We are seeking an experienced pharmacist with educational expertise to join our education and membership directorate as the Assessment and Credentialing Lead. You must be passionate about developing and advancing the pharmacist profession and workforce to meet the changing needs of patients and the healthcare system.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) post-registration curricula and assessments have been developed to transform the way post-registration pharmacist practice is defined and assured.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Education & Professional development, you will have the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with senior pharmacy and wider healthcare stakeholders across the UK, leading on the successful implementation, delivery, and continued evaluation of our curricula and assessments. You will be responsible for ensuring RPS curricula and assessments remain fit for purpose and aligned to UK pharmacy workforce policy as well as future patient and service needs.
Pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
- Postgraduate qualification in education and/or assessment or equivalent experience.
- Demonstrable experience in leading on significant pharmacy workforce and/or education initiatives, preferable on a regional and/or national scale
- Good understanding of best practices in curriculum and/or assessment design, preferably in the post-graduate or post-registration pharmacy landscape.
- Good working knowledge of (post-registration) pharmacy practice and education across the devolved nations of the UK.
- Good understanding of wider UK health and education policy and how these impact the pharmacy profession.
The RPS Professional Membership & Education (PMED) directorate is responsible for:
- Leading and supporting members and the profession to deliver and continually improve high-quality patient care.
- Defining and assuring post-registration standards of pharmacy practice through curricula, assessments, and credentialing.
- Supporting members and the profession to deliver and promote the highest standards of pharmacy practice and professionalism.
- Advancing pharmacy practice and science by educating the profession to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care to meet changing patient needs.
About the team
This role sits in the Assessment & Credentialing team within the PMED directorate. The team’s main purpose is to advance pharmacy practice by defining and assuring post-registration standards of patient-focused pharmacy practice through curricula, assessments, and credentialing. We are a small but dynamic team made of educational professionals passionate about improving care through education and professional development.
We are looking forward to welcoming an experienced pharmacist with education and workforce expertise into the team.
How we are currently working
We welcome applications for this role from across the UK with a flexible approach to work. The majority of this role can be undertaken remotely from any location. There will be the occasional requirement to travel to an RPS office or to attend external stakeholder meetings across the UK.
🗓️ Closing date: 14 August 2022
This role is a permanent full-time position. Secondment opportunities may be available. If you are seeking a secondment, please state this in your cover letter.
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Please attach your CV and a covering letter articulating how you meet the specific requirements of the role
We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.