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Pharmacy Technician

HCA UK at The Christie Private Care – Manchester, Greater Manchester
Full time
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Role: Pharmacy Technician
Location: The Christie Private Care Centre, Manchester
Full time: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive (dependent on skills & experience). Equivalent to a NHS Band 5 role with late shift, weekend services allowance.

We’re looking for a Pharmacy Technician to join our Pharmacy team at The Christie Private Care Centre, currently rated “Outstanding” by the CQC. Currently the world’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care, The Christie Private Care provides advanced cancer care and houses the world's largest early clinical trials unit. Our specialist team treat private patients using a full range of diagnostic, inpatient, surgical, day care and outpatient treatment all on one site.

As a key member of the Pharmacy team, the Pharmacy Technician is responsible for working in all aspects of the technical pharmacy services to ensure high quality, innovative and up-to-date pharmacy services which consistently meet the needs of all clients within the hospital.

Reporting directly to the Regional Lead Pharmacy Technician, Senior Pharmacy Technician and Regional Pharmacy Manager the post-holder will provide support to the operational management for the core pharmacy services which include 3 dispensaries, pharmacy procurement, stock control and management, medicines distribution and ward top-up and medicines management to the wards.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

What you’ll bring:

  • Excellent spoken and written English

  • BTEC or equivalent NVQ in Pharmacy Services

  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

  • Additional specialist training/knowledge as appropriate

  • Accredited Checking Technician Qualification - Desirable


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Pharmacy Technician you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.

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