Relief Pharmacist

North East England
31 May 2018
30 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

If you want to join this remarkable, award winning company, renowned for its forward-thinking, now is your chance!

Whitworth Chemists Ltd is currently recruiting for a relief pharmacist working in our North East area. Branches that will be covered will be mainly based around Teesside, County Durham, and Tyne & Wear. You may be required at times to work in different areas that will be within a reasonable travelling time and distance. 

We have full time and part time positions available. The days and hours will be on rota from Monday to Saturday.

Newly qualified pharmacists (due to receive results) will be considered for this role and are welcomed to apply.

For information about pharmacy locations please visit our branch list here:  

All our Pharmacies have a well-established pharmacy team with good working relationships in the community and with other healthcare workers, e.g. GP's. 

You will work in a pharmacy, operating on a Healthy Living Pharmacy platform, providing pharmacy and dispensing services to customers and optimizing the delivery of professional services whilst maintaining Company policy/procedures, protocol and quality standards.


  • Manage and provide a professional NHS and Private dispensing service for customers. Offer appropriate advice and guidance to meet customer needs.
  • Order pharmacy products using the Company ordering systems to ensure that customer demand can be met.
  • Maintain strict controls of wastage through the correct handling/dispensing and storage of goods minimizing wastage and reductions.
  • Ensure teams deliver a high level of customer service.
  • Ensure a high standard of product knowledge through training and familiarization with the protocol.
  • Work with all staff using the Company policies/procedures/protocol and standards expected when providing customer service.
  • Train and develop the abilities of team members ensuring that they are equipped to perform current duties effectively and in accordance with Company procedures. 
  • Encourage those reporting to him/her to work in a safe manner to meet statutory requirements and the Company’s Health & Safety procedures and ensure they adhere to all other requirements of the Contract of Employment.
  • Actively participate in the Healthy Living Pharmacy agenda, as set out in the pathfinder documents set nationally and by other bodies.
  • To actively take part in the Company-wide Healthy Living Pharmacy platform.
  • Encourage and coaching of Healthy Living Champions in branch.
  • Participate in a full range of local and private services.

Our company benefits scheme will be available to the appointed candidates upon successful completion of their probation period. More information can be found here:

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Please send us your full CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to apply for the position. We welcome pharmacists with varied experience in management and background.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews.

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