Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.
All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.
Pharmacy Assistants and Technicians – Opportunities at bands 2 to 5 – exciting opportunity available to include flexible working
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust are looking for talented Pharmacy Assistants and Pharmacy technicians to join our Temporary Staffing Function (Bank).
The Trust pharmacy service provides medicines and ward based pharmacy services for over 100 wards/teams. This includes inpatients, forensic, forensic CAMHS, home treatment, assertive outreach, day units, community mental health and early intervention.
To join our team in Pharmacy services based at Venture House in Erdington, you will be an enthusiastic and motivated individual with excellent communication skills, have a keen interest in Pharmacy services and empathy for people with mental health problems. The successful candidates will work in all aspects of in-patient and community dispensing.
The pharmacy assistants will be responsible for accepting orders, rotating stock, filling ward stock orders and other duties to provide support to this busy department. We are also looking for dispensing assistants who will work with and support our pharmacy technicians in the dispensing of prescriptions.
Pharmacy technicians will cover all aspects of in-patient and community dispensing, joining our existing team of Pharmacy technicians. In addition to dispensary work, we have an active programme of technician ward and team visits and are working towards a technician led dispensary as well as the development of medicines management technicians.
If you are interested in joining our temporary staffing function or are looking to gain experience of working within the NHS then this will be an ideal opportunity for you.
An immediate start is available
Please note you can attach your CV and a brief statement outlining the kind of opportunity including hours or pattern of work that would suit your requirements.
For further information please contact Jeanette Dudley at ( Email address removed )
If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process we may contact you via email to advise you of the interview details. Please ensure you access your email account from which you applied regularly once the position has closed. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks following the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted.
If applicable to your role, the Trust will require you to sign up for the DBS Update Service. The subscription will cost you £13 a year but the Trust will cover your first year payment. You will be contractually obliged to maintain your subscription.
Please Note: If you have left BSMHFT on the grounds of redundancy you are not eligible to apply for a post within the Trust (including via Temporary Staffing Solutions) for a period of 12 months from the date of your employment ceasing. If you have any queries please contact the recruitment team. Exceptionally, and subject to the agreement of the CEO staff leaving with a redundancy payment of less than 3 months’ pay, may apply for trust posts, including bank employment, 6 months after their termination date.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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