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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Education and Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This post is for internal candidates to South Tees Trust. If you are not currently working within the trust your application will not be reviewed and automatically rejected at shortlisting stage. Please be aware of this when submitting your application.

Are you an ambitious Pharmacy Technician looking for a new and exciting challenge? This is a rare opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician, with experience in education and training, to join our rapidly expanding pharmacy team at South Tees Hospitals.

In this role, you will actively lead and contribute to the education & training strategies for pharmacy staff alongside the current education & training team. Together, you will be responsible for the supervision and high-quality training and development of Pharmacy Technicians, Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy ATOs and Assistants at South Tees Hospitals.

The role will include delivery of local training programmes developed in-house and the facilitation of nationally recognised pharmacy qualifications, including the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians and Level 2 qualifications for support staff, alongside an approved training provider.

Applying candidates should be a motivated and positive individual, with excellent communication skills, be a strong team player, be flexible to change and have confidence to effectively liaise with other health care professionals in a hospital setting.

Main duties of the job

To manage the education, training and development programmes for Pharmacy Technicians and pharmacy support staff within the trust

To continually review the training and development needs of Pharmacy Technicians and support staff

Develop relationships with stakeholders, both within the Trust, regionally and nationally, to develop training programmes in line with national requirements

Deliver inspiring mentorship and offer evolving development opportunities to Pharmacy Technicians, PTPTs and support staff

Line management responsibilities

Undertake dispensing and final accuracy checking duties, following department SOPs

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • NVQL3 and BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent.
  • Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC
  • Nationally recognised Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician qualification
  • Formal training in leadership/ supervisory skills
  • Educational supervisor training
  • Recognised Medicines optimisation accreditation


  • NVQ assessor A1/ D1 qualification



  • Significant post qualification pharmacy experience
  • Experience in the supervision and training of technical and support staff


  • Current management skills and associated HR duties

Knowledge & Skills


  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Able to plan, prioritise, and organise own workload as well as that of others
  • Able to work methodically and accurately
  • Maintains a calm and professional manner at all times
  • Proficient IT skills

Personal Attributes


  • Enthusiastic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivating and ability to motivate others
  • Positive, forward-thinking attitude

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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