Pharmacy Services Assistant [In Training] (XR02)

Medicines Management &
Competitive salary
10 Jun 2021
20 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
*Previous applicants need not apply*

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, conscientious, flexible and reliable individuals to join our Pharmacy Stores & Distribution Team.

*Please note, these posts do not involve direct patient care*

Are you a motivated individual who has good reading and numeracy skills and shows initiative? Do you have a flexible approach to your work, good communications skills and have the ability to work as part of a team?

It is a requirement of this role to complete a 12 month training programme undertaking the Level 2 certificate in Pharmacy Service skills (NVQ)(QCF) with underpinning knowledge through an intermediate apprenticeship framework. Training will be delivered on the job and 20% study time will be allocated off the job to complete the qualifications. This is initially a 12 month contract and will be made substantive on completion of training.

Applicants must be able to meet the requirement for basic skills Maths and English Level 1 or equivalent.

This Post will be based with the St. James' Pharmacy Stores and Distribution Team, but will involve working in the Pharmacy Stores and Distribution teams across ALL sites, including the Leeds General Infirmary and the Leeds Pharmaceutical Warehouse in Hunslet.

Please be aware that for all posts there is a significant amount of walking and moving and handling, including bulk consignments.

The primary role of the Pharmacy Stores & Distribution Team is to ensure timely and accurate assembly and delivery of stock medicines to wards, departments and our own Pharmacy areas across the Trust.

You will be involved in a variety of duties associated with this, including receipt, storage, dispatch, ward top-up, stock control and delivery of medicines.

Applicants must be able to meet the requirement for basic skills Maths and English Level 1 or equivalent.

The post holder will be required to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays on a rotational basis.

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact Sue Smith, email:

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This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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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