Grow with MSE Pharmacy

We put excellence, compassion and respect into everything we do, and invite you to discover the opportunities available through a career in our pharmacy department. 

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is a modern forward-thinking trust offering acute care to a population of over 1.2 million people at our hospitals sites across mid and south Essex. We are one of the largest acute trusts in the UK with strong links to local universities.  

Our highly trained team delivers a wide range of services which allow us to support our hospitals in delivering high quality care.  

Careers in pharmacy include a wide range of roles in: 

  • Clinical services 
  • Our dispensaries  
  • Clinical trials 
  • Homecare 
  • IT 
  • Medicines information 
  • Technical services  
  • Procurement 
  • Quality Assurance  

The pharmacy department is at the forefront of healthcare delivery with a strong focus on medicines management and innovative pharmaceutical practice. We offer exciting opportunities for personal and professional development for pharmacists, technicians, and assistants encouraging and supporting you to reach your full potential. 

Career opportunities with pharmacy 

Are you looking for an exciting new role? Are you just starting your career or looking to move into the NHS? Are you already qualified and looking for a new challenge?  

Then come and join the Pharmacy PHamily at the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust - looking after its staff as well as its patients  

Pharmacist opportunity

Pharmacist technician opportunity

Pharmacy assistant vacancies 

Meet the team and find out more about their careers

To watch some of our staff, talking about how you can grow with MSE pharmacy please click here

Sujetha Surandran

Sujetha Surandran

Lead Medicines Information Pharmacist  

I have worked in community pharmacy for many years as a counter assistant, dispenser and then a pharmacist I wanted to do more and help in the progression and development of the evolving structure and role of the NHS. Mid and South Essex provided me with the opportunity to help patients. 

The team are some of the kindest, friendliest and hard working colleagues I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Always on hand to help trust wide. 

Karishma Patel

Karishma, Pharmacist


I started out as a pre-registration pharmacist right after graduation. With the support I’ve received I’ve been able to complete my pre-registration exam, my post-graduate diploma, my independent prescribing, and more recently my Masters in Advanced Pharmacy Practice.  

As a department there is always support and training provided to further yourself through education as well as through research. We all help each other when times are hard, and when times are good too.


Gemma Lovett

Gemma Lovett, Near Patient pharmacy technician 

Near Patient pharmacy technician 

I started my journey at Basildon hospital after working for 8 years in community. I joined with my Pharmacy Technician course and wanted to work in the hospital as I knew I would have more opportunities to progress my career. 

I have now been here for three years and I have completed my ACT and a medicine management course. I enjoy going out to wards and speaking with patients. I also like that there are plenty of opportunities to learn and progress. 

Wendy Marie Murphy

Wendy Marie Murphy, ePMA Configuration and Development Lead Pharmacy Technician 

ePMA Configuration and Development Lead Pharmacy Technician 

I joined the MSE in 2015 as a Band 2 Pharmacy Assistant in the Technical Services department manufacturing intravenous chemotherapy. After having my children I knew that the NHS was somewhere I wanted to work. I completed my work experience within the pharmacy department whilst at school and the positive experience that I had stayed with me for years afterwards. 

I worked my way up within the team to a band 6 role and have most recently been successful in gaining a band 7 role with the Pharmacy IT project team. 


Barry Mynard

Barry Mynard, Lead In-patient Technician

Lead In-patient Technician

Mid and South Essex pharmacy has given me the opportunity to progress in my career. I joined as a band 3 with no prior pharmacy qualification but with the support from the team, completed many courses and progressed to a band 6 role. I encourage anyone to join the Mid and South Essex pharmacy team.