setting; making the best use of people’s skills to achieve business objectives whilst motivating and developing staff.
  • Have detailed knowledge of investigative methods, rules of evidence and the legislative and policy framework in the healthcare regulation environment. Be able to assimilate, understand and interpret complex legislation in relation to medicines, controlled drugs and the practice of pharmacy
  • Have a proven track record of managing performance and be able to identify and implement improvements to procedures and processes to enhance service delivery.
  • Effectively manage, prepare and present cases before the GPhC’s Fitness to Practice Committee including all pre- and post-hearing activities.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of fitness to practice, regulatory case law and best practice including any guidance issued by the PSA and briefing colleagues accordingly.  
  • Be a positive and proactive role model for change, striving for high standards and continuous improvement in the way work is done. 
  • Have a proven track record of effective case management against agreed targets in a high-volume case load environment. Contribute towards drafting policy and procedural documents.
  • Have an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Benefits when joining our team

In return for their commitment and enthusiasm, applicants can expect a rewarding and challenging work environment, good work-life balance and workload plus an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 5 days.
  • A choice between two pension providers: NHS pension scheme or Standard Life.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career breaks and sabbaticals.
  • Subsidised gym membership.
  • Private medical insurance, life assurance, season ticket loan, bike loan and many more.

Follow this link to see our benefits guide [PDF 233 KB]

About the GPhC

We are a respected regulatory body that regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain. We work to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services.

Our organisation has a long-term vision and a desire for highly skilled and specialist staff. We are committed to providing workforce learning and development opportunities.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our staff are predominantly home-based for the foreseeable future. As an organisation, we are also exploring the possibilities of future flexible working options.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture and are committed to holding ourselves to the same standards we expect of others.

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Applying for this role

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining how you meet each of the criteria for the role, and where you found out about this vacancy to:

In your email subject, please include your name and the role you wish to be considered for. Please note that applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Please consult the knowledge and skills section of the role description document below to help you prepare your application:

Professionals regulations Manager - role description [PDF 194 KB]

We welcome applications from all sections of the community

We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and being inclusive in all our work as a health professions regulator.

As part of your application for this role, please complete our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring form. This form is optional and you don't have to complete it; however it provides us with useful information for monitoring and reporting purposes and is strictly confidential. The information you provide on this form will not form part of any selection process and will not be shared with the selection panel

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