Are you passionate about helping others? Do you want to make a difference to support fellow pharmacists when they need it most?  If so, you could be a Trustee for Pharmacist Support! 

We are looking for two enthusiastic pharmacists with a range of experience and from a variety of backgrounds to join our current Board of Trustees in providing strategic direction and leadership to Pharmacist Support.   

Who are we? 

Our beneficiaries making up our ‘pharmacy family’ include pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists, pharmacy students, and trainees, for whom we provide a range of services to help and support them in times of need.   

At Pharmacist Support, people are at the heart of everything we do, and this is embedded within our vision, mission, and values. We champion the wellbeing of our ‘pharmacy family’; we don’t want any of our beneficiaries to face challenging times without us by their side.  Each year we provide thousands of acts of support – we make good things happen. Our connection to the profession is deep. Established by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) in 1841, the organisation has grown from its Benevolent Fund roots into an independent modern-day charity.  We have listened carefully to people from all sectors of the profession, and deeply understand and empathise with the issues affecting pharmacy today.  

Over the past five years, we have significantly increased our reach and impact as well as raising the charity’s profile and the important topic of mental health and wellbeing.

Read more about our impact here

As we embark on the development of a new five-year strategy, we are now looking to add two new pharmacist trustees to our board who can further support us in our growth, and development. 

What are we looking for? 

This is an ideal opportunity for a pharmacist wanting to support our ‘pharmacy family’ alongside developing their personal and/or professional skills in a team of experienced and dedicated trustees, volunteers, and staff. We are particularly interested in hearing from pharmacists who have recent community pharmacy experience or have previous experience of the charity’s services. 

Our aim is to create a Board of Trustees that is representative and supportive of our ‘pharmacy family’ and we would welcome interest from individuals of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, and levels of experience. If you have passion for the people we serve, and experience you feel could benefit our dynamic and innovative charity, we would like to hear from you. Your ‘lived’ experience is more important than previous trustee experience as full training will be given.   

Pharmacist Support is committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity, and creating an inclusive environment.  This applies to our beneficiaries as well as our staff, volunteers, and trustees.   

What will my time commitment be?   

We ask you to commit the equivalent of a day a month.  Each trustee is required to attend four board meetings a year, requiring preparation and reading time. In addition, a trustee will join a sub-committee who meet four times a year. There may also be opportunities to be involved in working groups on specific topics, training sessions or events and activities promoting the charity. The charity’s board meetings are held in Manchester during the day, however, we can offer the facility to attend meetings virtually when required. Sub-committee meetings are held virtually and in the evening.  The Board will look to offer flexibility and accommodate personal availability wherever possible.  Reasonable expenses incurred to facilitate attendance at meetings will be reimbursed.   

How to apply?  

For further details on the role description and person spec, download the Trustee Recruitment Pack below.

If you would like to join us, then please send your CV with a covering letter (of not more than two pages) outlining your experience and what you feel you could bring to the Board of Trustees.  We would also appreciate it if you could tell us where you heard about this role and complete the equal opportunities form below. 

  • Download our Trustee Recruitment Pack
  • Download our Equal Opportunities Form
    • Pharmacist Support is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, to ensure that everyone has the chance to participate fully in the activities and decisions of the organisation. In completing this form, you will help us understand who we are reaching and how to better serve everyone in our pharmacy family. The information you provide is anonymous and will not be stored with any identifying information about you. 

If you need more information or would like to talk to us before submitting your application, please email and arrangements will be made to contact you.  

Applications should be sent to

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview with a panel of current Trustees in Manchester.   

  • Closing date/time: 12 noon 7th June 2024 
  • Interview date with Pharmacist Support: 8th July 2024 

If successful, you will be appointed as a trustee for an initial period of 3 years, with the possibility of second and third terms subject to satisfactory peer appraisals. You will also be required to sign a legal declaration that there are no reasons as to why you would be disqualified from acting as a trustee. 

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