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Lead Pharmacy Technician (Education and Training)

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

  • Ensure effective management of education and training for pharmacy technicians and assistants, including apprenticeships, BTEC and PWDS Pharmacy programmes
  • Together with the lead technicians of the different sectors within the pharmacy department establish and implement an effective education, training and development strategy for their staff
  • Provide effective support to enable development of the roles of pharmacy technicians and assistants
  • To lead a team of internal verifiers and NVQ assessors for Pharmacy NVQ’s
  • As an accredited checking technician (Dispensary or/and Aseptic services), undertake final accuracy checking and/or final product approval of medicines.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Are you enthusiastic about the education, training and development of Pharmacy staff and have some experience/interest in this area already? Then this may well be the job for you!

This is an exciting time at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, within an innovative and growing pharmacy department.  

The position will therefore suit a Technician who is ready for a new challenge. The post-holder will support registered and non-registered roles within the Pharmacy. The ideal candidate would have the perfect opportunity to further develop themselves and their team members in a supportive, innovative organisation.

The post-holder will lead on developing and establishing education and training pathways for registered and non-registered roles within pharmacy.

We welcome applications from those wanting to develop their career and consideration will be given to those strong candidates who may not meet all the essential criteria and therefore offered a developmental role. Roles offered on a developmental basis will be banded lower until all competency targets are met.

Any successful applicant for the above post will be expected to participate in flexible working which will include weekend, late duty and bank holiday rotas.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Maddy Poh, Lead Pharmacist Education and Training on 01271 322395 /

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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