Be part of New Directions Pharmacy

Take control of your work schedule and benefit from:

  • An easy-to-use portal to make and manage your bookings 24/7
  • Access to ongoing shifts within National Providers such as Boots, Well, Rowlands, Superdrug as well as hundreds of independent Pharmacies across all corners of the UK
  • Access to permanent opportunities
  • Great pay rates that reflect your skills and experience
  • Flexible work opportunities to allow you to work around your busy life
  • Dedicated Account Managers who work to match you to your perfect role
  • On call phone line to ensure you can resolve any issues quickly
  • Ongoing CPD opportunities and access to industry knowledge through our mailing list
  • Support to ensure you are fully compliant at all times

We help you find the Locum shifts you want, through our long-lasting partnerships with clients in every pharmacy setting.

  • 1,200 UK clients looking for Locums from us
  • 8,500 pharmacy branches registered with us
  • 4,000 Locums trust us to find work
  • Our platform helps you find competitive hourly rates

I have been registered with New Directions for over six years and all I can say is that they are outstanding organisation looking after the interest of their Locums.

Candidate Satisfaction Survey 2021

There’s more to working with us than just work

We want to know about you, and what works for you. That’s why we take the time to learn about your journey so far, your ideal work-life balance and your ambitions for the future.

The pharmacy sector is thriving and forecast to grow 19.3% by 2023. Your skills are in demand and as one of the UK’s leading recruitment providers to the sector, we can achieve your career aspirations together.

For the last 10 years or so, New Directions Pharmacy has always been my go-to agency. They look after their Locums and will chase up any issues. In my opinion, they are the best Locum agency for Dispensers and Technicians.

Candidate Satisfaction Survey 2021

The benefits of working with New Directions Pharmacy?

We place hundreds of candidates every week. Our online booking platform has been designed to make it easy to book high-paying shifts and manage your availability for a flexible schedule.

You can choose from vacancies in practically every part of the country and we always aim to match the wishes of our clients to your needs. We find vacancies if you want to work near to home and support you if you work in our harder-to-fill areas that require travel and accommodation.

Not only do we deliver the freedom of a flexible career, we also care for your continuous professional development and provide access to key industry events and webinars.

We have a proven track record of putting people first but don’t just take our word for it.

I have loved working with New Directions. There is always lots of shifts from the largest multiples to the small independents.

Candidate Satisfaction Survey 2021

Register today

Work with New Directions Pharmacy for regular and reliable work as a Locum. We have vacancies all across the UK, so you can choose when and where suits you.

Register now

My experience has always been good. A great effort is made to understand and solve any challenges or problems if they arise.

Candidate Satisfaction Survey 2021

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If you know someone who is looking for work in the pharmaceutical sector, we want to hear from you and them! You could receive a bonus for your referral.

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Why Locum?

  • Enjoy flexibility and a good work/life balance
  • Work as many or as few days as you want
  • Try different work settings and find new ways of working
  • Gain a wide range of experiences
  • Experience best practice and expand your skillset
  • Network and build your industry contacts
  • Build up industry knowledge and your confidence
  • An individual approach for individual people, we take pride in our personal touch

Our clients

From local and independent pharmacies to large national high-street and supermarket pharmacies, our partnerships with leading industry employers ensures your opportunities are endless.

Our clients include; local and independent community pharmacies, large high-street national companies and supermarkets, public sector organisations (Ministry of Defence and prison service), hospitals (NHS or private), GP surgeries, veterinary pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.

Roles we recruit for

We’re always looking for new candidates who are passionate about helping patients and customers to get the most out of their medicines.

Does that sound like you? Roles we recruit for:

Pre-reg pharmacists

If you can see the light at the end of your studies, you might be starting to wonder what you need to do to join the world of work.

Becoming a Locum Pharmacist will afford you with the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your career.

You are required to have a minimum of six months work experience in a UK dispensary setting and be GPhC registered before we can register you for work. If you don’t have the experience yet, contact us today and we’ll make sure to keep in touch so we can place you into work as soon as it is possible.

Any questions

If you need anything else from us, get in touch today.