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Pharmacy Support Assistant Manager

Department: Pharmacy            Business Unit: Operations            Reports to: Site Operations Manager            Line Management Responsibility: Yes            Accountability Level: 4          Location: Swadlincote/Featherstone

Job Purpose:

To contribute to the growth and success of the Company through building and leading a pharmacy support team, being accountable for ensuring key KPI’s/quality parameters are executed and completed in a timely manner along with participation in both the hiring and performance management processes. To manage and maintain pharmacy support, bringing significant business improvements, alongside training and development needs. Tasks change frequently to satisfy ever-changing demands, requiring a demonstration of significant versatility and a flair for adaptability. In addition to this, a positive response to pressure is essential in a fast-paced, dynamic and varied working environment.

Main Responsibilities:

The following job profile aims to guide the Assistant Manager towards the desired success level.  It is measurable and achievable and can be a valuable tool to assess the individual’s performance.  It highlights the roles and responsibilities of the Assistant Manager with focus on key performance indicators and the performance level that is expected of the post-holder.

  • Manage and lead the pharmacy support function including pharmacists. to achieve and maintain agreed service level targets by ensuring adequate numbers of trained and qualified staff are available.
  • Lead, motivate and coach all members of the team to ensure maximum performance.
  • Assist in the recruitment of pharmacy support colleagues including Pharmacists according to agreed standards to ensure that staffing levels and care quality remain at a high level.
  • Provide the necessary training and motivation to develop a team capable of delivering exceptional service.
  • Provide regular evaluation and feedback on performances and dealing with underperformance through the application of Performance Management processes, ensuring optimal service level is achieved.
  • Conduct and follow-up quarterly appraisals to ensure that key development plans put in place to benefit both the business and the individual are fit for purpose.
  • Carry out Training needs analysis, identifying colleagues for further development as part of the succession planning process.
  • Assist the Site Operations Manager and other team members in support of daily workload, as required. Ensure the team workload is equally distributed and managed. Re-prioritise workload as required to achieve the Department/ Team service levels.
  • Responsibility for the standards of training, compliance with training requirements and the maintenance of training records for all pharmacy support and pharmacist colleagues.
  • Compliance with KPI targets set for the department.
  • Ensure timely processing of documents following receipt of incoming prescriptions and email correspondence
  • Monitor real time prescription workflows, taking action to maintain target service levels
  • Plan allocation of breaks, holidays, and training of the team within the set parameters to ensure that adequate staffing levels are maintained to handle the team workload.
  • Carry out Return to work interviews, Disciplinary Investigations and Carry out Disciplinary actions up to and including Written Warning.
  • Adhere to all HR policies and procedures and all current security procedures to ensure the safekeeping of all company and customer property and all statutory and company regulations.
  • Provide support for investigating and responding to complaints regarding the pharmacy support service.
  • Liaise with internal functions regarding issues relating to the pharmacy support team.
  • Capture, record and resolve all Customer Complaints relating to all elements of the business in a professional manner.
  • As identified by Line Management, produce, and analyse reports and data to ensure that the Management team receives all required information for further analysis and future development.
  • Identify opportunities to improve business processes within the team.
  • Input in cross functional projects to deliver future improvements to HealthNet’s Service offering.
  • Key holder responsible for opening/closing of site


  • Excellent written and verbal communication Skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Minimum 12 months in a pharmacy environment at a supervisory level
  • Proven track record of achieving activity targets.
  • Experience of Quality Management standards


  • NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Technician or equivalent (Desirable)

Personal Skills & Qualities:

  • Ability to develop and sustain a professional Dispensary team by showing mutual respect, honour and integrity, strong professional image and personal credibility.
  • Well-honed communication skills with a flexible approach.
  • Strong coaching skills; capable of building, developing and motivating a dispensary team and to maintain a positive working environment.
  • Self-motivated, dedicated with a committed approach showing interest in understanding the business and industry.
  • To be proactive and motivated responding positively to new challenges.
  • Ability to interpret and work to KPI’s

Key Competencies:

  • Planning and Organising
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Motivation and Commitment
  • Decision Making
  • Delivering results
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving

Confidentiality and GDPR:

  • Observe and adhere to at all time the Confidentiality and GDPR statements listed in the contract of employment.
  • Always adhere to and enforce the most up to date version of the Confidentiality and GDPR policies and ensure any breaches of either policy are reported immediately to the Data Protection Officer (DPO)


  • To be trained in pharmacovigilance ad report all patient safety events and product quality events you may become aware of, from any source, within required timeframes

Good Distribution Practice:

  • To be trained in Good Distribution Practice and follow GDP standards at all times during the course of your work as defined in the Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use (2013/C 343/01)

Health & Safety:

  • Adhere to and enforce the most up to date version of the Health, Safety and Environmental policy at all times and ensure all Hazards, near miss, accidents, unsafe working practices and breaches of the policy are reported to the HSE responsible person within the Organisation

Detailed responsibilities vary depending on activities within the function.  Specific objectives and tasks will be delegated and controlled by your manager.  Job holders may be required to perform duties outside the scope of this job description as requested by the Company

This Job Specification reflects the current position at the date of signature and may change in line with business requirements. In signing this document, you agree that changes may be made to your duties and responsibilities in line with Organisational needs. Any such changes will be discussed with you by your line manager and communicated to you in full prior to the changes being implemented

To apply for this role, please send your covering letter and CV to the following email address:

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