Band 4 Annex U - Student Pharmacy Technician

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Highcroft, Birmingham
Competitive salary
20 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust's induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Pre Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

We are looking for a Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians to join the Pharmacy services within Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust. This post will be based at Central Pharmacy based in Erdington, Reaside Pharmacy in Longbridge and at HMP Birmingham, Winson Green. The post is a full time fixed term contract for 2 years.

Pharmacy Technicians are vital members of todays healthcare team and make significant contributions to the supply of medicines to patients as well as medicines management across healthcare organisations. The role is becoming more varied and complex as medicines become increasingly sophisticated. Career opportunities for a pharmacy technician post qualification include, medicines management roles, manufacturing, quality control, staff training, information technology, supplies procurement, clinical trials or medicines information services and managing sections of the pharmacy department.

The training opportunity is an advanced apprenticeship full time fixed term contract for 2 years. You will study to achieve :-

Level 3 Diploma (QCF) in Pharmaceutical Sciences plus

Level 3 NVQ Diploma(QCF) in Pharmacy Service Skills

Both qualifications are required to enable you to qualify and apply for registration to practice as a Pharmacy Technician. Training and support will be provided by work based trainers and college tutors/assessors during your training

The training is based at Central Pharmacy in Erdington and HMP Birmingham, with attendance at Birmingham Metropolitan College one day per week, and will be commencing in February 2021

The salary for this training post is 70% of the top of a band 4 scale in the first year and 75% in second year. You will receive 27 days annual leave per year plus Bank Holidays.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJeanette DudleyJob titlePharmacy Technical Services ManagerEmail addressjeanette.dudley1@nhs.netTelephone number0121 301 5180

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

Please be aware that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from BSMHFT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.

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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