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Pharmacy Technician
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/23/230177
  • Published: Fri 24/02/2023, 5:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/04/2023, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £26k - £30k (up to £32k for an exceptional candidate) plus 25% Gratuity (taxable) and a Flights & Relocation Package
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Stanley. Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands

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Pharmacy Technician

The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) in the Falkland Islands has an opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician to join the team in the Pharmacy.  The Pharmacy, the only one in the islands, serves a small, diverse population and issues approximately 4,200 items per month including both in- and out-patient supply.  The pharmacy currently employs a pharmacist, two pharmacy technicians and an assistant.

Working as part of a small team that is fully integrated with the wider hospital mutli-disciplinary team you will undertake routine dispensing activities but also participate in ward-based functions and back office tasks as required. In addition, unique elements of the role include supplying patients with prescriptions up to 100 miles away via the local air service, as well as maintaining a network of medical chests in the remote parts of the islands.

Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or with an equivalent registration body in another country you will be in possession of a level 3 qualification in pharmacy services, or an equivalent qualification from another country.

This a wonderful opportunity to expand your professional skill mix whilst enjoying life in a unique location with unprecedented access to nature. Previous hospital experience, whilst advantageous, is not essential; we welcome applications from community-based pharmacy technicians.

The Role

You will work as one of two pharmacy technicians based in the hospital. Reporting to the pharmacist, you will deal with all aspects of pharmaceutical care that are required for the local population. As the only hospital in the Islands, we provide healthcare to the entire population. This will on occasion require creative thinking in dealing with unfamiliar situations. However, as part of a supportive and experienced team this role offers a unique opportunity to expand your skill mix.

The Person

The successful applicant should:

  • Be in possession of a Level 3 qualification in Pharmacy Services or equivalent qualification.
  • Be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), or equivalent national registration.
  • Have at least 5 year’s post-registration experience working in a relevant setting.
  • Be able to work autonomously, and take independent decisions when needed.
  • Have experience of running or providing a smoking cessation service.
  • Be able to understand the benefits and challenges of living and working remotely in a small, close-knit community.
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to different ways of working.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary £26,211- £30,214 (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £32,367.
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days paid annual leave plus 11 government and public holidays.
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.
  • For more information on the KEMH and the opportunities available due to the uniqueness of the roles within the service please view the recruitment viedo at

How to Apply

Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page. 

For further information regarding the position please contact Thomas Allen, Pharmacist by emailing or by calling (+500) 28052.

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form. 

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 02 April 2023 @ 2030GMT

Shortlisting commencing - 03 April 2023

Interviews commencing - 10 April 2023

Health & Social Services

Based out of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley, the Health and Social Services directorate provides primary, community and secondary healthcare in the Falkland Islands, as well as social services and welfare provision for those most in need.

Working hours in the pharmacy are 08:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:30 Monday to Friday.

The pharmacy team is comprised of a pharmacist, two pharmacy technicians and a pharmacy assistant.

There is currently no on-call pharmacy service.

We are the only source of prescription-only [POM] and pharmacy-only [P] medicines for the local community on the islands.

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite:

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a UK way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.