Education Officer Vacancy

The PDA is pleased to announce that it is seeking an Education Officer to develop and improve the PDA’s educational provision for members, reps, officials and staff.

Tue 3rd December 2019 The PDA

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £24,000 p/a (£40,000 FTE)
Contract Type: 22.5 hours per week standard (3 days per week)
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on 29 December 2019

The Education Officer will identify and understand the learning needs of PDA members, reps, officials and staff in relation to our organising and development aspirations. The successful candidate will help to ensure the delivery of a professional, up to date, relevant and value for money programme of training to PDA members, bringing to life our commitment to support their careers and engage them in union activity.

Other duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To undertake learning needs surveys to ascertain and understand the requirements of PDA members, reps, officials and staff
  • To plan, develop and implement training courses, workshops and events for student and pre-registration trainees to develop them as pharmacists; to engage and activate them in the PDA and to enhance their membership retention
  • To deliver the above courses and events for student and pre-registration trainee pharmacists, members and reps in person or by coordinating the delivery by others
  • To liaise and manage positive working relationships with university pharmacy schools across the UK to enable the delivery of a suite of PDA lectures, workshops and our attendance at careers fayres and pharmacy appropriate events
  • To organise weekend training courses/events for pre-registration pharmacists
  • To liaise with and manage the contribution of other training providers to PDA courses and events
  • To plan, develop and/or deliver training to other PDA members which engages, activates and retains their membership
  • To liaise with other members of the department to agree training provision for PDA members, Regional Committees, Student network, NAWP and other PDA networks


To apply for this role, please submit your CV to: Informal enquiries about this role can also be emailed to this address.

The Pharmacists' Defence Association is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England; Company No 4746656.

The Pharmacists' Defence Association is an appointed representative in respect of insurance mediation activities only of
The Pharmacy Insurance Agency Limited which is registered in England and Wales under company number 2591975
and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register No 307063)

The PDA Union is recognised by the Certification Officer as an independent trade union.

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