Pharmacist - Programme Manager

  • Job Reference: TLA - PB9830
  • Date Posted: 17 July 2024
  • Recruiter: The Locum Agency
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £305.25 Per Day
  • Bonus/Benefits: £150 referral bonus payable*
  • Sector: Pharmacy
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Duration: 9 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Danny Miller
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01277 280197

Job Description

Our client requires an experienced Pharmacist - Programme Manager  experience to start as soon as possible. 

This role offers onsite parking.   

Contact us now for more information or apply now.


Key Skills Required: 

  • The post holder will provide operational oversight of projects and work packages within the Medicines Optimisation strategic priority.This will involve developing and implementing the overarching plan, day-to-day co-ordinating and advising project managers, and in some cases, management of time-limited projects.
  • The Medicines Optimisation Programme Manager will support the MO Lead to identify and establish links to relevant Clinical Advisors for the relevant programmes as more than one may be required in order to support a broad spectrum of elements across the programmes.
  • The post-holder will work with the MO Lead to develop project plans, updates and summary reports in the programme management tool Verto as required.
  • The Medicines Optimisation Programme Manager will liaise with and advise the MO Lead and Head of Delivery (Implementation and Adoption) on opportunities relating to MO programmes as invested in by the board. These programmes will in the majority cut across academia, industry, primary, secondary and community care and be across a variety of locations.
  • The Medicines Optimisation Programme Manager will liaise with and advise the MO Lead and Head of Delivery (Implementation and Adoption) to ensure that innovations and challenges relating to MO are accessing and making best use of the Meridian innovation exchange.
  • The Programme Manager will maintain an overview of relevant programme risks, issues and mitigating actions, working closely with the relevant stakeholders to ensure programmes deliver on time and on budget.
  • The Programme Manager will ensure programme member organisations across the West Midlands understand and produce the negotiated health and wealth impacts and outputs.
  • The postholder will work with the Operations team to exploit the data and outcomes to maximum effect in order to improve health, enhance patient satisfaction and care, and promote wealth and economic benefits in the region.


  • MPharm or equivalent in pharmacy
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Project management qualification (e.g.PRINCE2) or equivalent experience
  • Significant relevant experience at a senior level in transformation, innovation or service improvement, ideally in the field of MO, health and wellbeing
  • Experience of working with clinicians, academics and service users in supporting evidence-based practice.
    Experience of managing in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of leading on innovation and adoption processes relating to improvement
  • Significant experience of managing projects, from set-up through project planning, process mapping, data analysis and implementation of change initiatives in health-care or research settings.
  • Experience in organizing and managing meetings involving different sectors, agencies and professions
  • Experience of service redesign, change management, service improvement and modernisation techniques.
  • Significant experience and expertise in patient facing health and social care management.
  • Evidence of working collaboratively and influencing people from a wide range of professional backgrounds (including clinicians and patients) and being effective across organisational boundaries.
  • Experience of patient /user involvement initiatives (E) Experience of report writing for Executive level Committees
  • Experience of presenting reports, managing feedback and questions at Senior management level Effective leadership, organisational and people management skills
  • Excellent organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Extensive project management skills
  • Ability to analyse, rationalise and organise complex information
  • Excellent interpersonal, teambuilding and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences and promote discussion and agreement
  • Ability to play a key role in network development
  • Ability to negotiate positive outcomes involving a number of different parties and senior colleagues,
  • managing conflict and challenge across a range of diverse situations
  • Ability to work in a matrix manner and to work flexibly
  • Ability to plan and organise a large workload to meet both internal and external deadlines
  • Ability to identify, document and ensure the delivery of SMART objectives (or other systematic format)
  • Accuracy and attention to detail whilst maintaining flexibility within the workload.
  • Committed team worker
  • Information Technology skills including data analysis and use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Skilled at writing and presenting reports, papers and audio-visual presentations.
  • Evidence of managing service/organisational change.
  • Evidence of experience in risk management and service improvement.
  • Uses evidence to make improvements, seeks out innovation

In return we will offer you:

· Excellent rates of pay
· Access to exclusive vacancies
· Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
· Experienced and dedicated compliance consultants
· Flexible hours to meet your needs, part or full time
· Recommend a Friend bonus scheme*

*Recommend your friends to The Locum Agency and in return we will pay you £150 per recommendation, once they have worked 150 hours.

Please apply now if you would like to be considered for this position.