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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.

Pre Registration Cross Sector Trainee Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 236-NCA-P134-2020-A

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
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The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Are you highly motivated and enthusiastic? Would you like to train in a role that can make a difference?

We are looking to recruit Pre-Registration Cross Sector Trainee Pharmacy Technicians to work for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust with our friendly team of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Assistant Technical Officers ***This is a 2 year fixed term appointment*** The post is 37.5 hours per week and the salary 1st year wage is £16,909 Band 4 Annex 21

Pharmacy Technicians have an important role within the hospital managing all aspects of medicines. This involves preparing and dispensing medicines and counselling patients on the use of their medicines.

We have introduced trainees to cross sector working, contributing to healthcare in General Practice and Community Pharmacy working across the whole health care system.

This is an excellent opportunity to train for a career as a Registered Pharmacy Technician. You will study for a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians whilst you work on an Apprenticeship program, gaining experience in various areas of pharmacy within the Trust.

We are looking for candidates with vision and motivation to join our dynamic team. Applicants must possess a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A - C or grade 4 - 9 including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry or dual science. Training is provided by day release study one day per week to Trafford College. You must be willing and able to follow an academic and practical training course and commit up to 10 hours per week of your own time for private study.

*Successful candidates must arrange and fund their own transport to Trafford College but funding is available for College fees.*

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Sheryl Hargreaves, Chief Pharmacy Technician / Project Manager

0161 206 4208


If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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