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Band 4 Student Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 391-6043-M-OO

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead
(Conditions apply please see advert)

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

As part of the application process you will be asked to answer number of questions regarding World Class Care Values. In order to watch a video with the values, please visit our trust's website.

Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) Band 4

£20,150 - £23,363 per annum inclusive of HCAS (Salary, 70% Band 4 Year 1 and 75% Band 4 Year 2)

2 Years & 5 months Fixed Term Contract

This is an exciting time to be working at the Royal Free London one of the biggest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, delivering care to more than 1.6 million people a year through our three main hospitals: Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free.

We are looking for four individuals to join our dynamic team, across our 3 main sites to train and become registered pharmacy technicians with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

To be considered you must hold at least four GCSEs at grade C (or above) in English, Mathematics and TWO Science subjects. As part of the selection process, candidates shortlisted for interview will be required to sit a functional skills assessment in numeracy and literacy.

The successful candidates will be expected to complete the training program within Pharmacy that leads to a professional qualification; a Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians and registration with the GPhC. You will be required to attend college OR undertake distance learning, and in the workplace you will undertake a comprehensive in-house training programme provided by our own team. Progression from year one to year two of the course is dependent on successful completion of all assignments and assessments set in year one. You will have the opportunity to rotate through the different areas Pharmacy has to offer including dispensary, stores and procurement, manufacturing and work alongside our ward based pharmacy teams.

The successful candidate must be dynamic, self-motivated, willing to work hard, learn from a multidisciplinary team and a team player, with proven ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Excellent communication and IT skills, attention to detail and the ability to travel between the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust sites is essential.

The successful candidate is required to be able demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification.

If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust at this time, we would be interested in receiving your application.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Linsey-sue Kelly, Chief Pharmacy Technician Education and Training

Monday – Wednesday on 0203 758 2400

Thursday – Friday on 0207 472 6306 or by email at:


AT* - Apprenticeship Training.- Where AT* is entered next to the job title indicates that this vacancy is for an apprenticeship role.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers. Therefore we require you to complete your stat and Man e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK, check to ensure you are eligible under the UKVI points based system online. Please see announcement from UKVI re arrangements in a Brexit ‘no deal’ situation for EU people to still be recruited and come and work here for up to 36 months. Go to the Government website – ‘Guidance on staying in the UK for longer than 3 months if there's no Brexit deal’.

The Trust uses scanning technology to check I.D such as Passports, Driving Licences etc, as part of the clearance process.

The Trust will request a DBS (CRB) if post involves regulated activities. The Trust is compliant with the Disclosure and Barring Service Codes of practice and the Rehabilitation of offenders act.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Communication will be via our 3rd party e-recruitment system.

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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