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Deputy Lead Pharmacy Technician Education & Training

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per year / pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly diligent and conscientious pharmacy technician, that is passionate about the provision of education and training, to meet the requirements of the pharmacy profession and all pharmacy staff as their job roles evolve.

This exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced pharmacy technician to join the education and training team at University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) and lead on the pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician (PTPT) program at the Poole site. The established team comprises an Education and Training Manager, a Lead Pharmacy Technician responsible for Rotational Pharmacy Technician training, and two Deputy Lead Pharmacy Technicians.

This role will involve cross-site working at both Poole and Bournemouth hospitals, and requires a dedicated pharmacy technician to support the Lead Pharmacy Technician to improve, adapt and future-proof the UHD pharmacy workforce. As part of the role the individual will be required to contribute to the support of dispensary services and medicines optimisation.

The right applicant will be a dedicated, hardworking individual that works well within a team environment as well as under their own initiative. This role requires attention to detail and organisational skills are essential.

Main duties of the job

Appointed Educational Programme Director, line manager and mentor for PTPTs at the Poole site, taking responsibility for their learning and development

Identify and facilitate delivery of both external and in house training programmes to enable PTPTs and ATOs to meet their professional requirements and developmental needs.

Secure funding through apprenticeship levy and additional government funding

Provide support for the Lead Pharmacy Technician Education & Training

Participation in both ward and departmental-based pharmaceutical and educational duties.

The post holder will be encouraged to undertake training to develop their own education and training skills.

If you think you have the desire and ambition for this post then we would like to hear from you.

This role requires General Pharmaceutical Council Registration

Base Location: Currently this position will be Poole based with the requirement of cross site working between Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Interview Date: TBC

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have about this at interview.

There is a planned move for this service anticipated, when this role and base of work will relocate to Bournemouth site. Upon relocation of the role/service, excess mileage allowance / reimbursement will not apply, and any travel between the postholder's home and work base will be classified as a commute. Any other changes unrelated to this, will be handled in line with Trust/National terms and conditions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • NVQ3, BTEC in pharmaceutical science diploma or equivalent level
  • Qualified accuracy checking pharmacy technician
  • Qualified medicines management pharmacy technician


  • Member of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians (UK)
  • HEE Practice Supervisor Accreditation or equivalent
  • HEE Educational Supervisor Accreditation or equivalent



  • Post qualification hospital experience as a Band 5 (AFC) or equivalent
  • Previous experience of delivering induction and competency based training
  • Evidence of managing and developing staff groups


  • Demonstrate experience in developing standard operating procedures
  • Evidence of service development
  • HR experience - day to day supervision and management of staff
  • Knowledge of Level 2 and Level 3 training provision

Technical skills competencies


  • Good organisational abilities and able to prioritise work
  • Time management skills, ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure, remains calm
  • Ability to provide advice and guidance requiring analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to communicate effectively in difficult or demanding circumstances
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients/carers
  • Good influencing skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Information technology skills
  • Problem solving skills



  • Good knowledge of current pharmacy practice
  • Knowledge of the GPhC Standards of conduct, ethics and performance

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Reliable work record
  • Able to work on weekends and bank holidays and Late Duty as rostered
  • Appreciation of need to maintain confidentiality and security
  • Awareness of Equal Opportunities

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Dorset

Longfleet Road


BH15 2JB

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