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Job Description

Salary: Up to £82,000 per annum

Are you ready to take up a leadership role that has global healthcare impact? The BNF and BNFC partners are seeking a dynamic and strategic individual with strong healthcare experience to join us as the Head of BNF Publications. This is an opportunity to lead and shape the strategic development of our globally respected healthcare resources, the BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC).

As Head of BNF Publications, you will be the visible leader of the BNF and BNFC, both within and outside our organisation. You will formulate strategic content and product development plans, driving business growth, while also nurturing relationships across the health service, with government departments, and with our diverse range of stakeholders and partners.

Your role will also support broader publishing strategies across Pharmaceutical Press, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s knowledge business, while championing BNF and BNFC, and advocating for their importance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Content Director to formulate a strategic development plan for the BNF and BNFC.
  • Transform strategies into effective operational plans and ensure their implementation by teams within Pharmaceutical Press.
  • Uphold high standards of quality, timeliness, and professional relevance across the BNF and BNFC.
  • Support the commercial, marketing, and product development activities of Pharmaceutical Press, specifically in relation to BNF and BNFC.
  • Build and maintain constructive working relationships with key stakeholders and joint venture partners.
  • Represent the BNF and BNFC as an ambassador to third parties.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in pharmacy, medicine, or a related clinical field.
  • Deep understanding of the health service, including the importance of the BNF and BNFC in the UK health system, and current health policy in the UK.
  • Proven experience in managing complex stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience in managing budgets and understanding financial reporting.
  • Experience in matrix management, including a demonstrated ability to make things happen across different teams within an organisation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of the importance of consistency and quality in systems and processes

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of content creation processes.
  • Understanding of information delivery in a digital environment.

If you're passionate about the healthcare sector and are driven to make a significant impact, we can’t wait to receive your application.

BNF Publications

The BNF is a joint venture between Pharmaceutical Press and BMJ. The BNF for Children joint venture partnership also includes the Royal College for Paediatrics and Child Health and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy Group. BNF Publications are produced in print and digital formats and are used across the UK and internationally. They are widely respected as the ‘gold standard’ for prescribing practice in the NHS and are an essential resource for front-line clinicians.

The Directorate

Pharmaceutical Press is the knowledge business of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 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. In the Publishing Directorate, the following teams work collaboratively to provide our world-class products: the Journals team; the Sales and Marketing team; the Technology team; the Product team and the Editorial team (in which this role sits).

How we are currently working

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 with our committed, experienced, and engaged teams – on average and typically this may be something between 4-8 working days per month at our London Office.

🗓️ Closing date: 21 May 2024

If you would like to learn more about the role, view our job description 👈

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We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

Company benefits

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
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
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

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Office locations

London, Cardiff, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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