This exciting and interesting job puts you at the forefront of veterinary medicines manufacture. Your work as a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) inspector will help to ensure the quality of veterinary medicines supplied to the UK market, thereby improving animal health and welfare and protecting public health.

Job Title

Good Manufacturing Practice Inspector


Grade 7

Blended Working Approach

Office based in Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3 LS.

Once fully qualified as an inspector, you may be permitted to be a contracted home-worker. Please read the salary section within the full job advert for this post on the civil service jobs website regarding the national and London pay scale.

Further information relevant to this post will be available for candidates invited to interview.

Salary & Pension

National £47,549 ; London £52,289 per annum with pension scheme

Annual Leave entitlement

Commencing at 25 days


The Good Manufacturing Practice Inspection Section (GMPIS) is one of two Sections within our Inspections Division. The GMPIS is responsible for the inspection of veterinary medicines manufacturers to ensure compliance with the requirements of GMP.

It also shares responsibility with the Distribution & Supply Chain Inspection Section for performing some Good Distribution Practice (GDP) inspections of veterinary medicines wholesale dealers.

We require demonstration of extensive practical expertise and experience of:

  • The manufacture, testing and regulation of medicinal products
  • The principles and practical application of GMP and GDP
  • Quality Management Systems

You should possess strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with experts and non-experts alike.


You should hold a degree or equivalent qualification in a scientific discipline relevant to medicines manufacture.

We will also consider you if you are able to demonstrate a level of practical experience and expertise in a similar role.

How to apply

You must make your application via the Civil Service jobs website where you will find a full job description including salary details.

Closing Date

19 November 2021

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