Vacancies

Thank for your interest in working with us at the General Pharmaceutical Council. When we have vacancies available, we will advertise them on this page.

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Senior Monitoring and Concerns Officer

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Our Quality, Monitoring, Concerns and Hearings Team are responsible for ensuring public protection and safety being both at the vanguard of our fitness to practise process and guardians of a fair hearing. The team is involved in all cases where restrictions are imposed on a registrant's ability to practise and support our statutory committees, which are charged with making decisions about whether or not it is necessary to restrict or remove registration.

As a Senior Monitoring and Concerns Officer you will provide support and guidance to our other Monitoring and Concerns Officers and to our outsourced legal investigations. You will have the responsibility for ensuring that any initial enquiries are conducted to a high standard and within an agreed time frame. You will also make sure that cases are appropriately escalated and instructions on how to proceed are made in accordance with procedure.

You should be a graduate (or equivalent) with a proven track record of managing case management work programmes effectively and significant experience in an investigations/Paralegal role. You will be a very confident communicator and have the ability to ask the right questions and seek solutions, but also to know when an escalation is necessary.

This is an excellent career opportunity as it offers the ability to gain unique experience in the professional regulatory field. In addition to the usual fitness to practise concerns (misconduct, deficient professional performance, health and criminal allegations), our recent investigative cases include concerns relating to serious risks to public safety, internet based drug dealing, public fraud, multi-jurisdiction cases involving EU and US law, breaches of data protection involving the Information Commissioner, professionalism under pressure, whistleblowing, covert surveillance.

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role to jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The closing date for this role is 7 June 2017. Interviews will be held TBC.

Deadline for Application: 7 June 2017
Interview Date: TBC

Senior Monitoring and Concerns Officer

Further Information:

Our Quality, Monitoring, Concerns and Hearings Team are responsible for ensuring public protection and safety being both at the vanguard of our fitness to practise process and guardians of a fair hearing. The team is involved in all cases where restrictions are imposed on a registrant's ability to practise and support our statutory committees, which are charged with making decisions about whether or not it is necessary to restrict or remove registration.

As a Senior Monitoring and Concerns Officer you will provide support and guidance to our other Monitoring and Concerns Officers and to our outsourced legal investigations. You will have the responsibility for ensuring that any initial enquiries are conducted to a high standard and within an agreed time frame. You will also make sure that cases are appropriately escalated and instructions on how to proceed are made in accordance with procedure.

You should be a graduate (or equivalent) with a proven track record of managing case management work programmes effectively and significant experience in an investigations/Paralegal role. You will be a very confident communicator and have the ability to ask the right questions and seek solutions, but also to know when an escalation is necessary.

This is an excellent career opportunity as it offers the ability to gain unique experience in the professional regulatory field. In addition to the usual fitness to practise concerns (misconduct, deficient professional performance, health and criminal allegations), our recent investigative cases include concerns relating to serious risks to public safety, internet based drug dealing, public fraud, multi-jurisdiction cases involving EU and US law, breaches of data protection involving the Information Commissioner, professionalism under pressure, whistleblowing, covert surveillance.

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role to jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The closing date for this role is 7 June 2017. Interviews will be held TBC.

Deadline for Application: 7 June 2017
Interview Date: TBC

PA to the Director of OD & EDI

Job Description: PA to Director of OD EDI.pdf
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced PA or Administrator to support the newly appointed Director of OD & EDI on a 6 month FTC basis initially.

In this role you will be providing first class secretarial and administrative support that involves diary management, taking minutes, reporting and coordinating meetings. You will also be expected to assist with invoicing and monitoring directorate budgets.

To be successful in the role you must be a confident and effective communicator with a high attention to detail. It is essential that you are extremely organised, able to use your initiative and have excellent IT skills.

In return you will be work in a rewarding and balanced work environment and in a position that is pivotal to the smooth running of the organisation.

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role to jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The closing date for this role is 7 June 2017. Interviews will be held TBC.

Deadline for Application: 7 June 2017
Interview Date: TBC

PA to the Deputy CEO & Operations Director

Job Description: PA to Deputy CEO.pdf
Further Information:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced PA or Administrator to support the newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive on a 6 month FTC basis initially.

In this role you will be providing first class secretarial and administrative support that involves diary management, taking minutes, reporting and coordinating meetings. You will also be expected to assist with invoicing and monitoring directorate budgets.

To be successful in the role you must be a confident and effective communicator with a high attention to detail. It is essential that you are extremely organised, able to use your initiative and have excellent IT skills.

In return you will be work in a rewarding and balanced work environment and in a position that is pivotal to the smooth running of the organisation.

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role to jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The closing date for this role is 7 June 2017. Interviews will be held TBC.

