About Royal Pharmaceutical Society
What We Do
We promote pharmacy in the media and government, lead the way in medicines information, and support pharmacists in their education and development. Our governance and leadership The overall organisational governance and strategic direction is provided by the Assembly. The three National Pharmacy Boards provide advocacy, support and strategic leadership for pharmacy practice and developments within England, Scotland and Wales and the PhP Board advises Assembly on the direction and approach of Publishing. The Executive Team looks after every aspect of how we operate. Professional Leadership We advocate for the role of pharmacy by setting professional and ethical standards, producing policy papers and responding to consultations with government and industry. We define best practice for pharmacy professionals and help them achieve this through professional development, career support and training. We are here to support professionals with the challenges of pharmacy practice. Publishing We create the most trusted source of pharmaceutical information in the world and provide news, expert analysis and educational support for pharmacy professionals. We independently source, evaluate, and communicate evidence-based pharmaceutical information for healthcare professionals worldwide and make practical medicines knowledge accessible. We invest our resources in creating world-class tools that promote best practice in medicines, working with internal and external technology partners to continually improve our editorial products and services. We are a commercial operation, run to create a surplus which is reinvested in the support of the organisation’s mission and vision. Central Services We support the organisation to achieve its goals through our people, technology, facilities and financial services.
Who We Are Since the Society was founded in 1841, we have championed the profession, and are internationally renowned as publishers of medicines information. Our Royal Charter gives us a unique status in pharmacy. Our Mission We put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare Our Vision We are the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines
Work With Us
Our Working Environment needs to enable our culture, values, actions and the achievement of our organisational goals. We believe that people don’t need to be fixed to their desk to achieve great things. Offering flexibility to our people in how they do their work where this is possible brings out the best in people and enables us to provide an inclusive working environment. We understand that there are times when we need to work in the office for specific tasks and there are times when it’s better to work from home or elsewhere. We allow individual teams to find the right balance which ensures the best levels of productivity and ultimately the best outputs. There will be occasions when we’ll ask people to be in the office for specific events or activities, such as governance meetings, team days, planning meetings or our annual team conference. We’ll give as much notice as possible. The regularity of in-person team meetings will be agreed at team level. Our office spaces will be set-up to provide an environment which is agile and flexible to our needs. There will be plenty of areas to meet, collaborate and innovate with colleagues or focus on quiet work.
As an employer we aim to attract and retain high-calibre people, give them the tools they need to flourish and create a culture where they feel safe and they belong. These are just some of the benefits we offer: Work/life balance - 35 hour working week with flexible options - A minimum of 25 days’ holiday plus 8 bank holidays and an additional 2 days’ holiday after 9 years’ service. - Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay Health & Wellbeing - Private medical insurance and Medicash scheme - Corporate gym memberships - Onsite pilates classes - Free mindfulness sessions - Cycle to work scheme - Free annual flu jabs - Occupational health referrals Culture - Regular social events - Internal inclusion and diversity group to help us create an environment where all our employees feel safe and they belong - Up to 2 x half days per year to volunteer in our CSR initiatives - Employee-led book groups Financial - Annual pay review - Employee of the year/quarter and long service awards - Company pension - Life assurance for all employees - Season ticket loans - Childcare vouchers Personal development - A suite of internal and external courses - Payment of up to £150 towards professional fees - Peer-to-peer learning sessions