Our pharmacies and opticians are looking for pharmacists, optometrists and more
500+ locums have signed up in the past 30 days
Only receive notifications for shifts that match your preferences
See everything you need to know before accepting shifts
Invoices sent automatically after shifts and we send reminders to avoid late payments
We cover a variety of different roles and can help you find locums for short-term or long-term coverSign up your store
Share your basic information and tell us your shift preferences (travel time, rate etc.)
Upload key documents to verify your identity and complete your profile
Once verified, receive shift notifications based on your preferences
No. It’s free to have a profile with us and we won’t take any commission from your pay.
You can email all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.
We’ll need evidence of your identity, right to work, CV and qualifications. In addition, we’ll need an enhanced or standard DBS certificate, depending on your role, and two recent professional references.
Yes! You can sign up now and let us know what work you’re looking for. You can return at any time to finish your profile and start booking shifts.
It is becoming more common that a DBS is an essential requirement for working as a locum. You cannot work with some stores if you do not have an Enhanced DBS.
An Enhanced DBS is required as you may have access to vulnerable adults and children whilst working as a locum.
Yes! If you need a DBS or if your DBS has expired we can apply for one on your behalf. The cost of an Enhanced DBS is £47.60 and a Standard DBS is £27.60. You can let us know you are interested in applying for a DBS on the app and we will be in touch with further details.
Yes! Once you've uploaded your CV, we'll be able to look at your experience, and help you figure out who would be best placed to act as your referees.
The rates are set by the stores and you will only see shifts that are in line with your rate preferences.
Additionally, if you call or email us about a shift you are interested in we are sometimes able to negotiate on your behalf.
You can submit an invoice to the store after you’ve completed the shift directly via the app. Payment is made directly to you and we ask stores that all invoices are paid within 4 weeks.
As soon as you’ve completed your profile with us, you’ll start receiving shift notifications. If you have all your documents ready to go, you could start receiving shifts as soon as tomorrow!
You’ll receive push notifications on the app when we have available shifts that are within your travel, pay and availability preferences. With Zen Locum, you don’t need to worry about missing a great shift or waste time searching through long emails or job posts.
When you receive a shift notification, you’ll also be able to see relevant information about that shift to help you decide whether to accept the booking. For example, the system the store uses, lunch break, and more.
Your profile includes your picture and a brief summary of your experience and qualifications.
Zen Locum is an online platform that directly connects locums to stores in their area. Agencies are a slow and expensive middleman between stores and locums. We run more of the process online making it easier and quicker to find, view and accept shifts.