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Clinical Support Service
Band 8b
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Maudsley Hospital
£60,058 - £68,891 per annum inc
Salary period
28/01/2021 23:59

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Principal Pharmacist Mental Health Lead

Band 8b

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.

As an Trust we are happy to talk flexible working

Band 8b Lead Pharmacist

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Mental Health Pharmacist to join our established, friendly, and dynamic clinical pharmacy team.

 South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK. We are a world leading Trust in research, working closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. Our services include the Maudsley Hospital, Lambeth Hospital, Bethlem Royal Hospital and Lewisham Hospital. We are also part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

The Pharmacy department provides a wide range of clinical pharmacy services. As part of the senior management team, you will be responsible for in-patient, out-patient and community services at the Maudsley Hospital site. The post-holder will also be expected to participate in the department’s programme for research, teaching and quality improvement.

We are looking for an experienced mental health pharmacist with good clinical knowledge and communication skills, with a Masters degree in pharmacy (or equivalent) and a post graduate qualification in clinical pharmacy.

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

About the location:

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2).  We also provide services and operate across other locations, such as London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.


Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Shubhra Mace
Job title
Deputy Director of pharmacy
Email address
Telephone number
020 3228 5026
Additional information

Michelle Mehta - Deputy Director of pharmacy 020 3228 5034 / 07825999586

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