Director of Pharmacy

Addaction UK
21 Aug 2019
21 Sep 2019
Pharmacy sector
Job Type
Specialist area
Public health

Addaction is a leading charity that helped 160,000 people last year in England and Scotland through our drug, alcohol, mental health, prisons and young people’s services.

The role

An exciting opportunity to work in a highly rewarding sector with some truly inspirational patients and colleagues. As our Director of Pharmacy you will be the professional lead for the pharmacy within the organisation. This role reports to our Executive Medical Director and collaborates across Addaction with senior stakeholders and external governing and regulatory bodies. You'll be responsible for all professional pharmacy issues, encouraging innovation and creativity and ensuring the highest standards of corporate and clinical governance are maintained business wide. You will be Addactions lead on medicines management, managing a national team of pharmacy professionals. You will also be Addaction’s Medicines Safety Officer, Home Office Responsible Person and Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer. This is an excellent opportunity to really help shape the future of Addactions clinical directorate. This role will sometimes require national travel.

What we’re looking for We are looking for an experienced pharmacist who holds current GPhC registration. You’ll need experience in the field of substance misuse with demonstrable experience of achieving excellent patient safety and satisfaction across the board. The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running and bring creativity to help streamline and improve our clinical offering. We need a confident leader who will be able to deputise in our Executive Medical Directors absence.  You will be expected to represent Addaction at a strategic level, working with a number of external organisations.

This role will need to maintain an excellent level of knowledge around legal regulatory and compliance standards. You will also ensure services are adhering to CQC standards and we remain compliant across Addaction. 

For full details about the role, please read the attached job description.


  • Access to employee assistance programme 
  • 30 days annual leave + statutory holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Death in service benefit 
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution 
  • GPhC fees reimbursed

How to apply In order to make an application for the role, please follow the link below and complete an Addaction on-line application:

For more information contact: Roz Gittins Director of Pharmacy Mobile:  07818 464348 or Paul Hughes, Executive Medical Director  Mobile: 07970 755352