Scottish Pharmacy Clinical Leadership Fellow

Job reference: 055001

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 13/06/2021

Job posted date: 26/05/2021

Salary: Various

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 22.5

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***  



(This includes the Community Pharmacy Sector) 

4 posts – 0.6 WTE each (flexible) 

Secondment opportunity for 12 months – Band 8a or 8b or equivalent (paid at current salary level within these grades) 

Location - workplaces for these posts will be flexible and if possible, some time spent in Scottish Government, NES and within other relevant organisations across Scotland. 

Do you like a challenge and have the curiosity and ambition to work at the leading edge of Scottish pharmacy development? 

Building on the success of the first three cohorts, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is offering a career development opportunity to 4 senior pharmacists (currently working at Agenda for Change Band 8a/8b or equivalent) currently working in, and committed to, NHS Scotland to become the next Scottish Pharmacist Clinical Leadership Fellows (SPCLFs).  This includes working in the Community Pharmacy Sector.  

This opportunity is designed to strengthen future pharmacy leadership by developing the skills of individuals at a national strategic level with support from NHS Scotland Pharmacy leaders. Each post is an excellent opportunity for senior pharmacists to expand their national leadership experience and develop their skills, whilst maintaining links to their current service. 

Working with senior Scottish Government and NHS Scotland Pharmacy leaders, as well as other key strategic groups and organisations within NHS Scotland and the profession, the SPCLFs will be involved in taking forward Scottish Government strategy, Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care. The planned focus of project work this year will be HEPMA, Pharmacogenomics, Digital Pharmacy Capabilities and Substance Misuse. 

Applicants should be highly motivated and working at a senior level in any sector of care within NHS Scotland, including the community setting and have a good understanding of NHS and professional structures and processes along with a sound grasp of the Scottish Policy context. Excellent communication skills, experience in service development, and evidence of leadership skills, for example in engaging, motivating and influencing others at senior levels are also essential. 

Please note that as part of the application process you will be asked to submit a statement in support from your Director of Pharmacy, senior line manager or community pharmacy owner 

Further information can be obtained from Susan Roberts at   

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the below Job Information Pack which includes the Job Summary, Person Specification and Conditions of Service. 

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

Closing date for completed applications is 13th June 

Remote interviews (expected early July) will be held on (via Microsoft Teams). 


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