Health and Pharmacy Editor, B-Hive - Boots UK

Job reference: 142205BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Marketing and Brand
Shift pattern: Full-time|Part-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: 25 to 34 per week|Over 35 hours per week
The Health & Pharmacy Editor will be instrumental in maintaining the highest standards of quality, accuracy, balance and truthfulness of health, pharmacy and wellness content, across our digital channels. They will provide professional, legal and ethical advice. They will also support the Copy & Editorial Lead and the wider copy, content & production teams to create and deliver a wide range of copy, which is accurate, balanced, clinically safe and evidence-based.
Working at the heart of Boots’ internal agency – The B-Hive – you will have the opportunity to work with numerous stakeholders across the business, developing expertise in the end-to-end digital journey.

Key Responsibilities:

• Maintain the governance and high-quality of health, pharmacy and wellness content from concept to creation
• Final sign off for health and wellness editorial content
• Provide legal, professional and ethical advice to the copy and production teams in the B-Hive, as well as editorial guidance on health and wellness issues to copywriters
• Support the marketing team to ensure our communications are in line with pharmacy and advertising guidelines, whilst still being engaging
• Collaborate with colleagues around the business to develop customer-friendly content in Boots style & tone of voice for new pharmacy services
• Work collaboratively with colleagues in pharmacy, digital and marketing teams to deliver on brief

A bit about you:

• A qualified and practicing pharmacist registered with the GPhC
• Copy approval experience desirable but not essential, as training on advertising regulations and copy approval will be provided
• A team player willing to coach and develop others, with attention to detail, excellent organisation, communication and writing skills
• Able to make sound and balanced judgements when weighing up professional versus commercial issues
• Able to work independently to tight deadlines, prioritising effectively and delivering on time every time

A bit about the team:

You will be a part of the B-Hive – our award-winning internal content and production studio, based in Nottingham.


We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:

• Boots Pension Scheme
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links

Why Boots

Our mission is to help everyone to feel good. This starts internally – with every colleague and every team. In our stores and pharmacies, our warehouses and our Support Office, we work together, putting our customers first and our colleagues at the heart of everything we do. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people, with a huge range of opportunities for you to continue to grow with us… just bring your passion and commitment and we’ll do the rest.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

We offer a variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance, just speak to our Recruitment team to find out more.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.