Director of Compliance and Information

Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority


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  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    c. £90,000 per annum

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  • Expiry date

    21 June 2019

  • Client

    Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority

Ref: GSe52480

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is the UK’s independent regulator of clinics providing fertility treatment and research involving human embryos.

Established in 1991, we were the first statutory regulator of our kind in the world. We are a small, expert body, regulating a fast evolving and controversial area of medicine. Much of our work is cutting edge, involving the licensing of world-first treatments and research.

Our strategy for 2017-20 puts the quality of care centre stage and we have a new website and a range of new systems that put information for patients at the heart of what we do.

We are looking for a full-time Director of Compliance and Information to play a key leadership role in our organisation’s continuing development. You will report directly to the Chief Executive, be a member of our Senior Management Team and have regular contact with our Board.

The successful candidate will be responsible for our inspection and information functions, ensuring that fertility clinics meet essential quality and safety standards and that the information we hold is used to best effect, for patients, clinics and for the improved running of the organisation.

You will have considerable experience of leadership in the public sector and have highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills to be effective at board level and to build effective relationships with stakeholders.

You will also be familiar with the principles of effective regulation and have knowledge of current best practice relating to the use of information to drive operational and policy development.

The role would suit an experienced director or offer an exciting stretch opportunity for someone seeking their first director level role.  The below job description sets out the key elements of the role.

For more information on this role and to apply, click on the button below or for an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Duncan Ewart or Katrina Paget on 0113 205 6092.

Closing Date5pm, Friday 21st June 2019
Longlist Meetingw/c Monday 1st July 2019
Preliminary Interviewsw/c Monday 8th July 2019
Shortlist Meetingw/c Monday 15th July 2019
Final Panelw/c Monday 22nd July 2019
How to Apply

To apply, please submit:

  • A CV
  • A Supporting Statement of not more than 3 pages which demonstrates how you can address the Essential and Desirable criteria in the Qualifications  and Knowledge and Experience sections of the Person Specification
  • The contact details for 2 referees. NB: References will not be sought without your express prior permission
Contact details
Duncan Ewart: 0113 205 6092