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Regional Head of Pharmacy
£73,936 - £86,687 per annum
Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.
Health Education England is recruiting a Regional Head of Pharmacy for the HEE South West region, including Wessex and Thames Valley. This is a senior post foused on providing system leadership and driving quality improvement across the pharmacy workforce and the profession’s education, training and recruitment infrastructure in the respective region in England.
What will you be doing?
The post holder will require outstanding leadership skills to ensure the region has the best operational and strategic systems in place bespoke to the needs of its health population and the pharmacy profession whilst ensuring HEE’s priorities and objectives for pharmacy workforce transformation are embedded. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that NHS staff who provide modern medicines management and pharmacy services are able to provide an effective and responsive service to the public and patients and can access superior quality education and development.
The purpose of the role is to:
What do you need?
To manage this ambitious programme of work the post holder will need to facilitate effective networks including NHS England, General Pharmaceutical Council, professional bodies, Higher Education Institutions, employers, providers of pharmacy services, trainees and other key stakeholders across the health and social care system.
A highly skilled communicator, you will be persuasive and influence outcomes, facilitating transformational change across the region, bringing together divergent views to deliver results across the pharmacy workforce education and training system regionally. You will work closely with senior leaders from other professions and education support functions within HEE to develop and implement workforce strategies and workforce transformation projects in the region aligned to HEE national policy objectives.
Evidence of post registration and continuing professional development is essential. Pharmacy Technicians registered with the GPhC who meet the required competencies and requisite skills for this post are eligible to apply.
We are open to part-time and full-time applications. The post is expected to be based in our Bristol office.
Please note: Applicants from within the NHS will be offered the role on a secondment basis only, agreement should be obtained from their employer prior to submitting the application.
Interviews will take place on Friday 11th October 2019 at Park House, Bristol
For further details / informal visits contact:
Debi Reilly, Regional Director (South West)
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Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Candidates are reminded that, if you are applying on a secondment basis, you must have agreement with your current manager that if successful you will be released for the period of the secondment.
Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.
If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible and this may happen prior to you receiving a written offer letter.
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