An incredible vacancy has become available for a Director for England to join us at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). You’ll provide a focal point for strategic leadership for our profession in England and across GB, making members proud to be a part of our organisation!
You’ll be visible and inspirational across the profession. You will drive, inspire, and develop a high-performing team helping them to deliver the English Pharmacy Board work plan, RPS strategic goals, and to foster close cross-organisational working.
This role is accountable for bringing national RPS policy to life for our members in England, working at a senior level using your networks and relationships to drive the profession forward.
You will work with the English Pharmacy Board and Chair to ensure that members and the profession are engaged in the development of policy maintaining the position of RPS as the professional leadership body for our members and the wider profession. As well as providing strategic advice and guidance to the Board in the development of a clear and ambitious work plan aligned with organisational goals, RPS mission, and vision. Along with your fellow Country Directors, you will direct and support national and GB-wide projects and programmes of work to deliver a successful and vibrant future for the profession putting patients and the public at the centre of what we do.
- Applicants must be a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
- A pharmacist – with substantial post qualification experience at a senior level with broad experience of, or knowledge of, more than one sector in pharmacy.
- You will be a strategic thinker, able to create a vision for the future and develop a roadmap to enable the organisation to progress from its current to future state and take people with you on the journey.
- We are committed to work alongside our members and colleagues to create a profession and workplace where everyone feels they belong and are celebrated for what they bring to their work. You must have a commitment to improving our profession and organisation by helping us stamp out discrimination.
- An excellent, positive communicator, able to clearly articulate complex messages to varied audiences.
- You have a demonstrable track record of building and maintaining strong and positive relationships, and engaging people at all levels.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will work in collaboration and partnership with the other two Country Directors (for Wales and Scotland respectively). The team of three Country Directors, and their respective country teams, form the directorate. Working together to develop GB-wide policy or focussing on country-specific health policies that reflect the work plan of the Boards, you will create an operational approach that ensures the organisations strategy is delivered and work across the organisation with other functional directorates to do so.
A team focused upon supporting the work of the National Pharmacy Board, you will lead the work of the Practice & Policy Lead, External Relations Manager, Public Affairs Manager, and Business Manager, and others, at the very centre of the advocacy role of the RPS. You will work closely with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board.
How we are currently working
While based at our London Office, you will work flexibly and attend the office only when the work requires you to be present, such as for collaboration activities or significant meetings, otherwise, your time will be spent working remotely and frequently visiting locations across England to witness innovative practice at first hand or to meet with key stakeholders within the pharmacy profession and other healthcare disciplines.
🗓️ Closing date: 19 August 2022
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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.