Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Lead Writer (Revalidation)

London (Central), London (Greater)
21 Jun 2019
21 Jul 2019
Job Type

New Role

Lead Writer (Revalidation) 

Please note this position is either Fixed-Term or Permanent

Who we are

We are the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in England, Scotland and Wales.

What we do

We are champions of the profession, and internationally renowned publishers of medicines information. We promote pharmacy in the media and government, lead the way in medicines research and information, and support pharmacists in education and development. Together, we are pharmacy.

Our Mission We put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare.

Our Vision To be the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines.

Our Behaviours

Be inspiring.

Be empathetic.

Be relevant.



All PhP products and services depend on high quality content. The role of the Lead Writer is to oversee the day-to-day management of the content, taking responsibility for a specific subset of the content and/or brand.

For the revalidation team, the Lead Writer will oversee the review of standing text within BNF and BNF for Children, to ensure it is in line with the current evidence base. The Lead Writer will also contribute to the creation of appropriate content for the various PhP products in order to maintain their positions as authoritative sources of information about drugs and medicines. In addition, appropriately trained Lead Writers may authorize content for release.



1. Manage and motivate an in-house team of expert staff who create the content; under the direction of the Content Manager, schedule and prioritize the day-to-day work in line with publications objectives, standards and procedures, ensuring an appropriate balance between reactive and planned revision work;

2. Work across teams with other Lead Writers to ensure publication styles are harmonised wherever possible, whilst retaining the necessary uniqueness of each of the publication brands;

3. Act as the champion for a specific brand or section of content ensuring that the value proposition of the content or brand is retained, and ensuring that the business as a whole recognises the distinctiveness of the brand of content set;

4. Contribute to content creation, including but not exclusively, searching for and selecting relevant information, organising and writing or checking content suitable for use in PhP publications, taking clinical and professional responsibility for the accuracy, safety, and appropriateness of the content;

5. Assist in dealing with experts in drug therapy, advisory committees, and other external contacts, by preparation of papers for board meetings and electronic forums, presentations in person, or other appropriate methods of communication;

6. Under the guidance of the Content Manager (Development and Support), contribute to the development of processes and procedures that drive high-quality content creation;

7. May be required to represent the publications on relevant issues to external organisations;

8. If appropriately trained, may sign off content for release.


How to Apply

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