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Policy and Practice Lead (Pharmacist) - Scotland

Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Job Type
Specialist area
Government and policy

Job Details

Come join the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) as our Policy and Practice Lead. You will support the strategic leadership of the RPS Scotland Directorate and the RPS Scottish Pharmacy Board by leading on policy development and professional support in Scotland.

You will work as part of a high-performing team in RPS Scotland to deliver the Scottish Pharmacy Board’s business plan and RPS strategic goals. You will also support GB-wide projects by working with the RPS Practice and Policy Leads in England and Wales to deliver a successful and vibrant future for pharmacy. Your work will help provide a visible and compelling reason for pharmacists to want to be involved with the RPS through membership. 


  • A registered pharmacist with substantial experience at a senior level.
  • Broad experience of, or knowledge of, pharmacy professional affairs and practice in Scotland.
  • A member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
  • Proven experience and ability to research issues, analyse information, develop policy options, and prepare recommendations.
  • Ability to work well with, and integrate into, a close-knit team, and to work effectively with colleagues at a distance.
  • Ability to network and influence.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise, and plan work to meet deadlines, combined with the ability to display balanced initiative and forward planning.
  • Flexibility to adapt and react appropriately to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Computer literacy, including the use of Microsoft Office and video meeting platforms
  • Experience in administration and professional committee work

How we are currently working

We continue to support our employees to work flexibly and from home. There is an expectation for this role to attend the Edinburgh office or flexible within Scotland and other locations as required otherwise hybrid working is possible.

🗓️ Closing date: 31 March 2023

 If you would like to learn more about the role, view our careers page.

Please attach your CV and Cover Letter

We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.


What we do

* We are proud to be the professional body for pharmacists and pharmacy.
* We promote pharmacy to ensure pharmacists are recognised within the NHS and wider society, as the experts in medicine.
* We make sure the voice of the pharmacy profession is heard in the development of healthcare policy.
* We promote the advancement of science, practice and education in pharmacy.
* We provide our members with the support and development they need to fulfil their professional potential.

How we work

We put our members at the heart of everything we do, working collaboratively with stakeholders across the profession to enhance the reputation and develop the role of pharmacy and through this meet the needs of our members.

Company info
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
020 7735 914
66-68 E Smithfield

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