At the end of 2016, Pharmacist Support welcomed two new members to the PS team – Riven Seamarks as our new Interim Enquiry Service Officer and Alex Etchells as Marketing Communications assistant. Both bring with them a range of skills and expertise.
Having enjoyed working with the team at Juice Academy on both their apprenticeship and graduate schemes this past year – Pharmacist Support have once again taken on a graduate to support our marketing and communications and fundraising activities. While these schemes have enabled us to play our part in helping develop the workforce of the future, they have also provided us with a fresh perspective and have brought lots of new talent into the team!
I joined Pharmacist Support at the beginning of December. I attended the Juice Academy graduate boot camp in late November and a week later I was thrilled to be welcomed into the Pharmacist Support team. I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2015, where I studied Film and Media. Before the boot camp, I maintained my own personal blogs and utilised my film and photography skills for some freelance work. Pharmacist Support has been an ideal place for me to use my skills and also develop some new ones.
Before joining Pharmacist Support Riven worked as a complaints investigator for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Prior to this he held roles in information and advice. This included working for the Community Legal Advice service and most recently Mind as a specialist adviser on the Mind Infoline.
I know the number of people the charity supports has grown significantly over the past few years so I am really excited to have joined Pharmacist Support’s enquiry service. Pharmacist Support is a really interesting and unique charity to work for. I feel I have learnt so much in the short time I’ve been here and the team have been very friendly and supportive. I look forward to continuing to help pharmacists and students of pharmacy, who themselves are so dedicated to helping others.