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Royal Pharmaceutical Society

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Flexa100 2024
3–4 days/week at home
Core hours 10–4

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

We are the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy.

We promote pharmacy in the media and government, lead the way in medicines information, and support pharmacists in their education and development.

Verified employer
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Reviews

We asked employees of Royal Pharmaceutical Society how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Location
85%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
83%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
62%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
72%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
75%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
82%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
65%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
66%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
70%
Employees enjoy the working environment
Mission
75%
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Salary
56%
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Benefits spotlight

Adoption leave
Open to part time work for some roles
Enhanced sick pay
Health insurance
Gym membership
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Season ticket loan
Company shutdown periods
Birthday off
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Accrued annual leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Sabbaticals
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days
Open to compressed hours
Flexible working week
Tax-free childcare
Meditation space
Pension match/increase
Hackathons
Employee reviews

Royal Pharmaceutical Society's employees have anonymously had their say in what they think of the company

I love the inclusive culture in the business. Overall, people are really happy to come to work, are passionate about what they do and always willing to learn.

I believe in the mission and vision of the organisation and how we achieve it. I am able to work in an environment that is outputs driven rather than clocking in and out each day. Plus my team and colleagues are great!

RPS has a very supportive culture. As an employee I feel valued and respected. We have a sense of community working together for the public good. Organisations often say that they are a friendly place to work, RPS genuinely is.

RPS has a very supportive culture. As an employee I feel valued and respected. We have a sense of community working together for the public good. Organisations often say that they are a friendly place to work, RPS genuinely is.

Working at Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Company employees

210

Gender diversity (male:female)

30:70

Office locations

London, Cardiff, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Dawn Connelly won Feature of the Year at the Association of British Science Writers awards.

2023

Julia Robinson was awarded Best Writer (News) at the BSME talent awards.

2023

About us

What we do

We support pharmacists in their education and development, promote pharmacy in the media and government, and lead the way in medicines information across Great Britain and around the world. Our mission is to put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare. Our vision is to become the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines.

Our values

At the core of our culture, our Values Focus, Agility, Quality, Collaboration and Respect describe the way we work to achieve our organisational goals.  We believe people don’t need to be fixed to their desk to achieve great things, so we offer flexibility to our people in how they do their work
wherever possible, to bring out the best in everyone and provide an inclusive working environment. 

Leadership in pharmacy

We define best practice for pharmacy professionals and help them achieve this through professional development, career support and training. We are here to support professionals with the challenges of pharmacy practice, and advocate for the role of pharmacy by setting professional and ethical standards, producing policy papers and responding to consultations with government and industry.

Publishing

We’re the world leaders in evidence-based pharmaceutical publications and guidance. Pharmacists
and other healthcare professionals trust us to provide expert analysis, educational support, webinars and news that informs, supports and enhances their practice. We independently source, evaluate, and communicate and make practical medicines knowledge accessible worldwide.

Central Services

We support the organisation to achieve its goals by providing people, technology, facilities and financial services.

Our governance and leadership

Our Assembly provides overall governance and strategic direction for RPS. Our three National Pharmacy Boards provide advocacy, support and strategic leadership for pharmacy practice and developments within England, Scotland and Wales. The Pharmaceutical Press (PhP) Board advises the Assembly on the direction and approach of Publishing, while our Executive Team look after every aspect of our operations.

Flexible working at Royal Pharmaceutical Society

RPS supports and works in a hybrid way, which means you will be able to work from home, however, there will be an expectation for collaborative face-to-face working – on average and typically this may be something between 4-8 working days per month at one of our offices.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

At the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, we prioritise equality, diversity, and inclusion. We have recently reviewed our EDI strategic principles and are now implementing them throughout the organisation, at all levels, as part of our action plan for 2024. We believe in transparency, which is why we have been publishing our gender pay gap since 2019 and our ethnicity pay gap since 2020, even though we are not legally obligated to do so. As a predominantly female organisation, we acknowledge that our gender pay gap is higher than we would like, and we are actively exploring ways to address this issue.

With half of our executive directors being women and many female colleagues working part-time while holding senior positions, we foster a culture of flexibility and equal opportunities.

What do we think of Royal Pharmaceutical Society?

It's been a joy to work with The Royal Pharmaceutical Society during the onboarding process. They have really shown what a flexible organisation they are and from the feedback the team have given there is a huge emphasis on the fact they are a great team, full of amazing people. Well done The Royal Pharmaceutical Society!

Meet who might be hiring you

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is a vison driven organisation striving to ensure the safe effective use of medicines. We work by placing trust in our teams, looking for outputs over presenteeism. We support individuals and teams to deliver by letting them define their working patterns, within a simple organisational framework. This approach has evolved from a long-term commitment to flexibility. The result is a friendly, productive workplace focused on high quality outputs.  

Karen Baxter | Managing
Director, PhP & Deputy CEO, RPS

Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Dawn Connelly won Feature of the Year at the Association of British Science Writers awards.

2023

Julia Robinson was awarded Best Writer (News) at the BSME talent awards.

2023
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