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Pharmacy Contracts Assistant, Pharmacy - Boots UK

Support Office»Corporate Functions & Business Support


Job Reference: 218250BR

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours


This is an exciting opportunity for you to support patients in being able to access safe and impactful pharmacy services in stores throughout the United Kingdom, whilst working in a supportive team to ensure any legal risks are identified and mitigated.

This role sits within the Healthcare Services Team, and reports into the Professional Contracts Specialist, who you will work closely with to ensure contracts are in place to underpin locally commissioned services. You’ll also support with building understanding within the business regarding the typical legal risks associated with contracts.

You’ll get to work with, support, and learn from various functions across the business including our Superintendent Pharmacist’s Office, Legal Team, Tenders Team, Insurable Risk, Data Protection Team and Pharmacy Field Team, as well as liaising with and supporting relationships with our external commissioners.

Key Responsibilities:

• Accountable for the provision of subject matter expertise to affect the day-to-day review and processing of ‘standard’ and bespoke pharmacy contracts
• Accountable for the timely provision of advice, support and guidance to Healthcare Partnership Managers and other relevant colleagues in relation to pharmacy contracts
• Proactively connects own work-streams across all relevant areas
• Creates strong relationships with stakeholders in the Support Office and relevant members of the field team to ensure consistent follow up and management of pharmacy contracts
Liaises with different specialities within the Legal team for specific advice on clauses
• Keeps informed of changes to policy and legislation and update contract templates and guidance accordingly

What you’ll need to have:

• Excellent administrative, data management, IT (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) and organisational skills
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) across a wide range of stakeholders who operate at many different levels
• Ability to prioritise, organise and manage a demanding, highly variable workload with appropriate pace whilst maintaining a consistently high quality of output
• Holder of a degree, that demonstrates ability to undertake detailed analysis and research which can be applied to legislation and policies
• A voracious reader, being able to identify, explain and reason risks and mitigate and provide guidance on these points for internal stakeholders

It would be great if you also have:
• A Law degree or equivalent legal qualification

Hybrid Working:

We currently operate a fixed hybrid working approach for Support Office team members with a mix of remote and office-based working. Our set office days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with team members able to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays.

Our Benefits:

• Boots Retirement Savings Plan
• Generous employee discount plus enhanced discounts for Boots brands, Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare
• Excellent onsite facilities including staff shop, opticians (including free eye tests for team members), gym, cafeteria, outdoor seating spaces and dry-cleaning service

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (*all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility).

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.

We are always open to discussing possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you, including job share and reduced hours. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to enable you to be at your best.

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