Quality assurance and regulatory professionals


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Jobholders in this unit group plan, organise, co-ordinate and direct the effective measurement monitoring and reporting on the qualitative and regulatory aspects of a specified tangible (industrial production) or non-tangible (service provision) output.


Entry normally requires a degree or equivalent qualification with relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is available. NVQs/SVQs that encompass quality assurance elements are available up to Level 4.

Typical tasks

  • develops and implements visual, physical, functional or other appropriate measures and tests of quality;
  • analyses and reports upon the results of quality control tests to ensure that production remains within specification;
  • considers the impact of legislation upon specification requirements;
  • examines current operating procedures to determine how quality may be improved;
  • examines operating procedures to ensure the process and the product meet regulatory standards and implements changes necessary to ensure compliance.

Common job titles

Manager, pharmacovigilance
Manager, finishing
Manager, systems, quality
Coordinator, governance, clinical
Executive, regulatory
Officer, quality and compliance
Executive, affairs, regulatory
Analyst, affairs, regulatory
Manager, affairs, regulatory (pharmaceutical mfr)
Manager, affairs, regulatory
Attorney, mark, trade
Manager, control, quality
Manager, compliance
Auditor, clinical
Manager, governance, information
Manager, standards, operations
Associate, regulatory
Manager, quality and performance
Attorney, patent
Manager, quality
Officer, compliance, chief
Regulator, financial (government)
Regulator, financial
Manager, accreditation
Analyst, surveillance, market
Manager, client (British Standards Institute)
Manager, assurance, quality
Officer, affairs, regulatory (pharmaceutical mfr)
Officer, audit, clinical
Manager, QA
Consultant, accreditation
Analyst, surveillance, compliance
Associate, affairs, regulatory
Manager, rigour
Manager, asset

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.