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Careers

Whitworth is a family based community pharmacy business. We pride ourselves on attracting and retaining talented and exceptionally hard working employees. We provide equal opportunities for all members of staff for training opportunities and career progression. We use a national learning provider to upskill our work force to achieve the high standard of capability and qualifications set out by National Pharmacy standards.

Our belief is to support the working lives and wellbeing of all our employees to ensure they perform to the best of their abilities. This is in keeping with our business values to reward, recognise and empower our staff members.

Current opportunities

  • Type: Permanent

    Reference: DISP14

    Whitworth Chemists is currently looking for a qualified dispenser on a permanent basis. Based in our Hull branch, the successful candidate will join the company to work part time 24 hours a week, earning a competitive salary dependent on experience.

    You will dispense items to customers, whilst maintaining customer records and providing excellent customer service. Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

    • Developing good customer service with customers and surgeries
    • Serving customers by understanding their needs
    • Maintaining safe operation and clean appearance by complying with organisation operational policies, procedures, and standards
    • Updating job knowledge by participating in training opportunities as required by the company
    • Enhancing organisation reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

    To be considered for this position you must have a strong customer focus and previous customer service experience. In addition, you must possess the following key skills and qualifications:

    • Data entry skills
    • Strong organisational skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to work towards deadlines
    • Good time-management skills
    • Selling to customer needs
    • Dependability

    It is desirable for this role that you possess a clean current driving license. To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Permanent

    Reference:

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Dispenser to join an established chain of chemists. Based in our Linthorpe branch in Middlesbrough, the successful candidate will join the company to work 40 hours a week (shift work across 7 days, including late shifts), earning a competitive salary dependant on experience.

    You will dispense items to customers, whilst maintaining customer records and providing excellent customer service. Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: • Developing good customer service with customers and surgeries
    • Serving customers by understanding their needs
    • Maintaining safe operation and clean appearance by complying with organisation operational policies, procedures, and standards
    • Updating job knowledge by participating in training opportunities as required by the company
    • Enhancing organisation reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

    To be considered for this position you must have a strong customer focus and previous customer service experience. In addition, you must possess the following key skills and qualifications: • Data entry skills
    • Strong organisational skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to work towards deadlines
    • Good time-management skills
    • Selling to customer needs
    • Dependability

    It is desirable for this role that you possess a clean current driving license.

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Part Time

    Reference: DISP6

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Dispenser to join an established chain of chemists. Based in our Nelson branch, the successful candidate will join the company to work part time (16 hours a week), earning a competitive salary dependent on experience.

    You will dispense items to customers, whilst maintaining customer records and providing excellent customer service. Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

    · Developing good customer service with customers and surgeries

    · Serving customers by understanding their needs

    · Maintaining safe operation and clean appearance by complying with organisation operational policies, procedures, and standards

    · Updating job knowledge by participating in training opportunities as required by the company

    · Enhancing organisation reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

    To be considered for this position you must have a strong customer focus and previous customer service experience. In addition, you must possess the following key skills and qualifications:

    · Data entry skills

    · Strong organisational skills

    · Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

    · Ability to work towards deadlines

    · Good time-management skills

    · Selling to customer needs

    · Dependability

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Permanent

    Reference: DISP28

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Dispenser to join an established chain of chemists. Based in our Stockton branch, the successful candidate will join the company to work full time, earning a competitive salary dependent on experience.

    You will dispense items to customers, whilst maintaining customer records and providing excellent customer service. Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

    · Developing good customer service with customers and surgeries

    · Serving customers by understanding their needs

    · Maintaining safe operation and clean appearance by complying with organisation operational policies, procedures, and standards

    · Updating job knowledge by participating in training opportunities as required by the company

    · Enhancing organisation reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

    To be considered for this position you must have a strong customer focus and previous customer service experience. In addition, you must possess the following key skills and qualifications:

    · Data entry skills

    · Strong organisational skills

    · Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

    · Ability to work towards deadlines

    · Good time-management skills

    · Selling to customer needs

    · Dependability

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Permanent

    Reference: DISP33

    Full time role. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Dispenser to join an established chain of chemists.

    Based in our Wrekenton branch, the successful candidates will join the company to work 40 hours a week, earning a competitive salary dependent on experience.

    You will dispense items to customers, whilst maintaining customer records and providing excellent customer service. Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

    • Developing good customer service with customers and surgeries
    • Serving customers by understanding their needs
    • Maintaining safe operation and clean appearance by complying with organisation operational policies, procedures, and standards
    • Updating job knowledge by participating in training opportunities as required by the company
    • Enhancing organisation reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

    To be considered for this position you must have a strong customer focus and previous customer service experience. In addition, you must possess the following key skills and qualifications

    • Data entry skills
    • Strong organisational skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to work towards deadlines
    • Good time-management skills
    • Selling to customer needs
    • Dependability

    It is desirable for this role that you possess a clean current driving license.

