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Who We Are:
As NHS Scotland's unique provider of a national tele-health and tele-care service, we are responsible for the delivery of health advice and information by telephone and online services to the population of Scotland 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. NHS 24 is a patient-focused service providing the people of Scotland with triage, advice, guidance, referral and information on health and healthcare services

Where We Are:
Our Regional Centres are located at Hillington, Cardonald, Clydebank, South Queensferry, Dundee and Aberdeen. This role can be based at any of the Regional Centres detailed within the job pack.

This Role: Pharmacy advisor (Weekends only)

This is an exciting time to join the team as we continue to develop this dynamic service within NHS 24. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated pharmacists to work as part of the wider team within NHS 24.

This exciting weekend role will contribute to NHS 24’s virtual clinical services to meet the needs of the population of Scotland to ensure patients receive high-quality pharmaceutical care. You will work alongside an extensive multidisciplinary team including other pharmacists, nurses and physiotherapists. Our team of pharmacists also provide support to our in-house mental health and dental teams.

Shift patterns available*:
8, 12 & 16 hours/week:
8 Hours (4/8 weekends, Saturday & Sunday alternate weekends)
8 Hours (8/8 weekends Saturdays only)
12 Hours (6/8 weekends Saturdays & Sundays)
16 Hours (8/8 weekends Saturdays & Sundays)

  • Rota examples are included in the job pack, actual rotas will be confirmed at offer stage.
Our Enhanced Salary Package

NHS 24 offers a complete benefits package, with a permanent contract on Band 7 £43,422 - £ 50,506* (pro rata for part-time hours).

Competitive salary enhancements for working unsocial hours are in addition to the above basic starting salary, this means that the following hourly rates would be applicable.

  • Placement on salary scale is dependent on confirmation of previous relevant NHS service.
Additional Benefits

We also offer you many supportive policies to enhance your employee journey and have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme Provider, Cycle to Work Scheme, bursary scheme and a range of learning and development.

As an NHS Scotland employee, you will be entitled to:
35 days annual leave (rising to 41) pro-rata
development opportunities including study bursaries, e-learning and classroom-based courses
enhanced pay for working during out of hours period (see above)
enrolment into the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) pension scheme
NHS discounts on goods and services
HELP, employee support and assistance


Please download the Job Pack for full details of NHS 24 and this opportunity as well as the Candidate Application Guide which will support you in your application. We recommend that prior to application candidates read all the information provided in the Job Pack as it contains much of the information about NHS 24 and this vacancy to support a successful application.

The closing date for submitting your completed application is midnight 31st March 2023 however we recommend candidates apply as soon as possible, as there are limited induction spaces available. We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information on NHS 24 and our vacancies, please see our microsite with the link:

Predicted Recruitment Timeline

Advert closing date

31st March 2023

Shortlisting finalised by hiring manager(s)

Week commending 3rd April 2023


Week commencing 10th April 2023

Potential start dates

Inductions from May onwards

Training schedule

one week (37.5 Hours) of class room training, followed by a combination of evening and weekend training

  • Start dates will be dependant on all pre-employment checks being completed and availability of our induction training programme. The above timelines are subject to change
NHS 24 is an equal opportunities employer and as a committed participant in the Disability Confident Leader Scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for our vacancies.

Job Location : Glasgow
Company : Nhs Scotland
Position : Pharmacy Advisor
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Contact : Glasgow Nhs Scotland Contact Number

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