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Job reference: 134895
Salary: Band 8C (£75,711 - £81,426)
Job closing date: 05/02/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 32
Job posted date: 18/01/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Pharmacy

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Programme Lead (Pharmacy) 

Hours: Sessional (up to 8 sessions/0.8 WTE) 

Duration: The post is available up to March 2024 in the first instance.* 

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working.  We’re happy to talk about how you want to work. 

Who We Are  

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the national health board with statutory responsibilities to effect sustainable change through workforce development, education and training across the health and social care system in Scotland, while working at UK level with partner organisations.  Full information on the recruiting department is available here  

What you'll do  

This post will support the development of education and training for pharmacist post registration career development, focusing on the later stages of the career pathway.  Education and training, as part of wider workforce transformation across pharmacy, will increase clinical capacity providing direct patient facing care as part of the multidisciplinary team.   This role will deliver the collaboration and expertise required to support embedding this level of pharmacist education and training within clinical pathways.  

The Programme Lead for  Pharmacy will be responsible for: 

  • Leading the development of advanced practice pharmacist education and training requirements as defined by the RPS Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum in the NHS managed service within a specific clinical pathway, speciality or sector which aligns with service priorities and an area of expertise as agreed on appointment 

  •   Explore and develop national pathways to support the key pillars i.e. clinical practice, leadership, research and education.
  • Supporting the development of the conditions required in practice to allow pharmacists to develop the clinical practice, leadership, education and research skills required  

What you'll bring    

  You will hold a Master of Pharmacy degree, be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).  You will be able to demonstrate current practice is at an Advanced or Consultant level as defined by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society curriculum 

You will demonstrate strong communication, influencing and negotiating skills and be able to evidence the ability​​​​​​​ to build and sustain key relationships across the stakeholders and sectors.     


Please note that travel across Scotland can be a business as usual requirement of this role and may require overnight stays.   

*For NHS employee applicants: Secondment or SLA will be considered in the first instance 

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the job information pack below. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Susan Roberts , Associate Director (Pharmacy) via or 

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.  

Closing Date:  Sunday 5th February 2023 

Interview Date: To be agreed 

You must have eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK which is required to be maintained throughout your period of employment. Evidence of this must be produced upon request.   

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 


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