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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Education & Development

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum - includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Are you a Pharmacy Technician with a passion for education and development? Are you ready to take the next step in your career to develop our future Pharmacy workforce alongside your own management skills? If so, we would love to have you join us for this role as Senior Pharmacy Technician - Education & Development.

Working within the multi-disciplinary team is key to the post and we are seeking candidates who work with enthusiasm, can use their own initiative, show a willingness to learn and are keen for a new challenge. The department is supportive of personal/career development, and you should be keen to continue your professional development.

If you are ambitious for the future of pharmacy and think you have the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for this post, then please do apply.

Applications from those seeking job-share and/or secondment are also welcome.

Main duties of the job

The Pharmacy Education & Development Team at the Royal Surrey actively seeks to innovate the delivery of training programmes, including developing and launching multi-sector training programmes for both trainee pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. You will work closely with the other members of the Pharmacy Education & Development Team in a supportive environment to further build your skills and develop your expertise in pharmacy education and development. You will have the opportunity to build relationships with stakeholders, both within the trust and regionally, to develop training programmes in line with national requirements, at an exciting time when we are offering cross-sector training programmes for pharmacy trainees with the mental health, general practice and community pharmacy sectors.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

As a member of the Pharmacy Education & Training team, to support the training and development of pharmacy trainees in line with local, regional and national guidelines, personal development plans and service needs As a member of the Pharmacy Department, to ensure safe, effective, economical and timely pharmaceutical care for all patients receiving a pharmaceutical service from the department

To support the education, training and continual professional development of all technical and support staff in the Trust To support the apprenticeship training for pharmacy technicians and assistants in the Trust To support the development, delivery and evaluation of education and training provided within the Department and within the Trust To participate in the front-line provision of Pharmacy Services as appropriate and when required, including pharmacy clinical and dispensing services

Person Specification



  • Qualified Pharmacy Technician NVQ / QCF Level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent plus accredited underpinning knowledge (BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent) as recognised by the GPhC
  • Current registration with the GPhC as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (or willing to undertake)
  • Educational Supervisor Training (or willing to undertake)
  • Evidenced records of commitment to Continuous Professional Development


  • Recognised, current Medicines Management/ Optimisation Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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