Operative – Dispensing Support Pharmacy

Job reference: 149934BR Previous
Location: Preston, Walton Summit
Function area: Warehousing
Shift pattern: Full-time|Part-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Less than 16 hours per week|16 to 24 hours per week|25 to 34 per week|Over 35 hours per week
What is the DSP?

The Boots dispensing support pharmacy is a highly advanced automated pharmacy based in Preston. On a daily basis we compile circa 93k prescriptions for the general public which are dispatched back to stores across the country ready for customers to collect.

The DSP is a highly bespoke and unique operation and the role of an operative is a hybrid of traditional warehousing and pharmacy roles.

What you will be doing?

Working within the DSP your days will be fast paced as you support the operation conducting several tasks in various areas throughout the day. You will be part of a large team working closely together to ensure prescriptions are assembled accurately and with patient safety at the heart. Typical duties will be picking, assembling and sorting medication so that it can be automated into individual customer orders.

Operating windows

The site is open from 0600-2200, Monday to Saturday. We have a range of full and part time shift patterns available, two shift windows 0600-1400 & 1400-2200; all on permanent contracts.

The Pharmacy is located at Walton Summit Preston and is co-located as part of the Alliance Boots group.


Skills/experience required:
  • Experience of working within a fast-paced environment
  • Experience within warehousing, production or pharmacy would be advantageous but isn’t essential
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Punctuality and timekeeping are essential
  • Good organisational, planning and people skills
  • A good level of numeracy and literacy
  • Your safety within the workplace is paramount therefore you’ll need to work in a safe manner with the safety of colleagues in mind at all times.

What we offer

If you’re looking for a unique job opportunity, then this role might be just what you're looking for! You'll have the opportunity to blend your experience and skills with cutting edge technology, working with a large dedicated team in a highly automated registered Pharmacy.

We’re also looking for really great people. It’s all about working together as one team – after all it’s our people that are at the heart of our business. We’re looking for a team player who has great attention to detail and takes a huge amount of pride in the work that they do.

Starting salary £9:38 ph. rising to £10.05 ph. on completion of NVQ level 2 training program.

4 weeks annual leave and market leading staff discount rates.