Working for MHRA

Information on how to apply for jobs, workplace benefits and skills development at the Agency.

Apply for a job

For the latest MHRA opportunities please see our careers site.

Find out more about MHRA and what we do

Read about our equality and diversity objectives (PDF, 108KB, 1 page)

What we offer you

All of our staff receive the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising by 1 day for each completed year of service to a maximum of 30
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • flexible working to ensure staff maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • interest-free season ticket loan or bike loan
  • CoreCare – employee assistance services and access to the Civil Service Benevolent Fund
  • eligibility to join the Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA)
  • variety of staff and civil service clubs
  • on-going learning and development
  • childcare vouchers
  • cycle to work scheme
  • discounted rate with Benenden insurance

Work-life balance

We realise the importance of a life outside work and promote a healthy work-life balance for all our staff.

In addition, we understand that many of our staff have young children or other dependants and we endeavor to provide flexible working in line with our policies wherever possible, while ensuring that the needs of the business are met.

In order to provide a flexible way of working for staff, some departments in MHRA operate a flexi-time policy. Core hours vary across departments depending on the requirements of the business.

Learning and Development

We are committed to providing learning and development for our staff. As part of this commitment, we provide access to a curriculum of courses that are available in-house via the Civil Service Learning portal. In addition, staff are able to (with manager’s approval) take up external courses such as Degrees, Diplomas, or MSc courses.

To ensure staff are fully inducted into the Agency and are able to perform effectively in their role, there is a three-stage Induction programme with an overview of all teams and departments built in, as well as a chance to network with the Executive Team.

Our commitment is also evident in the Continued Professional Development programmes we facilitate each month to continuously boost skills and knowledge, and further develop talent in the Agency.

Team building

We are committed to improving internal working relationships and communication through all-staff meetings, briefings at divisional meetings and the use of our staff intranet. In addition to this, our open-plan offices encourage communication and interaction between staff.

There are opportunities to join the Staff network and have a say in how matters that affect staff are developed and dealt with.

Team development days/away days provide a good way for teams to bond whilst working out strategically how the team will meet its objectives. This is a way to celebrate success, spend some time together and support each other with further development.