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General Pharmaceutical Council
Scotland and Northern England, including Lanarkshire, Dumfries/Galloway, Newcastle & Northumberland
£43,706 - £50,635 per annum, depending on skills & experience, plus £6,576 car allowance per annum
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Pharmacy Technician
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a Pharmacy Inspector to inspect premises in our Scotland and Northern England region, including NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Borders, Northumberland, Newcastle, and North Tyneside.

Closing date: 9 May 2022 (12 pm)

Salary: £43,706 - £50,635 per annum, depending on skills and experience, plus benefits and a £6,576 car allowance per annum (or £7,476 per annum for PHEV/EV drivers only.)

Location: Homebased (covering sites in Scotland and Northern England)

Hours: 35 hours per week, from 9.00 to 5.00, Monday to Friday

The role

Are you a registered Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician with an in-depth knowledge of the GPhC’s standards and responsibilities?

Do you have experience in the implementation and use of technology in the delivery of pharmacy services particularly in a community or hospital setting?

Do you want to apply your knowledge and experience to provide assurance to patients and the public about the quality of pharmacy services and help drive improvement?

If so, we welcome you to apply for our Pharmacy Inspector vacancy…

The GPhC works to provide assurance to patients and the public that the pharmacies on our register are practicing safely and effectively. The post-holder will make an integral contribution to this aim by maintaining a programme of high-quality inspections of registered pharmacy premises through monitoring, supporting, and enforcing compliance in line with the GPhC’s standards.

Inspectors will also provide recommendations to the Registrar on the registration suitability of new pharmacies and work collaboratively with our Fitness to Practise team, giving valuable advice on pharmacy practice to inform investigations into allegations of pharmacy professional’s fitness to practise.

As the different forms of service delivery continue to grow, so does the scope of our inspections. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from those who have a background in the use of technology in the provision of pharmacy services including hub and spoke dispensing, robotic dispensing, or advanced Patient Medication Record systems. A qualification in independent prescribing or experience in the provision of advanced clinical services are also desirable.

The GPhC values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly those from underrepresented groups, including candidates who identify as black or from a minority ethnic background.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be a registered pharmacist or pharmacy technician with substantial recent experience of delivery of pharmacy services, preferably in a community or hospital environment.
  • Have a solid understanding of the GPhC’s statutory responsibilities, relevant legislative frameworks, and operational standards and a good understanding of the challenges facing retail community pharmacies.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have the drive to work independently and be a team player.
  • Have an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Benefits when joining our team

In return for their commitment and enthusiasm, applicants can expect a rewarding and challenging work environment, good work-life balance and workload plus an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 5 days.
  • A choice between two pension providers: NHS pension scheme or Standard Life.
  • Flexible working arrangements including reduced hours and home working.
  • Career breaks and sabbaticals.
  • Car allowance
  • Private medical insurance, life assurance, season ticket loan, bike loan and many more.

About the GPhC

We are a respected regulatory body that regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain. We work to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services.

Our organisation has a long-term vision and a desire for highly skilled and specialist staff. We are committed to providing workforce learning and development opportunities.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture and are committed to holding ourselves to the same standards we expect of others.

Applying for this role

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please submit your CV with a covering letter explaining how you meet each of the criteria for the role by using the submission link below. Please note that applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Please consult the job description document which is available via our 'working for us' page on our GPhC website:

Due to the high volume of applications we receive for some of our vacancies, we may close adverts once we have received a sufficient number of submissions and before the advertised date. Early application is advised.

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 9 May 2022 (12 pm)

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