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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Senior Pharmacist – Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist Training Prog

Job Reference: 387-DT-3065-LS

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacy Education & Training
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£45,753 - £51,668 pa pro rata

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Pharmacy Workforce Development South (PWDS).

PWDS are expanding the team that provides training and support to pre-registration pharmacist trainees across the South West.

PWDS provide and facilitate a wide range of education and training programmes to support the pharmacy workforce across Heath Education England (HEE) South.

This post is a new position to work alongside and with our current pre-registration trainee pharmacist Training Programme Director. Together you will be responsible for the organisation of our HEE South pre-registration training programme to those trainees in the South West. This will include facilitating the three residential courses that run throughout the year, organising a series of local learning set training days for trainees in the Bristol, Gloucester and Swindon areas. These learning opportunities could be provided across virtual learning platforms or face to face.

You will also work closely with the members of the HEE South team providing the training programme for Thames Valley and Wessex areas as well as the PWDS team based in Bristol.

In August 2020 we welcomed 73 pre-registration pharmacist trainees to our SW training scheme. This includes several trainees participating in innovative programmes across pharmacy sections such as GP, community pharmacy and CCGs. You will provide pastoral support to them throughout their training year both at study days and through regular online or face to face contact. You will also provide support to the tutors across the South West ensuring they are provided with up to date information regarding pre-registration training.

There will also be opportunity for you to represent PWDS and HEE South at regional events and national meetings relating to pre-registration training.

This post will suit a pharmacist with an interest in the education and development of others, who enjoys being part of a strong team and who has the ability to manage their own time, with good organisational skills.

There will be some requirement to attend the Bristol PWDS office however remote working can also be supported.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEllen WilliamsJob titleDirector of PWDSEmail addressellen.williams@nhs.netTelephone number0117 342 6765Additional contact information

Ellen Williams, Director, PWDS, 0117 342 6765 working days Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday

Helen Ireland, PRP Training Programme Director on 0117 342 6677 Working days Tues, Weds and Thursday

Will Batten, PRP Training Programme Director on 0117 342 6677


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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