Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Policy and Practice Lead - Wales

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
03 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019
Job Type

Full time 35 hours per week however part time or job share considered.

  • Salary: £50,000-£55,000
  • Location: Wales with regular travel to London
  • Application Process: Please email your CV and Statement in support to
  • Closing date: 9am on 15th July 2019

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Job Purpose           

You will lead on policy development and professional support in Wales for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and support the strategic leadership of the Welsh Directorate and the Welsh Pharmacy Board.

With your fellow Practice & Policy leads in England and Scotland, you will support national and GB wide projects and programmes of work to deliver a successful and vibrant future for the profession putting patients and the public at the centre of what we do.

You will work with a high performing team helping them to deliver the Welsh Pharmacy Board workplan, RPS strategic goals and to foster close cross organisational working.

This is a full time post, however part time /job share would be considered. The RPS operates a flexible working policy which can be discussed and agreed with the line manager. The role is based in Wales with regular travel within Wales and frequent travel to London is required. To discuss any flexible working requirements further, please email

Main Accountabilities

Prepare and implement plans for policy development and research. Write policy proposals on new and existing issues for consideration by the Welsh Pharmacy Board and working groups. To draft correspondence and submissions from the Welsh Pharmacy Board to government departments, other pharmaceutical bodies, and other health and social care organisations

Prepare and implement plans for professional support to members in Wales in liaising with other national boards and corporate professional support team 

Represent the RPS on Welsh Government Health Department, NHS Wales and other advisory and working groups.

Deputise for the Director for Wales in his/her absence, taking appropriate professional and managerial decisions to support the objectives of the Welsh Pharmacy Board and the work of the RPS when necessary.

Promote the science and practice of pharmacy and its contribution to health in Wales through engagement with key stakeholders including elected Assembly Members of the Welsh Government, senior civil servants, NHS Board members and senior managers, press and broadcast media, patient groups, and other professional bodies

Support and, where appropriate lead the development of GB-wide policies and professional guidance by contributing knowledge of the Welsh policy and practice issues.

To take the GB-wide lead in appropriate areas of policy and practice development, working with the three National Pharmacy Boards and teams, and relevant external organisations to produce and update policy and practice guidance, acting as a source of information, advice and expertise

Analyse and comment on relevant government proposals, policy, consultation and guidance documents, identifying implications for the profession and presenting these

Liaise and work with other pharmacy organisations in Wales, sharing intelligence on topics of mutual interest and facilitating joint working

Contribute to and support the Society’s communications with members, public affairs and public relations activities in Wales, including newsletters, briefings, website, news releases, media enquiries, seminars, conferences, and other events

Provide professional advice in relation to the services provided to the members of RPS in Wales

Respond, in co-operation with the Professional Support and legal teams, to individual requests for advice and assistance on practice and legal matters specific to Wales.

Support the Welsh Directorate and undertake any other task or duty as reasonably requested by the Director.

About you

You will be a registered Pharmacist with substantial post qualification experience at a senior level with broad experience of, or knowledge of, pharmaceutical professional affairs and practice.

You must be a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society at Faculty Membership or working towards Faulty membership.

Application Process

Please email your CV and Statement in support to by 9am on Monday 15th July 2019.