Project Manager for Primary Care Development (Part Time)

Queen's University Belfast - School of Pharmacy

The Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development (NICPLD) provides over 1,000 hours of learning opportunity each year to pharmacists, pre-registration trainees and pharmacy technicians. While the live and distance learning programmes remain the cornerstone of the Centre’s activities, NICPLD encourages pharmacists to engage in other learning opportunities. Accredited and vocational training is provided by NICPLD. The postgraduate certificate in pharmacy prescribing (6 months) has been running since 2003, while the vocational programme (2 years) for junior hospital pharmacists started in 2008. Accredited courses for pharmacy technicians who wish to train as ACTs and PODs technicians are also provided.  NICPLD delivers the mandatory courses that pre-registration trainees are required to complete.

This temporary part-time post (0.8 FTE) is available until 31 July 2019, but may be extended until 31 July 2020, to manage, develop and lead the training of pharmacists working in general medical practices across Northern Ireland. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing highly specialist clinical pharmacy education and training across Northern Ireland acting as an advanced practitioner in this area. This is a new strategic role to develop and maintain excellence for pharmacists and is central to Government policy to expand capacity within Primary care. Responsibilities of the role will include the planning, design, development and the implementation of foundation and advanced practice training for pharmacists working in general medical practices. Secondments from other organisations will be considered for this post.     

The successful candidate must have:

  • Masters or Honours degree in pharmacy
  • Postgraduate qualification in relevant subject
  • Membership or be eligible for membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland
  • At least 5 years post-registration practice experience to include substantial experience in delivering professional education programmes and work-based training.
  • Relevant experience of working in a general medical practice/primary care or other clinical environment
  • Experience in project management
  • Professional specialist knowledge of the Health Service and of the primary care sector

Further information about the Centre can be found at

Informal enquires may be directed to Fran Lloyd, email:

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 28 August 2018

Closing date: Wednesday 8 August 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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