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Policy Officer (Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician)

Full time (35 hours), hybrid home/office/field.

Occasional travel and work outside of office hours required.

Salary £50k

The policy team at Community Pharmacy Scotland is growing! Interested in how services are developed and implemented at a national level, or wanted to be involved in where the profession is headed next?

We are looking for an excellent communicator and strategic thinker with a passion for community pharmacy in Scotland to join our team, representing pharmacy owners and the view of the network across a number of key projects.

About the role

Working as a part of a strong, well-established CPS team you will support and deliver on areas of work which are led by the Policy and Development team. The department develops and implements plans to raise the profile of both the organisation and the community pharmacy network, which will require you to influence a range of different stakeholders. This role in particular... will have a focus on large external projects – for example, the move to digital prescribing and dispensing, and the changes to pharmacy education and training.

The attached job specification provides more detail about other responsibilities.

About You

To meet the challenges of this role you will need to have excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, a highly developed writing ability and understand & deliver briefings / presentations on complex policy topics. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are key requirements as well as the ability to work to deadlines under pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail.

More on what we are looking for is below:
• Ability to research and keep up to date with relevant community pharmacy developments
• First rate writer 
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
• Track record of effective influencing

What we offer you
• Non-contributory pension scheme
• Life insurance scheme
• 28 days annual leave plus 5 days public holidays
• Flexible working environment
• Hybrid working
• Great focus on personal development
• Supportive and friendly team
• A focus on health and wellbeing for all the team

Where are we

Our offices are based on Queen Street in Edinburgh’s city centre which has great transport links and plenty of amenities. We do work as part of a hybrid home / office working scenario in the main, but you will be asked to travel across Scotland to meet with various stakeholders on occasion.

Who we are

CPS is the organisation which represents community pharmacy owners and their teams throughout Scotland. We act as the single voice of these vital healthcare professionals as they deliver pharmaceutical care services to the people of Scotland on behalf of NHS Scotland.

We aim to continually develop and secure a contractual framework for the provision of pharmaceutical services, supported by a sustainable funding model which encourages investment in the network. We do this by negotiating with the Scottish Government on behalf of our members on all terms of service under the NHS.


If you’re interested in the role and would like to apply, please go to https://www.cps.scot/latest-news/polic-officer and fill in the application form.

The deadline for applications is 02/06/2024. Interviews will be in two stages (Online and then in-person) throughout June. For informal queries or to chat about the role please contact Adam Osprey on 0131 467 7766 or 07790 143 079
Edinburgh UK


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