Work at UK-Med

UK-Med is a world renowned charity based in Manchester, UK. We recruit and train UK health care workers to provide a volunteer emergency medical response at times of catastrophe overseas. We are a core partner in the delivery of the UK Emergency Medical Team programme funded by the Department for International Development.

Current vacancies

Humanitarian Pharmacist

Salary:  c. £35,000 dependent on experience and qualifications (potentially more for an exceptional candidate)
Hours:  Full-time
Location:  Split between UK-Med head office on Oxford Road, Manchester and pharmaceutical storage facility within or close to Greater Manchester
Travel:  Some travel within the UK will be required and occasional overseas travel

Deployment:  Required to be available to deploy overseas with UK-Med teams for short periods.

Are you a qualified Pharmacist with an interest in working to support emergency humanitarian response?

UK-Med provides emergency healthcare support in times of crisis and humanitarian emergencies.  We work with other agencies to coordinate the UK Emergency Medical Team (UKEMT) – a national programme deploying healthcare services to sudden onset disasters on behalf of the UK Government – as well as deploying independently or in collaboration with other humanitarian NGOs.  We will soon be taking on responsibility for planning and maintaining pharmaceutical stores for the UKEMT and maintaining the pharmaceutical supply chain during a deployment.

We are seeking an experienced Pharmacist to join our team in Manchester.  You will be an established professional (with at least 5 years’ experience) and be excited by the opportunity to contribute to emergency humanitarian response.  You will be able to move quickly and effectively between management of supply chain, stock and warehousing to providing expert advice to clinical and logistical colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.

How to apply

The application deadline is Wednesday 10 October 2018.

Full details of how to apply are included in the Candidate Information Pack

For an informal discussion about the post, in the first instance please contact Liam Callaghan (

Please note, UK-Med can only accept applications from people with an existing legal right to work in the UK and we cannot sponsor visa applications.