Pharmacy Distribution Assistant - London

University College London Hospital are on the lookout for a Pharmacy Distribution Assistant to join their hospital pharmacy as a part of a committed team.

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust were one of the first Foundation Trusts in the UK, and are committed to delivering top-quality patient care, providing excellent education to their staff, and undertaking world-class research. UCLH provide exceptional pharmaceutical services, and aim to provide safe, effective, and economical use of medicines while supporting education, training, and research. Their busy and dynamic hospital pharmacy is closely involved in all stages of medicine use, from agreeing contracts for the purchase of medicines through to assessing their outcomes, and distributing vital drugs both to discharged patients and across all hospital wards.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Pharmacist who is seeking a challenging role to work closely with expert clinicians and ensure all patients receive invaluable medicine, advice, and information. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to advance their skills by preparing medicines directly utilised on the wards, and will oversee the essential functioning of the hospital dispensary. If you are an experienced Pharmacist seeking a stimulating role in a busy hospital pharmacy, and have a caring approach with a commitment to aiding patients’ wellbeing, then this is the perfect role for you!


Job Purpose

The Pharmacy Distribution Assistant works as part of a team of 20 people. The post holder will work with the Distribution Team to assist in receiving medicines from our suppliers and issuing medicines to all our sites and customers.

Medicinal orders are received on a continual basis from a range of pharmaceutical suppliers. These orders must be checked off accurately and stored in the correct location ensuring stock is rotated due to short expiry dates. Customer orders are created and prioritised for picking, checking and assembly ready for dispatch to pharmacy departments, wards, ITU theatres, etc.  

To support the Distribution Services manager, in the provision of an efficient and high quality distribution service to UCL Hospitals internal and external customers

To support the Head of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Services Manager in their objectives towards maintaining and developing pharmacy services across the Trust.


Important Requirements:

  • Previous pharmaceutical experience
  • An empathic, caring approach to patients, and a great team player
  • An honest individual with patience and integrity, with a willingness to learn and grow
  • Excellent administrative, IT, verbal, and written communication skills

Our Bank Staff Pharmacy Assistants are invaluable to us, so we provide the following advantages as a thank you for their hard-work and commitment:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • Weekly salary
  • Opportunity to book and monitor shifts using online timesheet
  • Priority of shifts over all agency workers
  • Competitive pay

Apply now for this fantastic opportunity by uploading your CV, and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch shortly.


Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.