Practice Educator (Pharmacy)

Job reference: 055218

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 13/06/2021

Job posted date: 27/05/2021

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

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***  

Practice Educator – Pharmacy (ACT) 

Agenda for Change Band 7; £40,872 to £47,846 per annum  

37.5 hours per week (full and part time options available) 

Fixed term / secondment until March 2022* 

Base: flexible / Any NES Office Location 

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. This is an excellent opportunity for a pharmacist with an interest in educational initiatives to expand their career experience.  This post may be offered on a full time or part time basis. 

The postholder will primarily 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 further development 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. 

Support for other workstreams may be possible and those interested in the wider Pharmacy delivery should apply.  

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.  

* For NHS employees considering this post, please note that appointments will only be considered on a secondment or SLA basis, in the first instance 

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 at   

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

Closing Date: 13 June 2021 

Interview Date: 7 July 2021 


The closing date for this job has now passed.