Programme Officer - Pharmacy Technician

Job reference: 108406

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 14/07/2022

Job posted date: 23/06/2022

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Pharmacy - QM

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

Fixed term/Secondment Up to March 2023

37.5 hours per week (part time/sessional may be considered)

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 an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland.  NES is responsible for developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland. 

What you'll do

Are you interested in developing the role of pharmacy technicians in Scotland?  This is an exciting post for a Programme Officer for the General Practice Learning Pathway for Pharmacy Technicians which offers a unique development opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced pharmacy technician to expand their career experience at this level
The post holder will lead on the delivery of the General Practice Learning Pathway for Pharmacy Technicians across Scotland.  The role will also support the development and delivery of other pharmacy technician initiatives, as well as providing an excellent opportunity to gain experience in an education and training environment.

The post holder will work closely with the NES Educational Lead for Pharmacy Technicians, seconded Programme Officers and key stakeholders from all pharmacy sectors in the continued development and delivery of the General Practice Learning Pathway for Pharmacy Technicians . 

What you'll bring

Significant experience in a relevant role and setting is required as well as a flexible approach to learning and problem solving, effective prioritisation and sound judgement.  Developing effective relationships with key stakeholders will also be essential for the delivery of this post. Experience and/or understanding of the external drivers as well as awareness of relevant NHS policies/priorities is desirable, as is experience of audit, evaluation or research.

The nature of the post will allow you to develop your knowledge and skills in an education and training environment at a regional and national level.

Informal enquiries are welcomed at

*Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.

For further information please refer to the Job Information Pack below.

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

Closing date: 14th July 2022

Interview date: TBC

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

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment: