Practice Educator - Pharmacy (ACT)

Job reference: 032677

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 20/10/2020

Job posted date: 06/10/2020

Salary: Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 15

Department: Training Programme Management

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***

Fixed term / Secondment until March 2021 
Part-Time - 15 hours per week

(SLA or secondment only for NHS staff in the first instance) 

Who We Are 

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland. Full information on the recruiting department is available here 

What you'll do 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our innovative team within NES Pharmacy for two days a week on a temporary basis up to March 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for a pharmacist with an interest in educational initiatives to expand their career experience.

The postholder will support the workstream relating to the initial education and training of pharmacists in Scotland. You will work to support the Principal Lead and Senior Educators in the furtherdevelopment and delivery of education and training for Pharmacist facilitators within the service who provide experiential learning opportunities. You will also support the design and development of the National Plans for Experiential Learning in Scotland

You will be highly motivated with a desire to support the further implementation of this exciting initiative. You will work closely with members of the NES team, community pharmacists, hospital and primary care pharmacists and colleagues from the Universities.

What you'll bring  

You will be a qualified Pharmacist with a Masters’ degree in Pharmacy or equivalent.  You should be member of the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain.  You will have knowledge of the pharmacy undergraduate education curricula. You will also bring excellent interpersonal skill and the ability to develop and maintain good communications and working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. 

Please note that travel across Scotland is a business as usual requirement of this role and may require overnight stays (currently on hold due to covid-19 response). We will offer remote interviews (via Microsoft Teams). 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Jennifer MacDougall or Gail Craig  at  

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. 
CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 20th October 2020 
Interview Date: 9th November 2020 onwards
Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.


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