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Lead Pharmacist Community Mental Health Services Brighton & Hove

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 May 2024
Are you a caring, engaging and innovative pharmacist? If so, you could be well suited to this role.

We are looking to recruit a highly committed band 8a Lead Pharmacist (Mental Health) to be part of the Trust Medicines Management Team working with our Community Mental Health Teams in Brighton & Hove.

You will be offering advice on complex medicines queries along with delivering direct patient care, with the opportunity to become a qualified prescriber embedded within the team.

We are ideally looking to recruit a pharmacist with mental health experience and experience of managing a team.

This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Main duties of the job

This post present a great opportunity for an experienced pharmacist motivated by the desire to improve patient care to support the Community Mental Health teams. You will be working with Specialist Pharmacists and Technicians to provide this service.

The role demands an organised, flexible individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work on their own initiative.

The team provides a well-structured support system, access to professional training, and excellent opportunity for professional development.

There is no dispensary commitment with this role.

About us

We are a friendly and committed pharmacy team, who are keen to support the wellbeing of our patients and each other.

Sussex Partnership is one of the largest mental health trust in the UK. The physical health of our mental health patients is important to us and with the live expectancy of patients with serious mental health dying 15 to 20 years earlier, the trust is committed to reducing this risk and pharmacy play a key role in this.
About us
As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

You can expect:
  • Access to full psychological support, the wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes.
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
  • A position within a trust rated as Outstanding for caring and Good overall by the CQC
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays) pro rata
  • Excellent NHS Pension Scheme

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification. If you have any queries please feel free to contact to discuss further, we would be more than happy to chat through the particulars of the role.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Pharmacy at a British School of Pharmacy, or recognised equivalent
  • Clinical Pharmacy post graduate qualification (e.g. certificate or diploma)
  • Registered Member of General Pharmaceutical Council.

Knowledge, Training and Experience


  • To have demonstrable evidence of having met the full gateway KSF for 7 Specialist Pharmacist
  • Experience of working with different healthcare professions and managers across the wider healthcare economy
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of the key stakeholders the post is likely to be supporting and how they will be expected to support them.
  • Demonstrable expertise in highly relevant field of pharmacy specialism
  • Significant experience of working within a hospital pharmacy department post qualification, including experience in mental health service provision
  • Experience of working with working age mental health services.
  • Excellent clinical pharmacy skills with particular emphasis on medicines used in mental health
  • Experience in providing both written and verbal information on drug usage
  • Experience in carrying out Medicines Information queries, providing both verbal and written specialist advice

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Millview Hospital

Nevill Ave,



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