Pharmacy Technician Visa Sponsorship Available

June 17, 2024
£13.8 - £13.8 / hour

Job Description




Our trust has around 10,000 employees who serve 1.6 million patients. It includes Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, and the Royal Free Hospital, as well as over 30 community services. This larger-scale organisation gives us an unprecedented chance to continue our pioneering work, particularly in identifying methods to provide even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to provide world-class care and expertise in our clinical services, supported by world-class teaching and research, and we will continue to track our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, safety and compliance with external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We are proud of our diversity, and we continue to launch new projects to improve equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers, and persons with disabilities, as well as to encourage good relations and understanding among our employees.

Detailed job description and primary responsibilities

As stated in the person criteria for both the band 4 and band 5 positions. If you are successful in getting shortlisted, you will be interviewed and evaluated for the grade offered.

As part of our ongoing reaction to COVID-19, we are closely monitoring the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) guidelines and the government’s proposals for new mandatory COVID-19 vaccine legislation. Effective April 1, 2022, all NHS roles involving direct contact with patients and service users will require full COVID19 vaccination, unless exempt. By February 3, 2022, all such staff must have received their first COVID-19 immunisation. We anticipate that the vast majority of roles will require vaccinations, however this may not be necessary in some limited, exceptional cases. If your role falls inside the scope of the legislation, you will be obliged to submit proof of your vaccination status (or a genuine exemption from these requirements) as a condition of employment.

Person Specification

Royal Free’s World Class Values

Essential criteria

  • demonstrated ability to meet the Trust Values.


Essential criteria

  • NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences, or equivalent.
  • Registered with the GPhC.


Essential criteria

  • Display the ability to dispense accurately.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to counsel and advise patients and carers about medicines.
  • Knowledge and experience in stock control principles.
  • Experience working in an NHS hospital setting.
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft software packages.

Desirable requirements.

  • Prior experience in an outpatient pharmacy setting.
  • Previous assessable experience/understanding with the JAC Pharmacy computer system.

Skills and Aptitudes

Essential criteria

  • Ability to provide attentive and professional service to patients, their families, and healthcare professionals.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal abilities, including written English.

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a busy atmosphere.
  • Capable of meeting deadlines as requested.


COVID-19 Vaccination

Getting vaccinated and receiving a booster remains the strongest defence against COVID-19.
We encourage and support employees to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose as soon as they are eligible.

AT*: Apprenticeship Training. Where AT* is put next to the job title, it denotes that this is an apprenticeship position.

By applying for this position, you agree that if you are successful, your personal information may be moved from the Trust to another NHS organisation if your employment moves within the NHS.This is consistent with the streamlining strategy, which aims to save you time and improve efficiencies within the NHS when your job transitions.As a result, we need that you finish your stat and Man e-learning programmes before joining our business.

EU/EEA citizens without EU Settlement or Pre-Settled status require a visa to work in the UK.

Appplicants from job seekers requiring sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. Before completing your application, please ensure that you are eligible under the UKVI points-based system.

If you are given a post with an NLPSS partner trust, your identification and permission to work papers will be checked remotely by TrustID, a recognised identity verification service provider. You will be prompted to take a photo of the appropriate documents as well as a “selfie” with your smartphone/tablet (if accessible) for facial recognition. TrustID will also undertake a digital address check using Trunarrative and Equifax, which is a soft check that has no impact on your credit score. For further information, go to

The Trust collects personal information through computerised new starter forms on Trac. The information collected is securely stored and utilised to create the employee record on the ESR HR system.

If the role involves regulated activities, the Trust will obtain a DBS check (CRB). The Trust complies with the Disclosure and Barring Service Code of Practice and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

By applying for this role, you consent to the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust transmitting your information to their preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, your information will be sent to the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

To avoid scammers, we will only interact with you via or email addresses, and will never request payment.