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Technical Services Production Leader

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Have you got the enthusiasm and confidence to take up the challenge of this exciting post in the Pharmacy Technical Services department, working closely with the Head of Pharmacy Production and Chief Production Leader in the management of the day-to-day and strategic needs of Aseptic and Non-Sterile Production services.

About our Pharmacy Service

Working as part of the team within the Main Pharmacy department you will deliver a high quality, flexible and responsive service to internal and external customers, whilst developing efficiency savings and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Please note that we would welcome applications from Pharmacy Technicians

Please also note that, in order to streamline recruitment, this vacancy may expire prior to the advertised closing date so early application is recommended.

Main duties of the job

Supporting the Head of Pharmacy Production and other senior staff in the management of the Pharmaceutical Quality System and be an advocate for quality improvement.

Lead individual projects for the advancement of Pharmacy Technical Services, and coordinate others to support where required.

To participate in the manufacture of aseptically prepared and non-sterile products.

To support the recruitment, training and development of production staff, ensuring comprehensive training programmes are available and records are maintained.

To coordinate, maintain and promote an efficient and economic production service, providing a reactive service in response to changing circumstances.

Liaise with the team and senior managers to report problems, share information and improve the working of the team.

Discuss changes in practice required by policy and strategy review and the implications this will have on the team and on an individual basis. Share constructive ideas and respond to feedback for improving the service and suggest how these ideas may be taken forward.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oBTEC, NVQ level 3 in pharmacy services or Science Manufacturing Technician, or Level 5 qualification in a scientific subject. Level 5 qualifications are: diploma of higher education (DipHE), foundation degree, higher national diploma (HND), level 5 award, level 5 certificate, level 5 diploma, level 5 NVQ


  • oNVQ assessor qualification
  • oManagement qualification
  • oPost-graduate qualification relevant to technical practice or portfolio that demonstrates the acquisition and use of an equivalent level of specialist knowledge.
  • oAccuracy Checking Pharmacy Qualification
  • oRadiation Protection Supervisor course
  • oProfessional registration



  • oPrevious evaluated experience of full time work within a pharmaceutical production unit.
  • oPrevious experience of training/coaching/mentoring in a supervisory role.


  • oPrevious experience working in a hospital pharmacy
  • oPrevious experience working in a managerial role.
  • oPrevious experience working in an Aseptic Unit.

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust





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