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Director of Pharmacy & Clinical Support Services

Band 9 salary range however for exceptional applicant would be open to negotiations

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Band 9 salary range however for exceptional applicant would be open to negotiations
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Band 9 salary range however for exceptional applicant would be open to negotiations
28/02/2020 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an ambitious organisation serving a
population of more than 440,00 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire.
The Trust is on a ‘journey to outstanding’ and is embracing our Patient-centered value by
enabling and empowering staff from across the organisation to continuously improve the
services the Trust provides.
The Trust's Executive Directors are focused on making our Trust a place of innovation and
continuous improvement at every level. To support the leadership and delivery of our
services we are now looking to appoint a Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Support Services.
As such we are inviting applications from exceptional, dedicated senior Pharmacists with the
drive and ambition to provide and maintain the highest standards of patient care. Educated
to Masters Degree level or equivalent, you will demonstrate strong communication skills with
a proven track record of being a dedicated team player, with exceptional leadership skills.
The successful candidate will be high profile, visible and have the drive to improve quality,
efficiency and patient experience of all patients.
Working as part of the Divisional leadership team you will have significant senior
management and operational experience with the vision to optimise the managerial
contribution and productivity, whilst maintaining excellence. In return you will have the
opportunity to work within a motivated and supportive team who are committed to
developing you to your maximum potential, and in an ambitious organisation that is
developing and passionate about patient care.
As part of our vision and values, we require all staff to behave in a way that demonstrates
their commitment to providing the best possible care for our patients and through our
recruitment and selection processes, we seek to test these skills and attributes in all

Veteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like a further discussion or to arrange a visit to our organisation to
find out more, please contact: Janet Barnsley: or Alastair