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Wing Pharmacy Technician

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Wing Pharmacy Technician to join our wonderful team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at HMP Norwich, who is currently registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. We will provide full induction to the prison pharmacy system so you can easily transition from community or hospital background into the health and justice system. 

As the Wing Pharmacy Technician, you will work on a wing/ward environment where you will be responsible for the administration of medication to patients from secure medication hatches and the associated medication management activities, including audits and stock checks under the direction of the the Pharmacist Manager. 

The role will include every other weekend work with weekend enhancements 30% on Saturday 60% on Sunday greatly topping up the stated salary. 

Contact Marta, our Lead Pharmacist at or Sharon our Lead Pharmacy Technician at if you have any questions.

Bank (zero-hours) and part time hours could be considered.

Main Responsibility

Once trained and confident, you will be expected to work autonomously within our standard operating procedures and: 

  • Undertake provision of a medicine’s administration service to the patients from secure medication hatches 
  • Provide, in conjunction with the appropriate Clinical practitioners, a wing technician medicine management service on allocated wings i.e. medication reconciliation 
  • Assist in the delivery of cost-effective prescribing, the medicines optimisation strategy and management of medication budgets 
  • Promote safe pharmacy practice within the prison including providing advice and training to patients and staff 

The Ideal Candidate

You will need to be Pharmacy Technician who is currently registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You will work 15 days every 4 weeks and shifts are between the hours of 7am and 6pm (10 hours shifts with 1 hour break). OT and weekend working enhancements apply if you wish to support the team in your spare time 

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel. 

Package Description

As a Pharmacy Technician you will receive AfC terms and conditions and NHS pension, you will feel valued receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • Flexible working to provide you with that true work / life balance (15 shifts every 4 weeks) 
  • Access to Reward Gateway - our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premium offers and discounts on practical spending at national supermarkets and well known retailers as well as special treats like Virgin Experience Days and Leisure Vouchers 
  • Access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including; counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters 
  • We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream - which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go. 
  • A committed Learning and Development team who work closely with Universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support your progression 
  • Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development 
  • Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users 
  • Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual “Ask our Executives” event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives 
  • Please know that our recent HMIP, CQC and GPhC inspections were overwhelmingly positive about the leadership team, the colleagues in the service and ultimately the excellent standard of care provided to the patients at HMP Norwich. 

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.


While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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