Clinical Placement Liaison Officer: Visa Sponsorship available

University of Reading

Full job description

The Reading School of Pharmacy is seeking an outstanding individual to take on the responsibility for all aspects of undergraduate placement support, focussing on the MPharm (Pharmacy) programme (full time, permanent post). The 4 year programme includes up to 18 weeks of placement for approximately 550 students, within various healthcare sectors.

This is a full-time, permanent position commencing as soon as possible.

You should have experience working with healthcare professionals and working with or within the NHS. You will be required to build and maintain long term relationships with healthcare stakeholders and placement providers within primary and secondary care in order to increase future placement opportunities for our students. This will be an exciting opportunity to take on leadership in sourcing, negotiating and organising undergraduate placements within healthcare settings, and will involve consulting with placement providers at senior management level. You will be responsible in ensuring that all contractual paperwork is completed by students, employers and the University, and the placements providers meet the necessary Quality Assurance requirements. You will also be pivotal to ensuring that our students are supported during their placement journey on the programme.

As a vital member of a wider School team, you will work collaboratively to ensure that services are efficient, effective and adapt to changing circumstances, developing on established systems and processes that meet the University and Regulatory Body (General Pharmaceutical Council) accreditation requirements.

In summary, we are seeking someone who has:

  • A degree/postgraduate level in an appropriate healthcare-related discipline
  • Strong knowledge of the NHS and the wider healthcare sector (primary and secondary care)
  • Experience of providing administrative support
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to work within a team and support others
  • Experience of working with and/or knowledge of professions within the relevant discipline/field

For full details of the role and applicant requirements, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Interviews will be in person where possible. However, if attending an in-person interview is not possible due to circumstances, we will be happy to offer alternative arrangements online, including for applicants based outside of the UK.


Closing date: 28 June 2024

Interviews will be held: 22 July 2024


Informal contact details


Alternative informal contact details


Contact role:

MPharm Placement lead


Contact role:

Head of Pharmacy


Contact name:

Vicky Kleanthous


Contact name:

Katrina Bicknell


Contact phone:

0118 378 8573


Contact phone:

0118 378 7032


Contact email:

v.m.kleanthous@reading.ac.uk


Contact email:

k.bicknell@reading.ac.uk


By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants wishing to consider the SWR mu
st ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement before applying. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and champions LGBT+ equality. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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