Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham LPC Chief Executive Officer

Office based in Beckenham
Negotiable depending on experience
09 Feb 2018
09 Mar 2018
CEO Application
Pharmacy sector

Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LSL LPC) is the local committee, representing 185 community pharmacies contracted to provide NHS services in these three boroughs of London. LSL LPC is seeking to recruit a dynamic and forward-thinking individual for the position of chief executive officer, with the skills, experience and energy to lead the LPC.

Our aim is to raise the profile of community pharmacy and to develop community pharmacy services locally, enabling them to offer an increased range of high quality, funded services that meet the needs of local communities, provide good value for commissioners and deliver excellent health outcomes for patients.

The main areas of work include:

·         Representing community pharmacy and influencing key local stakeholders

·         Provision of strategic leadership

·         Identifying and creating opportunities for local commissioning

·         Management of LPC office team

·         Facilitating support for community pharmacy contractors and their teams

·         Providing support to the LPC by working closely with the Chair, officers and committee members and attending and providing executive support at LPC meetings

The successful candidate will have significant experience of the community pharmacy sector and combine strategic leadership with a broad range of skills including lobbying and stakeholder management, service development, negotiation and managing staff. Experience as a contractor or position of senior management in community pharmacy is strongly desirable but the successful applicant will not have any contractual interest in a community pharmacy in the area represented by LSL LPC.



Duties and Responsibilities



  • Prepare agendas, keep minutes and maintain records of LPC meetings and business
  • Ensure that decisions taken by the LPC are implemented
  • Overall responsibility for all administration related to the LPC
  • Deal with all routine and specific correspondence on behalf of the LPC
  • Maintain records of all pharmacy contractors represented by the LPC
  • Communicate effectively with LPC members, contractors and others
  • Respond to PSNC requests for information or action and updating PSNC on local developments
  • Ensure that an annual report is prepared and made available to contractors on the work of the LPC
  • Attend to any statutory obligations of the LPC
  • Organise, if necessary, LPC elections; cooperate with PSNC for PSNC elections
  • Promote the effective working of the LPC
  • Work with the LPC to ensure that the duties and other requirements in the LPC Constitution are met
  • Carry out other duties commensurate with the post as required or directed by the LPC
  • Work closely with the Committee to develop, deliver and maintain a strategy and work plan for the LPC.
  • Guide the LPC in ensuring rigorous and effective corporate governance systems in place
  • Working in conjunction with the LPC Treasurer, ensure that: the budget and annual statement of accounts are prepared for LPC approval; management accounts are prepared for the Committee to review at LPC meetings; financial control is maintained within allocated resources
  • Work with the Committee to review regularly LPC structures and ways of working to work as cost effectively as possible
  • Provide information and support to the contractors in the LPC area on matters such as NHS regulations, health policy, provision of local services and local negotiations.
  • Promote training to develop the skills of the LPC in order that their duties can be carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • Provide support for contractors through briefings and other resources
  • Work with neighbouring LPCs to pool resources and share costs where possible
  • Engage in dialogue and support negotiations at all levels with the NHS England Area Team, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and other relevant bodies
  • Develop effective partnership working with the LMC and other primary care stakeholders
  • Promote community pharmacy to raise the profile of contractors and the services that are, and can be, provided
  • Keep up to date on professional developments and opportunities for promoting and developing community pharmacy services in the LPC area
  • Prepare proposals for the Committee’s consideration for negotiations on enhanced and other locally commissioned services.
  • Work closely with commissioning bodies on the planning of local pharmacy services including market entry applications and PNA development
  • Act as a representative of the LPC at meetings and other events as required by the LPC
  • Maintain contact with relevant local and national politicians including councillors and seek to influence decisions where appropriate.
  • Represent the interests of contractors in the LPC area on confidential issue’s in accordance with the PSNC governance guidelines on confidentiality.

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to the LPC office via email: