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Relief Pharmacist

34,000 - 55,500

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We are looking for both part time & full time Relief Pharmacists to join us covering Reading & the surrounding area of Newbury & Bracknell. The successful candidate will have plenty of opportunities for training in a variety of services.

Shifts would be 8:00am-4:00pm or 4:00pm to midnight, on average 3 out of 4 midnight finishes per week, which could be great for anyone who has other commitments already in the day time. Weekend shifts will be on a rota basis with every other weekend in or x3 Saturdays & x1 Sunday in.

You will be supported by x2 other regular Pharmacists, x1 ACPT, x1 Pharmacy Technician, x2 Trainee Pharmacy Technicians & x8 Pharmacy Advisors, 1 Store Manager & x2 Assistant Managers in our store that does between 2400 & 2800 items a week.

There is a lot of wide open country around Berkshire with Highclere Castle & Donnington Castle nearby as well as lots of spots like Greenham Common for long open walks. Newbury Race Course is also close by with lots of activity there.

Store Manager Nathan says, “We are a hard working team working within a busy and fast-paced Pharmacy environment, working hard to provide the best and safest service to our customers and patients.”

For more information please contact Regional Recruiter Dean -

The full time equivalent salary for this role will be between £34,000 - £55,500
Closing date is 31/8/2020

About Boots

We are the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they thought possible. For almost 170 years, we have used our expertise to help improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance.

What you can expect:

As a Pharmacist with us, it goes without saying that you’ll be providing excellent customer and patient care it’s more than just dispensing medicine, it’s listening to and inspiring others whilst giving them your expert advice and reassurance.

  • Delivering the pharmacy strategy through providing expert care and advice
  • Accountable for legal and ethical decisions in the pharmacy
  • Building pharmacy capability of store teams
  • Conducting continual review through audit, observations and risk assessment to ensure customer and patient safety is paramount
  • Delivering a range of professional pharmacy services
What’s in it for you?

Pharmacists are at the heart of our business and have been since we opened our first pharmacy 170 years ago. We know how important it is to reward the great work they do. We have a range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit individual needs. These include:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Market leading pension contributions
  • Annual performance based bonus
  • 33 days including bank holidays with the option to buy more
  • Bespoke location benefits that could include relocation support, location allowance, location honorarium (dependent on location)
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Boots staff discount
  • GPHC fees paid
  • Contribution towards RPS fees
  • Access to our benefits platform such as cycle to work, child care vouchers, additional holiday purchase, gym discount, dental insurance, life insurance, critical illness insurance to name a few!
What’s next for you?

Click here to explore how your Pharmacy career can progress with us…

Career Progression:You will be able to develop your career with a wide variety of opportunities. From continuing your professional development in clinical services, to becoming one of over 2,200 Macmillan Information Pharmacists, or progressing into store management, we’ll give you all the training and support you need from our award winning L&D team.

Variety: With the opportunity to work in the community, in local health centres, care services and hospitals, to busy retail stores and airports, you will be able to do what you love, in a store that you love. You’ll be working in a fast paced, inspiring environment that allows you to deliver genuine care and build great relationships with your patients, customers, and your team.

What you need: To be successful in this role you will have a professional, caring character and a true desire to help others feel good. In addition you will:
  • Be registered with relevant pharmacy regulator (GPhC, PSNI, PSI)
  • Demonstrate high levels of professional expertise and be widely respected by stakeholders, peers, patients, customers and external local professionals
  • Have a passion for community pharmacy and providing the best care for our customers.
  • Have a love of working collaboratively with a team-centred approach
  • Have excellent knowledge of pharmacy operations and provisions of national and local services
  • Role model communication skills; you will hold excellent face to face interactions to effectively meet the varied needs of customers and patients in pharmacy
We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

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