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Permanent

    Reference: PHARM23

    If you want to join this remarkable, award winning company, renowned for its forward-thinking, now is your chance!

    Whitworth Chemists Ltd is currently recruiting a full time Pharmacist Manager for our Kirkham branch.

    You will work in a pharmacy, operating on a Healthy Living Pharmacy platform, providing pharmacy and dispensing services to customers and optimising the delivery of professional services whilst maintaining Company policy/procedures, protocol and quality standards. The selected candidate will also be able to deliver private healthcare services e.g. full travel clinic, sexual health clinic and occupational health services (full training to be provided).

    Accountabilities:
    · Manage and provide a professional NHS and Private dispensing service for customers. Offer appropriate advice and guidance to meet customer needs.
    · Order pharmacy products using the Company ordering systems to ensure that customer demand can be met.
    · Maintain strict controls of wastage through the correct handling/dispensing and storage of goods minimising wastage and reductions.
    · Manage human resources appropriately to ensure a high level of customer service.
    · Ensure a high standard of product knowledge through training and familiarisation with the protocol.
    · Ensure all staff are aware of and understand the Company policies/procedures/protocol and standards expected when providing customer service.
    · Train and develop the abilities of team members ensuring that they are equipped to perform current duties effectively and in accordance with Company procedures.
    · Encourage those reporting to him/her to work in a safe manner to meet statutory requirements and the Company’s Health & Safety procedures and ensure they adhere to all other requirements of the Contract of Employment.
    · Actively participate in the Healthy Living Pharmacy agenda, as set out in the pathfinder documents set nationally and by other bodies.
    · To actively take part in the Company-wide Healthy Living Pharmacy platform.
    · Encourage and coaching of Healthy Living Champions in branch.
    · Option to participate in a full range of private PGD's.
    · To deliver private healthcare services e.g. full travel clinic, sexual health clinic and occupational health services (full training to be provided).

    We welcome pharmacists with varied experience in management and background.

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Permanent

    Reference: PHARM34

    If you want to join this remarkable, award winning company, renowned for its forward-thinking, now is your chance!

    Whitworth Chemists Ltd is currently recruiting a full time Pharmacist Manager for our Linthorpe branch. Working full time - 42 hours per week.

    You will work in a pharmacy, operating on a Healthy Living Pharmacy platform, providing pharmacy and dispensing services to customers and optimising the delivery of professional services whilst maintaining Company policy/procedures, protocol and quality standards. The selected candidate will also be able to deliver private healthcare services e.g. full travel clinic, sexual health clinic and occupational health services (full training to be provided).

    Accountabilities:
    · Manage and provide a professional NHS and Private dispensing service for customers. Offer appropriate advice and guidance to meet customer needs.
    · Order pharmacy products using the Company ordering systems to ensure that customer demand can be met.
    · Maintain strict controls of wastage through the correct handling/dispensing and storage of goods minimising wastage and reductions.
    · Manage human resources appropriately to ensure a high level of customer service.
    · Ensure a high standard of product knowledge through training and familiarisation with the protocol.
    · Ensure all staff are aware of and understand the Company policies/procedures/protocol and standards expected when providing customer service.
    · Train and develop the abilities of team members ensuring that they are equipped to perform current duties effectively and in accordance with Company procedures.
    · Encourage those reporting to him/her to work in a safe manner to meet statutory requirements and the Company’s Health & Safety procedures and ensure they adhere to all other requirements of the Contract of Employment.
    · Actively participate in the Healthy Living Pharmacy agenda, as set out in the pathfinder documents set nationally and by other bodies.
    · To actively take part in the Company-wide Healthy Living Pharmacy platform.
    · Encourage and coaching of Healthy Living Champions in branch.
    · Option to participate in a full range of private PGD's.
    · To deliver private healthcare services e.g. full travel clinic, sexual health clinic and occupational health services (full training to be provided).

    We welcome pharmacists with varied experience in management and background.

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Permanent

    Reference:

    If you want to join this remarkable, award winning company, renowned for its forward-thinking, now is your chance!

    Whitworth Chemists Ltd is currently recruiting a Pharmacist Manager for our Skegness branch. Skegness is a seaside town on the Lincolnshire Coast. The branch opening hours are 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday.

    You will work in a pharmacy, operating on a Healthy Living Pharmacy platform, providing pharmacy and dispensing services to customers and optimising the delivery of professional services whilst maintaining Company policy/procedures, protocol and quality standards. The selected candidate will also be able to deliver private healthcare services e.g. full travel clinic, sexual health clinic and occupational health services (full training to be provided). Accountabilities:
    • Manage and provide a professional NHS and Private dispensing service for customers. Offer appropriate advice and guidance to meet customer needs.
    • Order pharmacy products using the Company ordering systems to ensure that customer demand can be met.
    • Maintain strict controls of wastage through the correct handling/dispensing and storage of goods minimising wastage and reductions.
    • Manage human resources appropriately to ensure a high level of customer service.
    • Ensure a high standard of product knowledge through training and familiarisation with the protocol.
    • Ensure all staff are aware of and understand the Company policies/procedures/protocol and standards expected when providing customer service.
    • Train and develop the abilities of team members ensuring that they are equipped to perform current duties effectively and in accordance with Company procedures.
    • Encourage those reporting to him/her to work in a safe manner to meet statutory requirements and the Company’s Health & Safety procedures and ensure they adhere to all other requirements of the Contract of Employment.
    • Actively participate in the Healthy Living Pharmacy agenda, as set out in the pathfinder documents set nationally and by other bodies.
    • To actively take part in the Company-wide Healthy Living Pharmacy platform.
    • Encourage and coaching of Healthy Living Champions in branch.
    • Option to participate in a full range of private PGD's.
    • To deliver private healthcare services e.g. full travel clinic, sexual health clinic and occupational health services (full training to be provided).

    We welcome pharmacists with varied experience in management and background. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews.

    Please apply by sending your CV to beth@wcl-ho.co.uk

  • Type: Summer Placement

    Reference: STUDENT

    We are looking for pharmacy students to assist in our pharmacies and we have paid placements for the summer period available with an immediate start in the following area:

    Kirkham, 2A Church Street, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2SE

    Our Pharmacy Student placement will help you gain an insight into the daily practices of community pharmacy. This will be an invaluable experience assisting with your Pharmacy studies and your pre-registration year. Our pharmacies undertake all essential services, enhanced services and advanced services which will allow you to gain knowledge of these as well as locally commissioned services.

    The ideal candidate will be flexible with working hours and eager to learn.

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Summer Placement

    Reference: STUDENT

    We are looking for pharmacy students to assist in our pharmacies and we have paid placements for the summer period available with an immediate start in the following area:

    Nelson, 96 Every Street, Nelson, Lancs, BB9 7LS

    Our Pharmacy Student placement will help you gain an insight into the daily practices of community pharmacy. This will be an invaluable experience assisting with your Pharmacy studies and your pre-registration year. Our pharmacies undertake all essential services, enhanced services and advanced services which will allow you to gain knowledge of these as well as locally commissioned services.

    The ideal candidate will be flexible with working hours and eager to learn.

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Relief Full Time

    Reference: NWRELIEF

    If you want to join this remarkable, award winning company, renowned for its forward-thinking, now is your chance! Whitworth Chemists Ltd is currently recruiting a full time Relief Pharmacist to work at our North West branches.

    The relief pharmacist will be required to work 36 hours per week, days may include Monday to Friday and potentially some Saturdays.

    Our North West branches are situated in and around Blackpool, Blackburn, Preston, Liverpool & Manchester. You will work in a pharmacy, operating on a Healthy Living Pharmacy platform, providing pharmacy and dispensing services to customers and optimising the delivery of professional services whilst maintaining Company policy/procedures, protocol and quality standards. The selected candidate will also be able to deliver private healthcare services e.g. full travel clinic, sexual health clinic and occupational health services (full training to be provided).

    Accountabilities:
    · Manage and provide a professional NHS and Private dispensing service for customers. Offer appropriate advice and guidance to meet customer needs.
    · Order pharmacy products using the Company ordering systems to ensure that customer demand can be met.
    · Maintain strict controls of wastage through the correct handling/dispensing and storage of goods minimising wastage and reductions.
    · Manage human resources appropriately to ensure a high level of customer service.
    · Ensure a high standard of product knowledge through training and familiarisation with the protocol.
    · Ensure all staff are aware of and understand the Company policies/procedures/protocol and standards expected when providing customer service.
    · Train and develop the abilities of team members ensuring that they are equipped to perform current duties effectively and in accordance with Company procedures.
    · Encourage those reporting to him/her to work in a safe manner to meet statutory requirements and the Company’s Health & Safety procedures and ensure they adhere to all other requirements of the Contract of Employment.
    · Actively participate in the Healthy Living Pharmacy agenda, as set out in the pathfinder documents set nationally and by other bodies.
    · To actively take part in the Company-wide Healthy Living Pharmacy platform.
    · Encourage and coaching of Healthy Living Champions in branch.
    · Option to participate in a full range of private PGD's.
    · To deliver private healthcare services e.g. full travel clinic, sexual health clinic and occupational health services (full training to be provided).

