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Associate Chief Pharmacist

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,250 to £48,682 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
A rare opportunity has arisen for an exceptional candidate looking to work less than full time in an Associate Chief Pharmacist role.

We are seeking an experienced pharmacy leader to join our team as Associate Chief Pharmacist, leading the clinical pharmacy service across the Trust and working alongside two other Associate Chief Pharmacists who are leading specialist and operational pharmacy services respectively.

An inspirational operational leader who empowers and supports their teams, you will have a track record of delivering a high performing pharmacy service and be ready for your next challenge. You will contribute to the Trust pharmacy and medicines strategy, be a key member of the pharmacy leadership team and deputise for the Chief Pharmacist.

This is an exceptional high-profile role for an experienced senior manager, presenting opportunities to develop skills which will be indispensable for anyone with aspirations to be a Chief Pharmacist in the future. If you share our values and vision for improvement, quality and operational performance please get in touch with Jo Rhodes, Chief Pharmacist ( / 01737 768511 ext.1685) to learn more.

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:

Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.

National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.

We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the personal specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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