Recruitment Assistant

£20,800 per annum

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Pharmacy2U is the UK's first and largest online pharmacy, we're a market leader in the pharmacy world, helping over 600,000 patients in England manage their NHS repeat prescriptions from request through to delivery.

For over 20 years, we have used cutting-edge technology alongside our UK-based pharmacists, dispensing specialists, and customer care advisers to help improve the lives of patients.

Our Leeds and Leicester -based dispensing facilities is distributing medication to patients across the UK at a rate of over £1m+ items per month.

The Financial Times has ranked us as the fastest growing health business in the Pharmacy sector, marking a phenomenal year of growth and we wish to continue this growth trajectory with the confidence and trust of our patients.

We're an ambitious company with big plans and we're looking for high calibre individuals to join our team and help us.

Our aim is to further disrupt the industry for the benefit of patients with leadership that is passionate about building the skills and expertise of our teams- “come and join the rocket ship”- CEO Mark Livingstone.

Role Purpose

To support our internal recruitment team in the processes of recruiting and retaining talent.

Essence of Role – Key Accountabilities

  • Understanding current and future recruitment needs
  • Exploring and using a wide range of methods to attract potential staff, including innovative and non-traditional methods
  • Liaising with partner agencies (e.g. Jobcentre Plus, recruitment advertising agencies) as appropriate to attract suitable job candidates
  • Assisting with the screening of applicants and arranging interviews, maintaining and keeping track of an active ‘pipeline’ of new applicants
  • Implementing good and fair recruitment practice in line with approved group procedures
  • Supporting the associated administration with interviews and assessment centres pre and post
  • Making offers of employment to candidates, sometimes liaising with agencies
  • Processing new starter documents and administration
  • Updating and maintaining employee records via the internal database
  • Additional ad hoc support duties as required by the HR and Recruitment team

Knowledge, skills and experience required for role


  • Numerate
  • Microsoft packages
  • IT literate (desirable but not essential - has used HR systems in the past successfully and is quick to learn)
  • Demonstrate drive, initiative and proactivity in role
  • Proven ability to work both as part of a bigger team and individually
  • Ability to prioritise and organise tasks and workload
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)


  • Desirable – Working in a Recruitment role
  • Working in an administration role
  • Working in a pressured environment, delivering against tight deadlines


  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English Grade C or above
  • Desirable - Knowledge of HR processes and the impact of employment law on key decisions
  • Commitment to CPD


  • Be a good team player and proactively help fellow team members (and those in other teams) when they are busier
  • Ambitious to learn and develop their career
  • Tenacity and will to win
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and respect for others at all times, both Pharmacy2U colleagues and our suppliers and partners
  • Have a professional and engaging approach and the ability to build relationships quickly


  • Passionate - The only way to do great work is to love what we do
  • Ambitious -Healthy ambition fires us up without burning others
  • Trusted - Trust grows from our endless pursuit of the very highest clinical standards
  • Innovative - If there’s a way to do it better. We find it
  • Excellent - Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better
  • Nurturing - Be a brain to pick, an ear to listen, a push in the right direction
  • Team-focused - It is amazing what we can accomplish if we do not care who gets the credit


  • 9 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Hours – 40 hours a week full time. Mon to Fri
  • 25 days annual leave increasing with service plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Brand new head office at The Springs, first class office environment
  • Brand new facility in Bardon, with state of the art automation
  • Recently re-furbished pharmacy facility in Leeds, 14
  • Contributory pension (discounted insurance Aviva*)
  • Employee discount site (access to a great range of discounts on holiday bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending)
  • 25% Discount on staff health and beauty purchases
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Park Life Membership (exclusive offers and discounts for The Springs, Leeds)
  • Free onsite parking and refreshments
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Long service bonus
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Online Health and Wellbeing Resource
  • Discounted Gyms