Careers with Dean & Smedley

Dean & Smedley has been family run since it's foundation in 1927 - Richard Dean, the Chairman, is the third generation and his daughter – Lucy Dean, the present managing director is the fourth generation to be in charge.

The family feel of the company is, we hope, one of the reasons for its success over the years and also for the loyalty and long service of its staff.

We run modern, attractive, community pharmacies designed so that we can respond to the needs of the local people in the most appropriate way. Crucial to this approach is the caring professional, the pharmacist, able to communicate effectively and run an efficient and profitable dispensary and shop.

We aim to be on top of the latest thinking in pharmacy and retailing and to use up-to-date techniques and technology throughout the group.

If you're interested in starting a career in pharmacy and want to learn more, we recommend visiting for information on all the roles available, what they involve, and what training and qualifications are required.


All pharmacists, whether newly qualified or experienced, will find we offer a comfortable environment in which to practise, with full Head Office back-up.

Foundation year students can be assured of a carefully structured training programme which will enable them not only to pass the foundation year exam but also to contribute to the future of pharmacy with the company in the years to come.

Current Vacancies:

Job & Location Hours How to apply
No current vacancies

Technicians & Counter Staff

Applications from qualified dispensing technicians & assistants are welcome and we also provide training for suitable candidates.
All our pharmacy counter staff, including Saturday staff, complete the appropriate training for their valuable role.

Current Vacancies:

Job, Location & Hours How to apply

Relief Dispensary Assistant Required

To join our relief team providing cover to our 10 pharmacies.

Full-time. Must be qualified.

Must have own transport.

Download Application Form
and send to:

Rachel Carpenter
Dean & Smedley Ltd
65 Horninglow Road
Burton on Trent
DE14 2PP