Programme Officer - Foundation Programme for Pharmacy Technicians

Job reference: 076083

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 25/11/2021

Job posted date: 04/11/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Department: Pharmacy

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

**** COVID-19 - Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely.  If successful you will also initially be working remotely in line with guidance from Scottish Government*** 

Job title:  Programme Officer - Foundation Programme for Pharmacy Technicians
Permanent / Full time : 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 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.  

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 Foundation Programme 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 Foundation Programme 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 Foundation Programme 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.

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

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Val Findlay at

Closing date: 25th November 2021
Interview date : 16th December 2021

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:


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