Chief Pharmaceutical Officer

£77,340 - £83,233
06 May 2021
23 May 2021
Job Type

The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer (CPO) is the chief pharmaceutical adviser to the First Minister, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and the wider Ministerial team. 

The post holder will be responsible for providing expert professional advice and support on all aspects of policy which impact on pharmacy and medicines including education, research and practice. The CPO will lead in establishing the strategic direction for pharmacy, pharmaceutical care and medicines management including governance matters.

The CPO is supported by a Deputy/Principal Pharmaceutical Officer and Divisional Branch Heads for Medicine Policy and Pharmacy Policy and administrative colleagues.  In addition, the CPO works closely with the Directors of Pharmacy within the NHS and has access to specialist pharmacy practitioners and a wide range of professional networks and academia. 

This is a permanent and pensionable SCS appointment. If applicable, secondment from your existing employer would also be considered. Relocation expenses may be available. 

Further Information about the Role

For additional information about the role, please contact Elizabeth Michelakakis on

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: midnight on the 23 May 2021.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce, which reflects the people of Scotland.