I am looking for a job / to locum – do I need to pay for your services?

No, our services are free of charge to candidates.


Contact our expert recruitment and locum team to discuss opportunities available to you.
+353 1 485 3522

Who are Contracting Plus?

Contracting plus are a separate organisation which can set you up as a Self-Employed Locum.


Suitability is assessed by Contracting Plus.


TO FIND OUT MORE contact the Contracting PLUS SOLUTIONS TEAM for a no obligation consultation over the phone or in person:


P: Dublin: 01-6110707 / Cork: 021-4839339
E: info@contractingplus.com
W: www.contractingplus.com


Address Info:
84 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2
Cork Airport Business Park, Cork.

I have not worked in Ireland before. How do I get a PPS number?

If you have not worked in Ireland before you will need to ensure you have a PPS number. You must also register this PPS number with Revenue.


PPS Number – if you don’t have this you should contact Welfare/Intreo office


Revenue – once you have your PPS number you should apply online to register for tax.


I need your Employer / VAT number for Revenue
The PharmaConex employer number is: 9690580E


*How do I allocate my tax credits correctly? *
To ensure your tax is calculated correctly you must ensure your tax credits are allocated accordingly.


· If Pharmaconex is your only employer, you should allocate all your tax credits to it
· If you are working with other companies also you may wish to divide your credits. Revenue can advise as to how best to divide your credits
· If you do not wish to allocate tax credits to Pharmaconex, you should still contact Revenue to register your employment with us, to avoid emergency tax.


You can either ring your local tax office https://www.ros.ie/wiclo/index?lang=en or enter the details via MyAccount on the revenue website.

I got emergency taxed. Why?

If you do not contact Revenue you will be taxed under the emergency basis. Revenue will allocate a temporary credit and cut off point for the first month you work in any calendar year, and a temporary cut off point for the second month.


After this you will be taxed on all earnings at the higher tax rate of 40% (plus USC @ 8% and PRSI @ 4%). Revenue will also claim back the temporary credits for the first 2 months.

When do Locums get paid?

Payments are made on the 15th of each month, for hours worked in the previous CALENDAR month. For example, any days you work in November are due for payment on December 15th. If the 15th falls at the weekend or on a bank holiday, payments are made the following working day.


Payslips are sent out to all locums via email once payments have been made.

Do PharmaConex take a cut from the Locums wage?

No, we do not, only the necessary tax deductions are made from your wages.

I am newly registered with PharmaConex, who do I give my Bank Details to?

Please provide your bank details to Stuart Brown
E: account@pharmfinders.co.uk P: 01 687 4014

Are Locums covered by the host Pharmacies insurance when locuming?

Yes, we make sure all companies that we work with are covered by the appropriate insurance.


However, we do recommend that Pharmacists have their own insurance policy.

How do I cancel a confirmed Locum booking?

We understand that from time to time a Locum may need to cancel a confirmed booking due to un-foreseen circumstances. If you do need to cancel you must ensure to let all parties know. You should offer a valid reason.


Cancelling bookings because something better came along is un-professional and can make you appear unreliable. This can also make it hard for you to secure a booking for the same place in the future. Please ensure to check your work and personal schedule before confirming bookings, to avoid cancellations.


*24hrs minimum notice is required for cancellations. Where less than 24hrs notice is provided PharmaConex reserve the right to deduct any extra cost incurred to place an emergency locum in your place.

Contact Us

If you cannot find the answer to your query on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us on P:+01625 527676 or leave us a message below:


    I want to change my career path. What areas of Pharmacy do you recruit for?

    PharmFinders recruit Pharmacist & Support Staff roles across the following sectors; community pharmacy; independents and multiples; CCG’s; private hospitals; drug manufacturers; wholesalers and distributors; primary and secondary care; internet pharmacies; care home service providers and medical practices.

    I want to re-locate, what areas of the UK do you cover?

    We have Locum & Permanent positions across the UK.We can support candidates looking to relocate. We also work with some clients who offer financial help with re-locations.

    How do I register my details with PharmFinders?

    You can register on the homepage of this website or contact a member of our recruitment team who will guide you through the simple process of registration. P: 01625 527 676

    Do I have to register with The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as a Pharmacist / Pharmacy Technician, to work in the UK? How do I do this?

    To work as a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician in the UK you must first register with the GPhC. You can register at this link: https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/registration

    Do PharmFinders charge a fee to help me find permanent or locum work?

    No, the service we provide to candidates is completely free of charge.

    How do PharmFinders keep me informed of Locum & Permanent opportunities?

    Once we have your profile registered on PharmFinders, we will keep you up to date with the latest vacancies via email, text and on Social Media. You can also view available roles on the website.  If a role comes up which suits your requirements a PharmFinders Consultant will call you to discuss the opportunity further.

    How many locum shifts do you have available in my area?

    Locum work is fast paced and changes quickly depending on demand. Our Locum Co-ordinators are here to help, contact our team to discuss current and future work availability in your area. 01625 527 676

    I have a sponsored Visa; do you have any jobs that can sponsor me?

    This depends on our clients, not everyone we work with can provide sponsorship. It also depends on the roles we have available at the time of your inquiry.

    I have a degree in pharmaceutical science/bio medical science can I work as a Pharmacy dispenser?

    To work as a dispenser, you need to have completed the Dispensary qualification. Some pharmacies may take you as a trainee while you work toward the appropriate qualification.

    I am currently studying to become a Pharmacist, can I work in a Pharmacy during my studies?

    This is at the discretion of the Pharmacy. Once you have completed your second year of MPharm studies you could work within a pharmacy, however a Pharmacy prefer you to undertake the Pharmacy Dispenser Level 2 qualification.

    Will the Pharmacy put me through my Pharmacy Technician or ACT qualification?

    This cannot be guaranteed. It is dependent upon your performance whilst working in the pharmacy, whether the pharmacy has a need for such qualifications and the availability of someone to mentor you throughout. Some Pharmacies will offer this as part of the recruitment package. This will be discussed at application and interview stage.

    How and when do Locums get paid?

    This will vary, some Clients will make payment on a weekly or two weekly basis while others pay monthly. Once we have confirmed your Locum booking our locum Co-ordinator will provide all the information necessary to submit your invoice and payment timescales.

    Is mileage paid?

    Some of our Clients have a set mileage allowance. If this is not offered, where possible, we will try to secure a mileage reimbursement for candidates who have to travel.

    How do I register as a self-employed Locum?

    Locums must register as ‘self-employed’. You can find our more information at: https://www.gov.uk/working-for-yourself

    Do you help arrange a DBS?

    Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Disclosure and Barring Service checks for candidates.

    Contact Us

    If you cannot find the answer to your query on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us on P:+01625 527676 or leave us a message below: