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Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice/Clinical Pharmacy

(Available up to a maximum of 0.8 FTE, temporary until December 2009)

Grade G: £34,435 - £43,622 pa (pro rata)

Due to maternity leave we require an enthusiastic pharmacist or pharmacists to
cover teaching commitments for the School of Pharmacy. This will provide an
opportunity to gain experience in teaching on an established MPharm programme
and also other health professionals such as nurses.

You will have a degree in Pharmacy, be a registered pharmacist with experience in
hospital, community or primary care, preferably with expertise in clinical
pharmacy. Desirably, you will have extensive experience of working in practice,
particularly the clinical use of medicines, a postgraduate qualification and some
teaching experience. You will be encouraged to maintain a
clinical or practice base in an area relevant to your teaching and research

Please quote
reference:         6011

Closing Date:      26 January 2009

Interview Date: To be confirmed
                                                          JOB DESCRIPTION
                                              Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice/Clinical Pharmacy

Faculty / Cost Centre: Health & Life Sciences                              Location: Leicester

Department/ School: Leicester School of Pharmacy                           Responsible To: Head of School

Grade: G                                                                   Responsible For:

Role Profile Ref.: T&S3

Contract Type: Part-time, temporary until December 2009                    Date of Issue: January 2009


To contribute to the teaching of clinical pharmacy/pharmacy practice (which may some aspects of pharmacology) to the MPharm
pharmacy degree course, and to carry out research in an appropriate area of pharmacy practice.

1.   To participate in all aspects of the School’s clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice teaching to undergraduates and, where
     appropriate, postgraduate students.

2.   Where necessary to deliver aspects of the pharmacology curriculum on modules in the School of Nursing.

3.   To carry out research in pharmacy practice complementary to the teaching courses and appropriate to existing facilities.
     This will include the supervision of final-year practical research projects.

4.   To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time and are appropriate to the role of a Senior Lecturer.

               For an informal discussion contact Mrs Sandra Hall (tel. 0116 207 8289, email
                           or Prof. Larry Goodyer (tel. 0116 250 6100, email
                                                 PERSON SPECIFICATION
                                  Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice / Clinical Pharmacy

Faculty/Cost Centre: Health & Life Sciences                               Location: Leicester

Department/School: School of Pharmacy                                     Responsible To: Head of School

Grade: G                                                                  Responsible For:

Role Profile Ref.: T&S3

Contract Type: Part-time, temporary until December 2009                   Date of Issue: January 2009

                                                                                                              METHOD OF
       REQUIREMENTS                           ESSENTIAL                            DESIRABLE
                                                                                                             ASSESSMENT *
1. Qualifications and              Degree in pharmacy, membership         Higher degree or post-             4
    Training                       of Royal Pharmaceutical Society        graduate qualification in
                                   of Great Britain                       Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy

2. Previous Work                   Academic, hospital or community        Teaching experience in Higher      1 & 5 (CV)
    Experience                     pharmacy                               Education
                                                                          Experience in leading or
                                                                          participating in research

3. Specific Knowledge /            Good overall knowledge of clinical     Knowledge of                       1&2
    Skills / Abilities             pharmacy/pharmacy practice             administration/distribution/
    required                                                              metabolism/excretion of drugs
                                   Good oral and written                  to contribute to pharmacology
                                   communication skills                   teaching

                                   Basic IT skills                        Awareness of current teaching
                                                                          and learning methods
4. Motivation / Attitude           Self-motivation and a willingness      Ability to liaise with staff at    1&2
                                   and ability to accept responsibility   various levels of seniority and
    Interpersonal skills                                                  experience and to work within
    Reliability                                                           a multidisciplinary environment
    Response to pressure

5. Additional                      Enthusiasm for clinical                Ability to strengthen links with   2
    Requirements                   pharmacy/pharmacy practice and         hospital, community and PCT
                                   a vision for the future education of   pharmacists

*1=Application form;     2=Interview;   3=Test/Presentation;        4=Documentary evidence;          5=Other (Please specify)
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice/Clinical Pharmacy
(available up to a maximum of 0.8 FTE, temporary until December 2009)
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Leicester School of Pharmacy
Vacancy Reference: 6011
Salary will be in accordance with the nationally agreed Single Pay Spine: -

£34,435 - £43,622 (pro rata)

Qualification Certificates
The offer of employment will be subject to you providing copies of your qualification
certificates, which are relevant to your application for this position (as noted in the
advert/person specification). If you are short-listed, you will need to bring the originals to
interview for verification.

Eligibility to Work in the United Kingdom
The offer of employment will be subject to you providing a copy of a document confirming
your eligibility to work in this country (i.e. full birth/adoption certificate combined with
document showing permanent National Insurance Number, your passport, Biometric
Immigration Document, or permanent residence card). This is to comply with the
legislative requirements of the Prevention of Illegal Working, immigration, Asylum and
Nationality Act 2006.

Criminal Records Disclosure
This post does not require a disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.

Medical Examination
The appointment may be subject to a satisfactory medical report, which may include a
medical examination.

Annual Leave
The University holiday year runs from the 1 September to 31 August. In addition to
statutory bank holidays and discretionary days you will be entitled to 35 days holiday per
annum pro rata.

The post is pensionable with the options of joining the Teachers’ Supperannuation
Scheme; making personal pension arrangements by taking out a Private Pension Plan, or
by contributing to the State Earning Pension Scheme (SERPS).

A probationary service period of one year will usually be applicable

The enclosed application form should be completed and returned to:-

         De Montfort University
         Human Resources Team
         The Gateway
         LE1 9BH

Closing date: 26 January 2009
We hope that the following guidelines will be of assistance. Please take a few
minutes to read them before completing your application form.


      Complete all parts of the application form. All questions must be answered for
       your form to be accepted. The information will be used for short listing; we will
       use your examples of how you meet the Person Specification and Job Description to
       short list.

      Submit your application form by the closing date as your application will not be
       considered if it is received after the closing date.

      If you feel that you require an extension, this will only be considered on the
       grounds of a disability.   In these circumstances you must contact the HR
       department to make arrangements prior to the closing date.


      It is important we have your National Insurance Number for administrative


      If you are not a UK national, or from the European Community, you will need
       permission to work in the UK. A Work Permit will be required for applicants from
       outside the EEA.

      An employer will not be able to get a work permit for an applicant if the post can
       be filled by a UK or EEA resident.

      It is therefore unlikely that an applicant from outside the EEA will be considered
       unless the post is classed as a shortage occupation or we have been unable to
       appoint someone from within the EEA.

      If you are made an offer of employment, we will need to apply for a work permit on
       your behalf and require you to provide all the relevant information.


   The policy of De Montfort is that no person should be discriminated against by reason
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   If you have a disability we will make any necessary arrangements to ensure you are
   able to attend an interview if selected. Please let us know on the application forms
   any adjustments that are necessary to make this possible.

You should refer to the person specification and job description when filling in this
information. You need to ensure you demonstrate how you meet the criteria in each
area. Supporting information can be anything that is not already covered by the
questions on the form. Please use the form and do not send in CV’s.

This includes:

       Further explanation of your duties and responsibilities in your current (and
        previous) roles, which may be relevant to the post for which you are applying.

       More information about your skills, knowledge or experience.

       Explanation of apparent gaps in your career profile, as these will usually be
        discussed at interview.

       Description of voluntary work.

       Additional information about research experience.

       Additional information about publications or presentations.

       Plus any other information you think supports your application.


   It is most important that you supply the names and addresses of two referees and
    a telephone number where possible. Although five applications will be required for
    Professorial applications.

   It is vital that you inform your referee that we will be taking references once this
    has been confirmed, this will ensure we are able to process your application quickly
    as possible.

   At least one referee must be your present or most recent employer, wherever
    possible the second referee should also be a previous employer.

   In certain circumstances we may be able to accept other referees, if they are able
    to comment on your ability to perform the job you are applying for e.g. referees
    from voluntary work, course tutors, teachers etc.

   If you do not wish us to contact your referee prior to interview, please mark the
    relevant box. Please note that this will only be in exceptional circumstances as our
    policy is to collect references for Academic Staff prior to interview.


   Your application will only be shared with people involved in the recruitment process
    and will be held on file for 12 months.

   All applications received by the closing date for the post will be considered.

   Short listing usually takes place within a couple of days of the closing date. We will
    let you know if this is not the case. We will write to all candidates who have not
    been shortlisted by the interview date.

   If you have been invited to interview, we will contact you with all the relevant
    details, we will also take references at this point.

   Upon job offer, the Vice Chancellor signs off all appointments before a contract can
    be issued. We then aim to get the contract to you within a week of attending the

   All candidates who are unsuccessful after interview will be contacted. You may
    request feedback if you have not been successful to help you with any future
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