Duty Pharmacy Manager

CB24 6AY, Cambridge
Closing date
4 Jul 2021
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About the role

Discover what it’s like to work in a fast paced environment, where colleagues are focused on delivering a gold standard of service and patient care. There’s a lot more to it than dispensing medicines. Every day you’ll have the opportunity to make things better for customers in all sorts of ways, such as helping customers with their new medicines, providing vaccinations, reviewing customers’ use of their medicines, and checking blood pressure or testing for blood glucose levels. It’s very much about supporting our communities, by making the best healthcare choices available and convenient for local people.

Working alongside experienced Pharmacists and managers, you will receive local management and leadership support in whatever store you are based. Our management team comes from a variety of backgrounds so there is always a chance to learn.  

We are looking for talented and driven Pharmacy professionals who can deliver the highest quality healthcare service to our customers and in return, we'll provide a supportive team, detailed industry training and a varied working environment where no two days are the same. 

You will be responsible for

As a Duty Pharmacy Manager, you'll play an important role in supporting the managing, inspiring and developing a team of colleagues into senior pharmacists of the future whilst delivering a great service for our customers. You will also be responsible for: 

  • Ensuring customers are at the heart of everything we do, making sure our medicines are available, providing patient services, dispensing, and giving healthcare advice. 
  • Supporting the manager to lead, motivate and develop your colleagues.
  • Keeping the business and the customer safe and legal.
  • Supporting the manager in building working relationships with Primary Care Organisations (PCOs) and GP surgeries and ensuring payment claims are accurate for anything covered by the NHS.

Working as part of a team of Pharmacists, your work will provide you with numerous opportunities for continued professional development, peer review and reflective learning. You'll also develop your management and leadership skills by managing other healthcare professionals. 

You will need

Supporting the management of one of our modern Pharmacies, you'll apply your pharmacy and customer focus, and passion for patient care through services, to motivate your team to be the best they can be.

You will need: 

  • A pharmacy degree
  • Membership of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • MUR accreditation
  • Hepatitis B immunisation (or be prepared to be immunised after starting)
  • Pharmacists working for Tesco will have to complete a DBS check (organised by Tesco) prior to commencement of employment.

What’s in it for you

Our Pharmacy department is one of the most exciting areas of our business. We are always looking to develop new ways to deliver the best service possible for our customers. Our modern Pharmacies are a great environment for colleagues to develop as they help to serve Britain's shoppers a little better every day.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • A structured training plan for Pharmacy Leadership, designed by industry experts. 
  • Annual payment of your GPhC fee.
  • Colleague Discount Card (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco.
  • Location enhanced salary in selected areas.
  • An annual bonus scheme, a share saver scheme and a Tesco Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Discounts through the Tesco business, including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Financial products.
  • Gym membership at corporate rates organised through GymPass ®

Tesco Pharmacy offers a high level of working flexibility and control over your work rotas. This enables our managers to enjoy routine overlap periods with other Pharmacists on duty, so ideas about patient care and colleague development can be worked on together.  

Colleague welfare is very important at Tesco, and to take your health and well-being seriously our stores ensure that Pharmacists always get uninterrupted breaks away from the Pharmacy, to help you relax, refuel and recharge on or off site.

To ensure correct staffing levels and flexibility our Pharmacy teams are supported by trained multi-skilled colleagues from across the store, available to support the Pharmacy when required, to maintain safe staffing.

Above all this, working for the UK’s largest retailer gives you the opportunity to develop into roles anywhere in the UK and, for those interested, into fields beyond pharmacy.


Working in Tesco Pharmacy

When our customers asked for the convenience of in-store pharmacies, we made it happen, opening hundreds of Pharmacies across our stores nationwide.

Our Pharmacies are equipped to the highest standards and include a consultation area. They offer our customers the personal touch of a community Pharmacy with the added convenience of being in a Tesco store.

Pharmacy Technicians and Dispensers

Discover what it’s like to work in a fast-paced environment, where colleagues are focused on delivering great service and care. There’s a lot more to it than dispensing medicines. Every day you’ll have the opportunity to get on by making the difference for customers in all sorts of ways - providing support for giving up smoking, reviewing customers’ use of medicines, checking blood pressure or testing for blood glucose levels. 

At the Pharmacy you will support the Pharmacy Manager and Duty Pharmacy Manager with the supervision and development of other members of the pharmacy team. Working alongside the Pharmacists, you'll apply your technical skills and strong customer focus to accurately dispense medication for our customers.


We try hard to make sure that we offer a broad choice of benefits to make Tesco a great place to work and shop. Our aim is to make our benefits easily accessible, simple to understand and great value for all our colleagues. 

From day one colleagues will be welcomed to our fantastic package of benefits.

Even though retirement may be many years away, we offer a Tesco Retirement Savings Plan when colleagues join where they can decide how much they save, and we will match their contributions up to a maximum of 7.5%.

We have a wide range of discounts and schemes designed to help colleagues save money on everyday costs and treats, from tyres to theme parks or on days out and holidays. Tesco Mobile has exclusive colleague only deals and you can stay healthy for less with our Cycle to Work scheme and enjoy national gym membership discounts and money off health plans.

Colleague benefits include:

  • Holiday pay and sick pay
  • Maternity pay
  • All-employee share schemes such as Buy As You Earn and Save As You Earn
  • The chance to join our Retirement Savings Plan where we will match your contributions up to a maximum of 7.5%. It also gives you valuable life cover of five times your pay
  • Annual Colleague Bonus Plan, offering up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard offering 10% staff discount after three months’ service
  • Open plan offices with shared desk space enabling colleagues to work with and learn from different colleagues
  • Informal meeting spaces and project spaces for teams to collaborate
  • Tea points on each floor to make free drinks, take a break and catch up with colleagues
  • Restaurants offering fresh food, cooked from scratch using our own products with varied menu choices from building to building
  • Health and beauty services, including a nurse, GP and massage therapists
  • Free onsite car parking and a frequent free shuttle bus service from the train station

We also have a broad range of everyday services including an onsite Tesco Express Store, Click & Collect, dry cleaning and shoe repair service, train ticket machines, cash machines, travel money ordering and collection, post office service, fuel pumps and a car wash.

Everyone's Welcome

At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone’s Welcome.  Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco.  It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated.  We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.

Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

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