Current vacancies at the Trust

Dispensary Manager

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Fixed Term - 1 year in the First Instance
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
£46,897 - £54,983 p.a. inclusive of HCA
27/04/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

We have an exciting opportunity at St Thomas' Pharmacy for a Dispensary Manager to join our Pharmacy team. You will be required to provide an exemplary pharmacy service in accordance with current legislation, accepted professional and ethical standards and clinical requirements. You will also be responsible for leading, motivating and effectively managing the pharmacy team and its budgets by providing excellent clinical and managerial leadership.

You must be a Registered Pharmacist with extensive experience working in an acute hospital environment.

This role is full time (37.5 hours per week) and you will be expected to work within the pharmacy rota system which covers the opening times of 07:00-19:00 Monday - Sunday. Therefore, you will be expected to work approximately 1 in every 6 weekends, this includes bank holidays. This is for a fixed term appointment of 1 year in the first instance, available from April 2018.

You will be responsible for a team of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants, Technicians and Assistants and will be expected to provide excellent management and leadership within the department. You will be required to manage a team so must be able to demonstrate this experience at interview. As the Dispensary Manager for a busy site, you will need excellent dispensing technical skills and be able to demonstrate ability to work quickly, calmly and accurately under pressure.

A significant part of the role is to ensure compliance to current standards so a working knowledge of current standards is required in order to amend policy and procedure as appropriate and provide (or source) team training and coaching.

Closing date: 27th April 2018 at Midnight

Interview Date: 11th May 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:
If you would like to know more about this role, please email


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to know more about this role, please email

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7897

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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