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Head of BNF Publications

Royal Pharmaceutical Society
London (Central), London (Greater)
Up to £82,000 per annum
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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Salary: Up to £82,000 per annum

Are you ready to take up a leadership role that has global healthcare impact? The BNF and BNFC partners are seeking a dynamic and strategic individual with strong healthcare experience to join us as the Head of BNF Publications. This is an opportunity to lead and shape the strategic development of our globally respected healthcare resources, the BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC).

As Head of BNF Publications, you will be the visible leader of the BNF and BNFC, both within and outside our organisation. You will formulate strategic content and product development plans, driving business growth, while also nurturing relationships across the health service, with government departments, and with our diverse range of stakeholders and partners.

Your role will also support broader publishing strategies across Pharmaceutical Press, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s knowledge business, while championing BNF and BNFC, and advocating for their importance.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Content Director to formulate a strategic development plan for the BNF and BNFC.
  • Transform strategies into effective operational plans and ensure their implementation by teams within Pharmaceutical Press.
  • Uphold high standards of quality, timeliness, and professional relevance across the BNF and BNFC.
  • Support the commercial, marketing, and product development activities of Pharmaceutical Press, specifically in relation to BNF and BNFC.
  • Build and maintain constructive working relationships with key stakeholders and joint venture partners.
  • Represent the BNF and BNFC as an ambassador to third parties.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in pharmacy, medicine, or a related clinical field.
  • Deep understanding of the health service, including the importance of the BNF and BNFC in the UK health system, and current health policy in the UK.
  • Proven experience in managing complex stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience in managing budgets and understanding financial reporting.
  • Experience in matrix management, including a demonstrated ability to make things happen across different teams within an organisation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of the importance of consistency and quality in systems and processes.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of content creation processes.
  • Understanding of information delivery in a digital environment.

If you're passionate about the healthcare sector and are driven to make a significant impact, we can’t wait to receive your application.

BNF Publications

The BNF is a joint venture between Pharmaceutical Press and BMJ. The BNF for Children joint venture partnership also includes the Royal College for Paediatrics and Child Health and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy Group. BNF Publications are produced in print and digital formats and are used across the UK and internationally. They are widely respected as the ‘gold standard’ for prescribing practice in the NHS and are an essential resource for front-line clinicians.

How we are currently working

RPS supports and works in a hybrid way, which means you will be able to work from home, however, there will be an expectation for collaborative face-to-face working with our committed, experienced, and engaged teams – on average and typically this may be something between 4-8 working days per month at our London Office.

Closing date: 21 April 2024

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

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.

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society
020 7735 914
66-68 E Smithfield

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