Policy & Development

Amanda Rae

Head of Policy & Development (Executive Team Member)

Graduated from Strathclyde University in 1985, Amanda worked in a variety of roles in Community Pharmacy for Boots, including store manager and field roles until March 2016, when she started work as Policy and Development Pharmacist in Community Pharmacy Scotland. Amanda was also Secretary of Lothian Pharmacy Contractors’ Committee (now CP Lothian), and a Council Member of CPS. She also held the role of Lead Pharmacist for the East of Scotland LPF, and remains a member of the committee. In July 2016 Amanda was promoted to the position of Head of Policy & Development.

Adam Osprey

Policy and Development Pharmacist (Executive Team Member)

Graduating from Strathclyde University in 2009, Adam went on to work with LloydsPharmacy as a Relief Manager and then as a Pharmacy Manager in various branches until joining CPS as Policy & Development Pharmacist in August 2016. Adam has also served as a community pharmacy champion in Lanarkshire for the last three years until moving to CPS.

Kirsten Crawford

Digital Communications Officer

I joined CPS in January 2013 after previously working at MS Society Scotland. I am responsible for developing and manage our communications strategy and plan in partnership with Caroline, our Public Affairs Officer. I am also responsible for managing the CPS brand and developing the CPS website and digital communications. As part of the Web and Comms team, I work closely with Graham to create engaging digital/social media content and branded publications.

Sue Cade

Administrative Assistant

Sue joined Community Pharmacy Scotland in October 2016 as Part Time Administrative Assistant after previously working in university administration and as an English language teacher in Spain.  Sue’s role includes answering the phone, helping with the accounts and general office duties.

Caroline Rooks

Public Affairs Officer

Caroline joined CPS in August 2018 as the Public Affairs Officer, after previously spending three years working as a Parliamentary Assistant to a MEP in the European Parliament in Brussels. Her duties include relationship building with relevant stakeholders, internal public affairs support and working on communication and digital/ social media content for CPS.

Caroline has a Master’s Degree in European Affairs from L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po, Paris) and a degree in History from the University of Warwick.

Graham Le Tissier

Administrative Assistant

The very nature of my role means that I have a hand in many areas of the business, which includes being a member of our Health & Wellbeing Group, administering SharePoint 2016 & running our helpdesk. Some of the more exciting and satisfying areas that I am involved with are the Web Team & Comms Team. I do confess to be a bit of geek when it comes to web admin which allows me to use my creativity coupled with some coding skills to redevelop sections on our website. I recently earned a diploma in web development and I am currently studying for the Advanced Web Development diploma. I also add new members and vacancies onto our site.
As part of the Comms Team, in conjunction with Caroline & Kirsten, I format & send the weekly eNewsletters to our contractors and associate members.
Social media plays a massive role in driving people towards our website and this is an important part of my role, therefore I am doing a Social Media Marketing level 3 course & a Search Engine Optimisation course so that we can engage our members more effectively. It also allows me to be creative, which I love.

 

Jenny O'Donnell

Governance Officer (Executive Team Member)

Jenny joined the Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council in 1996 as a member of the Checking Unit now known as Pharmacy Services.  After a year she began helping with administrative duties and in 2000 took on the role of Administrative Assistant.  Following the organisational review in 2004, she was appointed to the post of Head of Support Services.  She previously worked at the Prescription Pricing Division pricing prescriptions and then as a Higher Clerical Officer (Senior Pricer).

Jenny has a wide variety of duties which include Payroll and Accounts, IT Support, Health & Safety, Website maintenance and overseeing reception services to ensure the efficient operation of the building.

Amanda Henderson

Executive Assistant (Executive Team Member)

Amanda joined CPS in March 2016 as Executive Assistant after previously working with the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian.  As part of the Executive Team Amanda’s main duties are to support the Executive Team as well as a variety of office support and general secretarial duties.