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Pharmacist Prescriber

Skin + Me

Skin + Me

London, UK
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Skin + Me is a mission driven start-up with seriously big skin goals.

We’re looking for a Pharmacist Prescriber to join our growing team at Skin + Me. This is a full time hybrid working role with three days a week in our Paddington HQ (Mon, Tue, Fri) and two days remote.

About the role:

Joining our Prescribing Team at Skin + Me is an opportunity to develop your professional skill within a unique and refreshing environment, as well as working with some of the best minds in the Dermatology space.

The ideal candidate must be an Independent Prescriber registered with the GPhC. It would be advantageous if they have previous experience prescribing but this is not essential.

Most importantly the successful candidate will have humility, the ability to work autonomously and communicate well with others.

What you'll do:

  • Be trained to a high-level of competency by industry-leading consultant dermatologists, to be able to effectively diagnose and manage skin conditions including acne, melasma, hyperpigmentation and skin-ageing concerns
  • Review patient consultations, prescribe and manage customer treatment plans (once your competence has been assessed and signed-off, you will not be under the supervision of the dermatologists and will need to make all your own prescribing decisions or escalate to a lead prescriber)
  • Be the point of escalation for complex cases
  • Deal with medical queries and problem solve for our customers across our customer service channels and liaise with our wider customer services team
  • Be involved in further developing our consultation service in an exciting start-up environment
  • Be involved in further developing our dermatology training programme and to deliver teaching to prospective prescribers
  • Have the autonomy to create best in class customer experiences
  • Liaise directly with our in-house medical team
  • Continually develop your clinical knowledge with regular CPD session with our dermatologists
  • Monitor prescribing safety

Who you are:

These are the skills we’re looking for. Even if you don’t tick every box, but feel you’re right for us, we’d still love to hear from you.

  • An independent prescriber, registered with the GPhC (this is a requirement)
  • An obsession with delivering exceptional customer experience
  • A can-do attitude, incredible attention to detail and a true problem solver
  • Ability to write quickly, with perfect spelling and grammar, in our brand tone of voice
  • You will be entrepreneurial in nature with no need to be micro-managed
  • Experience within the dermatology space is advantageous
  • This role is full time, for 5 days a week, including Saturday and Sunday on a rota (currently this would be 1 weekend in every 5)

Why should you choose Skin + Me?

  • A daily challenge – in a thrilling, entrepreneurial start-up environment, no two days will ever be the same.
  • Make a difference – work within a revolutionary company that is focused on improving millions of lives.
  • Significant equity – potentially life-changing value if you commit to our long-term mission.
  • Serious commitment to growth – personal development is important to us and we’ll make sure we support your growth, and give you broad experience across your role.
  • Support network – the Skin + Me investors and advisors that you’ll have the opportunity to work with have built some of the world’s best consumer companies.


  • 25 Days Holiday (+ all the usual Bank Holidays) – It's important to take a break and recharge, that's why we offer a generous holiday allowance. You will be required to work 1 in every 5 weekends but will receive extra days off in the week!
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch – It’s important you are well fueled for the day so we've got your breakfast and lunch covered. Plus drinks and snacks are available too!
  • Hybrid working to give you flexibility – We are all remote on Wednesday and Thursday. Need more flexibility around your life – just let us know.
  • Equity – We offer a competitive salary and a generous share award package that means every employee has a stake in the business. We really are all in this together
  • Health and wellbeing focus – We offer a healthcare cash plan, cycle to work schemes plus free healthy breakfast and lunch in the office. We'll be sure to always prioritise your physical and mental health.
  • £500 annual development budget for any learning, training and development opportunities. Courses, books, software – if it helps you in your role, we’ll help you get it.
  • For working parents, we’re proud to offer assistance, helping you save on nursery fees. The workplace nursery benefit allows you to save tax and National Insurance on the full cost of your nursery fees each month.
  • Culture club – Our culture club team meets every week to make sure we celebrate our big wins and milestones too, with parties, surprises and more.
  • You’ll get highly discounted Skin + Me products for you, and 10 friends + family too.
  • Generous employee referral scheme, if you know more fabulous people refer them to work with us too and you’ll get a bonus when they pass probation.
  • Dog-friendly office with two very cute resident dogs!

More about Skin + Me:

There’s a huge problem in the world of skincare: people struggle with more than just how their skin looks. They also worry about how it makes them feel and how to manage it long-term. We’re on a mission to change that.

The truth is that achieving your best skin isn’t complicated. The secret? Using a stripped back routine with the best combination of active ingredients for your skin goals. The right products and knowledge make it possible to tackle everything from fine lines and wrinkles to adult acne, rosacea and pigmentation. We’re united in the belief that everyone should have access to expert advice, treatment plans and ingredients that work – minus the big price tag and the long dermatologist waitlist.

Skin + Me is a mission-driven start-up, building a pioneering online dermatology service powered by experts. We take customers through a simple online medical consultation and our prescribers formulate custom treatments that can’t be bought on the high street. Each one is personalised to the individual’s skin goals. It arrives in their letterbox each month and evolves alongside their skin – because everyone’s skin is different and no two journeys are the same.

Skin + Me recently secured £10 million in a series B funding round, reflecting the growing interest in expert-approved skincare. We’ve raised funding from some of the best-known direct-to-consumer entrepreneurs and VCs, including Octopus Ventures. Our highly experienced founding team comes from the likes of Facebook, Charlotte Tilbury, Tails.com and Graze.com.

Our journey has just begun and we’d love for you to join us as we change the face of skincare! Think you’re up for the challenge?