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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/10/2021.

Service Manager

Job Reference: 358-3455207-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Support & Imaging
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager to support the Pharmacy Department at the University Hospitals of Leicester. We are one of the largest NHS healthcare providers in England providing a range of local, regional and national services across three sites.


The Pharmacy Department provides a full range of clinical and supply services operating across all three main hospital sites. These include dispensing for inpatients and discharge, aseptic dispensing, procurement, medicines information, home care and clinical trials, an extensive clinical pharmacy service and support our 3 hospital vaccination hubs. We are currently leading several large projects within the service making it an exciting time to join our team


You will support the department predominantly with Leicester Hospitals’ Vaccine Service alongside service redesign, modernization and new ways of working to meet the ever-growing levels of patient activity and service demands. Therefore a logical thinker with strong organisational and influencing skills will be required for this role. You will work closely with the General Manager, Chief Pharmacist and Deputy Chief Pharmacists as well as operational and clinical leads from other services to ensure effective service development, operational management and delivery of a high quality service.


You will be an inspiring and credible operational leader with the energy, drive and determination to successfully respond to the changing expectations and needs of the department and of the trust. You should have excellent interpersonal skills, enabling you to empower and lead others to ensure the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service.


Applicants are encouraged to contact the department in advance of application to discuss the role. Applicants are encouraged from both a pharmacy and non-pharmacy background.


This role is offered on a Secondment/Fixed Term Basis for a period of up to 6 months.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mel Cross - General Manager

0116 250 2649


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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