Pharmacist (Pet Care) – Join Pharmacy2U’s Expert Team!

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Job overview

Position: Pharmacist (Pet Care)
Location: Bardon, Leicester (LE67)
Salary: £51,126 per year
Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, with occasional weekend cover
Application Closing Date: 19 July 2024
Company: Pharmacy2U
Job Reference: ORG3988-EW1080445LeiPC

About Us

Pharmacy2U is the nation’s largest online pharmacy with 25 years of experience in delivering exceptional pharmacy services. We assist over 1.4 million patients in England by managing their NHS prescriptions from request to delivery. Our commitment to a positive working environment has earned us Great Place to Work certification. We aim to be a world-leading, patient-centric digital healthcare provider, and our dedicated team is crucial to achieving this vision.

Role Summary

As a Pharmacist specializing in Pet Care, you will be the authority on veterinary medicines, ensuring their safe storage, preparation, and supply in compliance with legal standards. You will also serve as the Responsible Pharmacist at our dispensing facility, overseeing various aspects of veterinary pharmaceutical care.


  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Contributory pension
  • Discounted insurance (Aviva)
  • Employee discount site
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Employee assistance program
  • On-site mental health support
  • Free parking
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Social events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Professional registration fees paid (GPhC, NMC, CIPD, etc.)
  • Long service bonus
  • Refer a friend bonus
  • Hybrid working options
  • Commitment to CPD/training
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing with service)
  • Annual leave buy and sell scheme
  • Discounts at The Springs, Leeds
  • 25% discount on health and beauty purchases

Key Responsibilities

  • Veterinary Medicines: Ensure safe preparation and supply, log dispensing errors and near misses, and maintain controlled drugs register.
  • Standard Operating Procedures: Implement SOPs to minimize risk, collaborating with key teams (customer service, purchasing, operations, clinical).
  • Customer Counseling: Advise on minor animal ailments, medicine side effects, and general animal health.
  • Staff Supervision: Train and supervise pharmacy staff, including Suitably Qualified Persons.
  • Business Objectives: Support strategic goals, maximize business potential, and meet set targets.
  • Veterinary Liaison: Verify prescriptions with veterinary surgeons to ensure accuracy and legitimacy.
  • Medicine Management: Oversee ordering, storage, and dispatch to ensure safety and reduce waste.
  • Professional Development: Stay updated with veterinary pharmacy practices and new drugs.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain computerized records in line with data protection principles.
  • Communication: Ensure prescription queries are communicated to customer service within SLA for patient safety.

Candidate Requirements

  • Qualifications: GPhC registered with a Pharmacy degree.
  • e-Commerce Understanding: Knowledge of e-Commerce principles and ability to implement business goals.
  • Supervisory Experience: Previous experience in supervising and developing team skills.
  • IT Skills: Proficient with IT systems and quick to learn new technologies.
  • Accuracy and Efficiency: Ensuring effective use and control of resources.
  • CPD Commitment: Dedication to continuing professional development.
  • Veterinary Pharmacy Skills: Willingness to use expertise to meet community needs.
  • Communication Skills: Strong, professional, and friendly communication.
  • Initiative: Demonstrates drive, proactivity, and a patient-first mindset.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to support with overtime and weekend cover when necessary.

Application Process

Interested candidates should apply through our website. If shortlisted, we will contact you to arrange an interview. Proof of right to live and work in the UK is required. Successful applicants will undergo a DBS check.

Unsolicited agency applications will be considered as a gift.

Pharmacy2U is proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.

Apply now to join a team dedicated to excellence in pet care and veterinary pharmacy!

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