Deadline for Application: 7 June 2017
Interview Date: TBC

Learning and Development Manager

Job Description: LD Manager JD.pdf
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We are currently recruiting for Learning & Development Manager to provide specialist advice and support to the wider GPhC organisation. This role will sit within our HR team and will manage the Learning and Development Trainer.

You will be taking the lead in reviewing, developing and maintaining an effective training plan as well as being the constant driving force behind strategy for new Learning and Development ideas. You will also be taking the lead in Personal Development Reviews and working with other HR team members in order to achieve team initiatives.

To be successful in this role you should have proven Learning & Development Management experience and strong decision making skills. It is essential that you are able to design and implement bespoke training programmes and be able to generate detailed reports in driving improvement. You also must be CIPD qualified (or equivalent) and have solid IT skills. You will also be an effective, confident and tactful communicator.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to review a current Learning and Development programme and apply their own ideas. You will also be part of a supportive and rewarding environment, plus receive an generous benefits package that includes 30 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan and a competitive pension.

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the employment declaration form for this post, to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

 

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

Deadline for Application: 5 June 2017
Interview Date: TBC

Professionals Regulation Lawyer

Further Information:

We are looking to recruit the right Lawyer to our Professionals Regulation (Fitness to Practise) Team.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive contribution to a dynamic, forward-thinking and successful team. As well as delivering high quality oral and written advocacy, you will provide support, guidance and advice to team members about fitness to practise cases and broader regulatory issues.  The role, although primarily focussed on advocacy and case presentation within the GPhC’s fitness to practise process, is varied - our lawyers have recently appeared in Magistrates Courts, County Courts, as well as having defended High Court appeals, responded to Court of Appeal appeals, Judicial Review applications contributed to Supreme Court appeals.

Gaining unique professional regulatory experience, this role goes beyond the normal scope required of a regulatory advocate.  In addition to the usual fitness to practise matters, recent investigations have involved issues about EU law, the Information Commissioner, whistleblowing and covert surveillance.  Our lawyers are expected to contribute to (and, where appropriate, lead) wider GPhC initiatives and projects, have a strong team ethos and work collaboratively with GPhC Inspectors.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing a case load proactively and progressing cases efficiently, effectively, on time and to the highest standards
  • Regularly present complex regulatory cases before various fitness to practise hearings in our dedicated hearings suite, and before the criminal and civil courts
  • Balance your attendance before tribunals/in Court with written work, case conferences and investigations advice

A qualified solicitor or barrister, you’ll have a strong track record of tribunal advocacy. You will have experience of successfully managing your own caseload, plus have a high level of skill and experience in both case investigation and the construction of cases for hearings.  The ability to assimilate, understand and interpret complex case law and legislation allied to a strong work, team and customer focussed ethic will be vital to your success. You should be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of current developments in the professional regulatory field.

You can expect a balanced work environment plus an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays), access to the NHS pension(subject to a qualifying period), subsidised gym membership, subsidised canteen and access to private healthcare.

If you have the required experience, skills and positive attitude and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this post, to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Deadline for Application: 1 June 2017
Interview Date: TBC

Paralegal

Further Information:

We are currently seeking to recruit a Paralegal to provide support and assistance to the Professionals Regulation team and the Professional Regulations Team Manager.

You will be assisting with investigations to progress and conclude cases to a high standard in an efficient and effective manner.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Running your own case load from the investigation stage to final hearing.
  • Conduct a thorough investigation and make a recommendation as to the future progress of the case.
  • Support advocates in the team with the preparation of cases for presentation before the Council’s statutory committees and on occasion act as the advocate yourself
  • Analysing concerns, undertaking investigation planning, interviewing witnesses, drafting witness statements, drafting allegations, producing schedules of documents and liaising with registrants and their representatives
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of developments in the professional regulatory field

The post holder must be a graduate with the ability to work on their own initiative as well as a strong confidential nature. You must also be able to assimilate, understand and interpret complex legislation and possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.

You can expect a rewarding, challenging but balanced work environment with an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days holiday, access (subject to a qualifying period) to the NHS pension and private pension, employee support and coaching, subsidised gym membership, subsidised canteen (50% discount), and access to subsidised private healthcare.

If you have the required experience and skills, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Deadline for Application: 31 May 2017
Interview Date: TBC

Senior Hearings Coordinator

Further Information:

The Hearings Management Team are our guardians of a fair hearing process. They support our statutory committees, which are charged with making decisions about public safety and protection, registrants’ fitness to practise and, where necessary, restricting or removing registration.