    We welcome pharmacists with varied experience in management and background.

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

  • Type: Permanent

    Reference: HCA23

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Trainee HCA to join an established chain of chemists. Based in our Kirkham branch, the successful candidate will join the company to work full time and earn a competitive salary dependent on experience.

    As a Trainee HCA you will prepare medication items and sell over the counter products to customers, whilst maintaining customer records and providing excellent customer service. Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
    . Developing good customer service with customers and surgeries
    · Serving customers by understanding their needs
    · Maintaining safe operation and clean appearance by complying with organisation operational policies, procedures, and standards
    · Updating job knowledge by participating in training opportunities as required by the company
    · Enhancing organisation reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

    Desired Qualities:
    We are offering you an exciting career opportunity and a chance to continue your professional journey. You will need to be prepared to work towards a higher qualification within pharmacy. We are looking for people with a genuine passion for customer care, and who will be ambassadors for healthcare in our branches. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    To find out more about this role please email beth@wcl-ho.co.uk.

Staff Benefits

Lifestyle Savings

Employees can maximise spending power with thousands of offers from top brands. Discounted savings can be discovered on insurance, jewellery, fitness trackers, shopping cards, fashion and movie streaming.

Learning

There are hundreds of high-quality courses from top learning providers, available anytime and anywhere. Over 92% of courses are free. Course categories include- business and management, home and garden, nature and environment- just to name a few!

Wellbeing

This program aims to improve health and wellbeing with tailored lifestyle plans, articles and videos. The daily POWR- contains “Breathe, Listen and Reflect” mindfulness and meditation resources. Employees can explore the different wellbeing paths encompassing mind, sleep, work, active, life and food. All provide helpful and practical plans to improve the areas employees would most like to focus on.

Team Member Discount -20%

All employees of Whitworth Chemists can benefit from 20% discount in all our pharmacies (with some exclusions).

NEST Pension

Building a retirement pot is important, NEST has been designed to make it easy for staff members. Members can take control of their retirement pot and their account can be managed very simply online.

Activa

As a member of Affinity cars, Whitworth employees are entitled to receive discounted rates on car leasing with Activa. For an unrivalled range of manufacturers and the option to change cars every two or three years. Road tax is included, and employees pay no BIK tax. Employees can build their deal and personalise their car.

Cycle to Work

We are currently in partnership with CycleScheme as part of our benefits package. This scheme provide employees with the ability to obtain a bike tax free and easy, for work, through various bike shops.

100 Club

Macmillan Cancer Support needs donations! Employees’ can decide the amount they wish to donate to our charitable cause. The amount specified is deducted from their wages each month after tax. The amount can be a minimum of £1, and a maximum of £10. Cash prizes can be won with each draw with a 13th draw in November standing a chance to win a big prize that accumulated throughout the year.

Training and Development Opportunities

One of our top priorities! We endeavour to support employees with professional and personal development throughout the business. This involves Continued Professional Development, apprenticeships and Pre-registered Pharmacists.

Whitworth Independent Prescribing Service (WIPS)

All staff employed by Whitworth will benefit from being able to access our own in-house independent prescriber run clinic (WIPS). If you cannot get an urgent appointment with you GP or need to see a clinician urgently, you will have access to an independent prescriber that will be able to diagnose many minor ailment conditions (and the list of conditions that can be treated is growing constantly!). You will not be charged for the consultation and will only need to pay for your private prescription which will be dispensed to you from the pharmacy you work in (or any other Whitworth pharmacy of your choice).

One4all Digital

To celebrate employees’ long service milestones with the company we will provide a One4all digital gift card which can be spent at a range of popular shops. We also reward employees for going above and beyond with our Special Recognition Scheme and for successful employee recruitment referrals.

Health and Wellbeing Programme

The Whitworth Health and Wellbeing programme will be a 360-degree approach to employee wellbeing. The programme will continue to demonstrate Whitworth’s commitment to ensuring employees’ health and wellbeing is fully supported. Look out for more information in due course!

Dress Down Fridays

All support office staff are welcome to take part in dress down Fridays. A £1 donation per employee in support of our affiliated charity Macmillan Cancer Support is also welcome. Some branches have fancy dress days associated with various charity events.

Care First Employee Assistance Programme

Whitworth Chemists are committed to looking after the health and welfare of all employees and are actively supporting better mental health and wellbeing for all. We recognise that during the difficult times we are currently facing mental health support and assistance is needed now more than ever. Care First is a free 24/7 telephone support service and is free of charge to all employees. Face-to-face counselling sessions can also be arranged. The service is complimented with a fully resourced online tool kit to support employees with their health and wellbeing.