Who we are

At The Naked Pharmacy, we are more than just a team, we're a small but mighty family united by a common goal – to make people feel better. Our passion for holistic well-being drives everything we do, from formulating exceptional natural supplements to fostering a workplace where everyone thrives.

We believe in the power of a positive work environment, and that's why our team loves coming to work every morning. Rooted in values of respect, kindness, and consideration, our team ethos creates a supportive atmosphere that encourages collaboration and personal growth.

As a company experiencing rapid growth, we're a dynamic and adaptable, always ready to take on new challenges. Team members seamlessly contribute to various business areas, showcasing a spirit of cooperation and a shared commitment to success.

Evolution is in our DNA, and we're constantly open to new ideas. At The Naked Pharmacy, every voice matters – we value diverse perspectives and encourage everyone to contribute their thoughts. Our culture is a blend of ambitious spirit for the business and honest, humble consideration for each other.

If you're looking for a career where your passion for well-being aligns with a company that values your unique contributions, join us on our journey of making a positive impact.

Natural Medicine Pharmacist (Maternity Cover)

Natural Medicine Pharmacist (Maternity Cover)

Start Date: 1st August 2024 15 months fixed term contract

Our Story 

The Naked Pharmacy is Europe’s first 100% natural pharmacy distributing only licensed natural medicines and food supplements. We have a unique passion and knowledge for herbal medicines, supplements and functional medicine. This post will be very different to working within a typical NHS pharmacy.

The Role

The Naked Pharmacy is looking for a GPhC registered pharmacist to join our small yet mighty team based in Guildford. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, self-motivated and adaptable across all areas of the business.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be working with a small but dedicated team in an open plan office within The Surrey Technology Centre and part of the world leading Surrey Research Park. You’ll report directly to the acting Lead Pharmacist, applying your pharmacy knowledge and skills to its traditional roots in natural medicines, integrating this knowledge with up to date scientific research and international regulations.

You'll work to legal and ethical guidelines to ensure the correct and safe supply of medical and nutritional products to the public and our selected practitioners and retailers. This is a customer-facing role and you'll be involved in maintaining and improving people's health by providing advice and information, as well as supplying natural medicines and supplements.

The Naked Pharmacy is an OTC internet pharmacy without dispensing operations. This means that the right candidate must have excellent computer skills with both Microsoft and Apple Mac, be familiar with social media platforms and able to respond to queries over multiple platforms. You’ll need to develop your skills in health writing, blogging, lectures, writing training manuals, responding to queries from customers and practitioners. You’ll also be involved in some of our sales and marketing work, in the UK or Ireland. The business is growing rapidly so there will be opportunities to increase your hours and involvement in the business as it evolves.

    You'll need to:

    • Ensure that different treatments are compatible
    • Sell over-the-counter natural medicines and supplements
    • Advise the public on the treatment of minor ailments
    • Advise patients of any adverse side-effects of medicines or potential interactions with other medicines/treatments
    • Train retail support staff
    • Keep up to date with current pharmacy practice, training and records

      What you'll ideally have...

      • Have a General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) accredited degree in pharmacy (MPharm/BPharm)
      • Completed a period of one year pre-registration training in a community pharmacy, which covers key competencies in areas such as medicines and health, personal effectiveness and interpersonal skills
      • Pass the GPhC registration assessment
      • Meet the GPhC fitness to practise requirements for registration as a pharmacist.
      • An energetic and pro-active approach
      • Strong organisational and multi-tasking skills, ability to use own initiative
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Excellent numerical skills/excel spreadsheets
      • Confidence in dealing with people at all levels
      • Experience in drafting and proof reading copy/communications
      • Creative healthcare writing, blogger and vlogger
      • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, as well as to lead others in a team
      • Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
      • An understanding of business principles
      • A willingness to take on a high levels of responsibility.

        You'll be...

        • Meticulous in your delivery and approach., sticking to timeframes and having the capability to schedule your own time and workload.
        • Happy to get stuck into and have input into other areas of the business as and when required.
        • Passionate about health and wellbeing and helping others.
        • Energetic and excited about the growth of the business, looking for ways to develop our brand using innovative and fresh concepts.
        • Able to remain calm under pressure.
        • Friendly!

        Who we are...

        • A small but mighty team! Passionate about making people feel better.
        • We all love coming to work in the morning. Our team ethos centres on respect, kindness and consideration for each other.
        • We are busy and the nature of our growth is fast paced. We are all adaptable and happy to help with other business areas as and when required.
        • We are evolving and we are always open to ideas. Everyone's opinion matters.
        • We balance our ambitious spirit for the business with honest and humble consideration.

        We’re a natural healthcare company so there’s a significant focus on health and wellbeing, supported by a healthy work-life balance and our workplace is a friendly, appealing space to inspire you to be at your best.

        We’re an inclusive organisation that celebrates diversity and welcomes everyone – all talents and backgrounds. We make sure that every applicant is assessed solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

        Remuneration and Benefits

        • Salary dependent on experience.
        • 25 hours per week (office based). Monday - Friday 9am-2pm.
        • Staff discount on The Naked Pharmacy range.
        • 20 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 25 days after successful completion of 6 months probationary period.
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