We are currently seeking to appoint a dedicated and highly organised person to take on this key role.You will be a methodical self-starter who is flexible, adaptable with a positive and resilient attitude. You will be experienced and pro-active, and able to manage cases referred for hearing to ensure that they meet legislative and regulatory requirements; are scheduled for hearing in accordance with GPhC’s timeliness targets and that applications and issues raised by parties are dealt with robustly. You will be a port of call for the public and for registrants, liaising frequently with internal and external stakeholders, many of whom will have competing requirements.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervising the work of Hearings Co-ordinators to proactively ensure that cases, other applications and case management proceedings are prepared and scheduled expeditiously and in accordance with the relevant rules and guidance.
  • Managing complex casework and dealing with enquiries from committee members, the Council’s representatives, the registrant and other interested parties in order to progress cases; liaising with senior managers and the Associates and Executive Office, as appropriate.
  • Empanelment and Scheduling of hearings, ensuring that timeliness targets are met; that the committee is quorate; and that legal, clinical, medical or other advisers are scheduled to attend
  • Developing and supporting the delivery of quality assurance mechanisms for the work of the Hearings Team including undertaking necessary sampling and checking of work.

To be a successful candidate you must be able to demonstrate experience of monitoring performance, motivating others and leading change in a team and providing high standards of customer service and. You should ideally be a graduate (or have equivalent experience). You will have an understanding and appreciation of the demands of working within a statutory framework, regulatory or similar environment.

This is an excellent career opportunity. It offers the ability to progress your career and gain unique experience in the professional regulatory and legal field as well as within an adjudication service. In addition to the usual fitness to practise concerns our recent hearings cases include concerns relating to serious risks to public safety, organised crime offences, internet based drug dealing, multi-million pound fraud, multi-jurisdiction cases involving UK, EU and US law, breaches of data protection, whistleblowing, covert surveillance, and abuse of process and admissibility of evidence arguments.

In return you can expect a rewarding environment plus an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days holiday as well as access (subject to a qualifying period) to the NHS pension and a private pension. We also off other benefits such as interest-free travel/cycle loans, subsidised gym membership (located in our building), a subsidised canteen (50% discount), life insurance and access to subsidised private healthcare.

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you feel you have the required experience please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the Employment Declaration Form for this post, to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

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Deadline for Application: 30 May 2017
Interview Date: TBC

Business Analyst

Further Information:

We are currently looking to recruit a Business Analyst who will work across the organisation to support the identification, development and implementation of changes to business systems and processes in pursuit of the organisation’s objectives as laid out in the strategic plan.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Analysing and documenting business processes and workflows, identifying inter-dependencies, interfaces and understanding the relationship between the legislative rules and business processes
  • Working with managers and business leads to critically appraise and evaluate business processes, systems and workflows to identify potential improvements and efficiencies, undertake gap analyses and help drive forward the implementation of improvement plans
  • Facilitating the development of well-structured business cases that support informed decision making regarding future initiatives
  • As part of technology initiatives work with stakeholders, and any relevant third parties, using a variety of techniques to identify requirements and produce subsequent documentation, whilst supporting communications between technical and business teams
  • Analyse and quality assure  technical documentation and facilitate user acceptance testing
  • Supporting knowledge transfer and training, including the drafting of documents and guides, as part of any change initiatives
  • Assisting in promoting business analysis expertise across the organisation

The post holder must have experience of analysing and documenting business processes with an ability to identify business process and workflow strengths and weaknesses and suggest areas for improvement. You must also have experience of using a variety of techniques to gather requirements, with these requirements then being clearly articulated, as appropriate. The ideal candidate will have the ability to process large amounts of information and clearly express complex ideas and information, as well as experience of working within a project management and project lifecycle environment.

If you feel you have the required experience please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the employment declaration form for this post, to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Deadline for Application: 30 May 2017
Interview Date: TBC

Appointments Committee Deputy Chair [lay]

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Canary Wharf, London - 2-15 days p.a. on average

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain. It is our job to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of members of the public by upholding standards and public trust in pharmacy.

Three independent statutory committees make decisions on concerns about registrants and pharmacy premises. The Appointments Committee is accountable to the GPhC but operates independently to recruit members of the statutory committees, to oversee procedures for their training, development and performance review and, where appropriate, to suspend or remove them.

As Deputy Chair of the Appointments Committee you will take part in the work of the Committee, support the Chair in providing guidance and assistance to the Committee to ensure the recruitment process is conducted fairly, and act as Chair in the Chair’s absence.

You will have significant experience of conducting competence based selection processes and interviews, and experience of chairing meetings and interview panels, of evaluating evidence and making objective decisions, and of identifying and delivering feedback. You will be a strong team player and communicator. Importantly, you will have a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and to the Nolan Principles of Public Life.

We are proud of being an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds and sections of the community to apply.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact associates@pharmacyregulation.org any questions, or to arrange a telephone call.

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Deadline for Application: 11 June 2017
Interview Date: 14 July 2017

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