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COVID-19 Career FAQs
During these difficult and unprecedented times we all have a responsibility to adapt in order to protect those around us and our vital healthcare services. GW Pharmaceuticals is taking all necessary measures to help ensure the health and welfare of our employees and their families. Moreover, our recruitment process is now entirely virtual, to help protect all candidates. Find out more below:
We have a taskforce that is meeting daily to discuss developments, coordinate efforts, and ensure effective communication. We are taking measures as a company that incorporate the following:
- The health and welfare of our employees and their families
- Our ability to continue to operate as a company and serve our patients
- Doing our part to safeguard our communities and slow the spread of the virus
- Provide flexibility to allow workers to address personal circumstances (e.g. school closures, travel restrictions, caring for sick or high-risk individuals, etc)
Whilst being thoughtful about the timing of specific vacancies, we are continuing to hire within our global teams to meet our ambitious growth target this year.
We are conducting video interviews via Microsoft Teams. Candidates will meet with the same panel that they would have met with in person at the office.
You can download Microsoft Teams onto a desktop or mobile device via an app; however this is not required. Our Talent Acquisition colleagues can assist with this and conduct a practice call if requested prior to the interview.
Yes, we have a comprehensive interview process which can be done via Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing. We are dedicated to making timely appointments to our open vacancies.
We are well-equipped and experienced with onboarding in a virtual landscape and are fortunate to have the people, processes and technology to enable this. We are providing new employees with essential equipment and hardware needed to be as effective as possible in their roles while working remotely at GW Pharmaceuticals/Greenwich Biosciences.
Why Work at GW Pharmaceuticals?
We have many excellent opportunities available for individuals wanting to work in one of the most exciting areas of modern medicine. Our vision is to make a positive difference in the lives of patients through the development and commercialization of a portfolio of cannabinoid prescription medicines in a wide range of therapeutic indications. Our strategy is to build on our world leading position in the field of cannabinoid science and in the research, development and commercialization of cannabinoid molecules as novel prescription pharmaceutical therapeutic candidates.
We are looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals who thrive in a dynamic environment, and who want to make a difference through the delivery of results.
At GW Pharmaceuticals, we are making a real difference in the lives of patients through the development of a portfolio of cannabinoid prescription medicines in a wide range of therapeutic indications. That vision is realized through the excellent work and dedication of our employees. Our competitive benefit offerings provide well-being and protection for you and your family.
Current employee benefits* include:
- Private Medical Insurance
- Health Cash Plan
- Group Personal Pension Scheme (via salary exchange)
- Life Assurance
- Group Income Protection
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Interest-free Season Ticket Loans
- Cycle to Work Scheme
*These employee benefits are currently provided to UK employees and administered in accordance with GW Pharmaceuticals policies, plans and procedures. The company reserves the right to amend the selected benefits providers and the terms of cover at any time.
Enhanced parental leave
With our focus on helping patients and their caregivers we seek to help our employees who – as parents – are also caregivers. We are committed to developing a culture of inclusion where employees are able to develop their careers with us over time, and at the same time feel supported as they welcome new additions to their family.
- Maternity, Adoption, Surrogacy & Shared Parental leave
If you’ve worked for a minimum of 26 weeks by the end of the 15th week before the baby is due, you will be eligible to receive 20 weeks of paid leave at your normal full salary, followed by a further 19 weeks of paid leave at the prevailing statutory rate. You may also take a further 13 weeks of leave on an unpaid basis if you need a more extended period with your family.
There is no repayment of the enhanced pay required in the event that you do not return from leave although we seek to encourage employees to return and continue to develop their careers with us as they add to their families.
- Non-birth leave
This relates to leave for the secondary parent (often referred to as Paternity leave). If you’ve worked for GW for a minimum of 26 weeks by the end of the 15th week before the baby is due, you’ll be entitled to two weeks of paternity leave at your normal full salary from the baby’s birth date.
- Other Parental Leave
In addition to the above, GW is keen to facilitate additional unpaid parental leave in line with statutory guidelines.
Equal opportunities employer
GW Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices by reasons of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.
UK Gender pay gap reporting
GW Pharmaceuticals welcomes the UK Government Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer and employ individuals who each contribute to our shared goal of positively impacting the lives of patients with previously few treatment options. A diverse and inclusive workforce is critical to achieving our company goals and underpins our core values of being patient driven, passionate, innovative, collaborative, accountable, working with integrity and reaching for excellence.
Accessibility and Reasonable Adjustments
GW Pharmaceuticals is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable adjustment to be made for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please make this clear in your application or communications with the Talent Acquisition Team.
Recruitment Agencies and Search Firms
GW Pharmaceuticals does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs from agencies. All speculative or unsolicited CVs submitted without an agreement in place will be considered GW Pharmaceuticals' property and will not obligate us to pay a referral fee. A preferred supplier list is operated in the UK.
Right to Work in the UK
The UK Government has taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Consequently, whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 General Visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates available from inside the EEA. Therefore all Non-UK/EEA nationals’ applications will be kept on hold until we have pursued all candidates who currently have the right to work in the UK.