Scottish Pharmacist Clinical Leadership Fellow (SPCLFs), NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

Job reference:

Pharmacy Name: NHS Education for Scotland
Contact Name: Anne Watson
Contact Telephone: 01412231601

Development opportunity for senior Pharmacists working in NHS Scotland

4 part-time posts – 0.6 WTE each (flexible)

Secondment opportunity for 12 months - paid at current salary level (pro rata)

Location - workplaces for these posts will be flexible with some time spent in Scottish Government, NES and within other relevant organisations across Scotland

Interested in a new and exciting pharmacy initiative? Do you like a challenge and have the curiosity and ambition to work at the leading edge of Scottish pharmacy development?

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is offering a career development opportunity to four senior pharmacists currently working in, and committed to, NHS Scotland to become the very first cohort of Scottish Pharmacist Clinical Leadership Fellows (SPCLFs).

Each SPCLF post is for 3 days per week (flexible arrangements available) and is an excellent opportunity for senior pharmacists (currently working at Agenda for Change Band 8B - 8C or equivalent) to expand their national leadership experience, whilst maintaining links to their current service.

Working with senior Scottish Government and NHS Scotland Pharmacy leaders, as well as other key strategic groups and organisations within NHS Scotland and the profession, the SPCLFs will be involved in taking forward four key priority activity areas from the recent Scottish Government strategy, Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care:

  • Hospital Pharmacy Service Transformation
  • Primary Care Pharmacy – GP Pharmacy Transformation
  • Community Pharmacy /Care Homes Pharmaceutical Care
  • Integration of Pharmacy Services

The part-time nature of the seconded posts will allow successful applicants time to continue to develop their current skills in practice with their current employer, whilst undertaking a tailored programme of experience and development with other Pharmacist Clinical Fellows in the rest of the UK as well as other professions. SPCLFs will also be given the opportunity to be supported within national leadership training and mentorship programmes.

Applicants should be highly motivated and working at a senior level in any sector of care within NHS Scotland, have a good understanding of NHS and professional structures and processes along with a sound grasp of the Scottish Policy context. Excellent communication skills, experience in service development, and evidence of leadership skills, for example in engaging, motivating and influencing others at senior levels are also essential.

Important information:

Further information can be obtained from Anne Watson on 0141 223 1601 or

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 10th June 2018

Interviews will be held on Thursday 28th June 2018