National Medicine Supply Service Technician/Pharmacist
Do you want to make a difference and be part of a vibrant and inclusive organisation that has been helping save lives for more than a century? As one of the country’s best-loved charities, St John Ambulance played a pivotal role in responding to the pandemic as well as ‘everyday’ health emergencies, training, supporting communities, and improving young people’s lives.
We are looking for a practicing pharmacy technician to join our clinical team as our National Medicine Supply Service Technician. Working closely with the National Medicines Supply Service (NMSS) Manager, you will be vital to ensuring we maintain our excellent governance and assurance standards regarding medicines. Day to day, you will work within our NMSS stores to undertake audits, oversee and accurately check relabelled and repackaged medication as well as manage the stock and record keeping of Controlled Drugs. There will be occasional travel to our hubs to provide guidance surrounding Controlled Drugs and to undertake spot checks.
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We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do. The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, hybrid, flexible working, 33 days holiday pro rata (inclusive of bank holidays) - increasing to 38 days pro rata over 5 years, options to buy and sell holiday, free first/mental aid first aider courses, Blue Light and NHS online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, life assurance, flu jab, eye care, mental health and wellbeing tools and volunteering days.
Alongside being able to demonstrate our HEART values, you will.
- Be registered with the GPhC
- Have an up to date CPD portfolio
- Have experience organising and managing medicines, operating within robust governance systems and processes
- Hold a UK driving licence
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,900 employees and over 30,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning. As a charity with rich heritage and a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future.
St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, supporting and enabling them to access and receive physical and mental health first aid. We do this through developing and providing effective community response and outreach services (e.g. Ambulance response, Falls response, Night Time Economy and Homelessness outreach) and using our longstanding expertise to empower people with vital clinical skills and the confidence to use them (e.g. our Volunteers and Community Advocates, NHS Cadets and Young Responders programmes).
St John Ambulance is committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive; we have several networks including the Armed Forces Multi Culture, Disability and Accessibility, Pride, Family and Carers and Women’s groups. .We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately in equity, diversity and inclusion.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Please note: St John does not accept random CVs out of the blue and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.