Programme Officer - Pharmacy Technician (Peripatetic Work Based Assessor)

Job reference: 108437

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

2.0 WTE in total (full or part time options) 

Fixed term / secondment up to March 2023 

(secondment only for NHS staff 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
These posts will support delivery of the new NES Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) Scheme across Scotland, supporting the assessment of PTPTs undertaking the SVQ in Pharmacy Services at SCQF Level 8, to ensure a quality standardised programme. 

What you'll bring
This is an exciting new initiative offering secondment/fixed term opportunities to pharmacy technicians.   Significant experience as a work based assessor is required as well as a flexible approach to learning and problem solving, effective prioritisation and sound judgement.  Developing effective relationships with key stakeholders and training providers will also be essential for the delivery of these posts. The nature of the posts will also allow you to further develop your knowledge and skills in an education and training environment at a national level.

Experience and understanding of the SQA assessment processes and quality management systems is desirable.

You should be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis must discuss this with their current employer before applying.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Val Findlay at or via

*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: To be confirmed

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: