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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/11/2020.

Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 457-20-029-MD

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Government Apprenticeship Scheme

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Medical Directorate

Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician(Fixed Term Temporary apprenticeship)

Salary: Government Apprenticeship Scheme

Location:Pharmacy Department
Michael Carlisle Centre, Sheffield

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Post Ref: 457-20-029-MD

Do you have a keen interest in maths and science and wish to undertake further studies?

Would you like the opportunity to work toward the level 3 Diplomas in Pharmacy and register as a Pharmacy Technician?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions you may be interested in a two-year apprenticeship style training scheme which is available at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust, based at the Michael Carlisle Centre in Sheffield.

The successful candidate will attend Sheffield College on a day release basis to undertake a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science, whilst training in the workplace (NHS Hospital) 4 days per week to obtain and prove competence in the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills.

The opportunity offers 2 years comprehensive training in all aspects of pharmacy services on a rotational basis.

Individuals will need to be highly organised and motivated and be capable of meeting multiple deadlines. We will expect applicants to have an understanding of the role of a Pharmacy Technician (or have previous experience of working in a pharmacy).

Students who successfully complete the 2-year course and associated study will be eligible to register as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

To be eligible for consideration for a Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician interview, you MUST meet all essential criteria and have a MINIMUM of:

5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including English Language, Maths and 2 Sciences (or dual award)

Applicants MUST have the required minimum qualifications and will be asked to bring original certificates to interview (or predicted grades for school leavers, on official letter headed school/college paper).

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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