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Lead Technician Education and Training Technical Services

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

Role Summary

Are you a Pharmacy Technician who is passionate about training and development of the Pharmacy Technical workforce? If so, the Pharmacy Technical Services at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a forward-thinking, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Technician to join our team. Technical services are currently covering aseptic services, over labelling & repacking unit, radiopharmacy and the pharmacy clinical trial unit.

As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you’ll be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy when they need it most.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

The main purpose of the role is to organise, facilitate, deliver and support the training and development of various members of the pharmacy technical workforce, including but not limited to Pharmacy Technicians, Science Manufacturing Technicians (SMT), Science Manufacturing Process Operative (SMPO), pharmacy assistants, pre-registration pharmacists and work experience students. The post holder will also act as line manager for SMTs and SMPOs.

You will have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and committed to providing the highest quality of training. You will need an ability to develop effective working relationships and to prioritise your own work. You will be required to be flexible, reliable and able to work on your own and within the team to support, develop and train our increasing workforce. You will work with our Lead Technician (Pharmacy) and Lead Pharmacist for Training & Education to ensure that technical services are included in the overall workforce development of the pharmacy department.

Working Pattern: 37.5 per week, which may be able to be worked flexibly including weekends and bank holidays, as agreed at the interview.

Interview Date: Thursday 4th May 2023.

For further information please contact: Yvonne Palmer, Principal Pharmacist Technical Services 01392 404811.

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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