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Chief Pharmacist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£99,891 to £114,949 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking a dedicated, inclusive and innovative Chief Pharmacist who would like to further their career within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

You will be an excellent communicator who is a skilled, visible leader who has the experience to develop the strategic vision for pharmacy services and ensure its implementation across the Trust. You will be responsible for the safe, secure, and effective provision, management and strategic direction of all aspects of pharmacy and medicines management services across the Trust, delivering high quality pharmaceutical service to patients and staff.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

You will provide clinical and professional leadership, quality and risk management and lead the strategic development of the service as well as ensuring maintenance of a research and development framework. You will ensure that the Trust's Pharmacy services are progressive and responsive to internal and external demand, patient focused, safe, efficient, effective and well-led.

You will be the expert voice on pharmacy matters to the Executive Board responsible for the oversight and governance of medicines, including the development, implementation and maintenance of a medicines optimisation strategy.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Pharmacy
  • Current registration with General Pharmaceutical Council GPhC)
  • Postgraduate qualification in Management or Leadership to Masters level or equivalent
  • Postgraduate certificate or diploma qualification in a Clinical Pharmacy topic


  • College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) member



  • Extensive experience of strategic planning, planning and organisational skills
  • Experience of the interpretation of national policy and local implications thereof
  • Experience of effective leadership of a service provision, including staff management and associated human resources processes



  • Extensive knowledge of medicines optimisation and medicines management including budget setting
  • Knowledge of controlled drugs and medicines legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management/leadership
  • Knowledge of NHS Commissioning Processes
  • Knowledge of mental health and community health prescribing issues in primary and secondary care


  • Knowledge of pharmacy and EPMA systems
  • Knowledge of antimicrobial stewardship



  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills, presentation skills and written communication skills
  • Planning and organisational skills, including advanced time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others to encourage collaborative working to improve performance
  • Ability to gain the confidence and credibility of a range of professionals, service users and carers

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Duncan Macmillan House

Porchester Road



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