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Job vacancies available at the following pharmacies / groups:

Community Pharmacy Vacancies_Summer 2022

Individual adverts:

Boots the Chemist

Coopers Pharmacies

Gormley Medicare

Are you an Pharmacy undergraduate?

Are you interested in summer work or regular Saturday employment in a Community Pharmacy?

Please contact UCA-NI with your details and we will help to match you with a suitable pharmacy.

Email your name, university, preferred location and a contact telephone number to office@uca.org.uk


UCA-NI has launched its Community Pharmacy Heroes video celebrating the contribution of community pharmacy teams across Northern Ireland through the pandemic.

Pharmacies were a lifeline for their communities remaining open to ensure that patients continued to receive their medication on time, plus delivering a number of new services including the very successful vaccination programme. 

UCA-NI has teamed up with Northern Ireland's only locally headquartered merchant services specialists, SmartPayNI, to offer payment solutions to community pharmacies across Northern Ireland. The ethos of the partnership is to offer market-leading products and services based on competitive pricing, great customer service and transparent contract terms.


From 1st April 2022, the NI Carrier Bag Levy will increase to 25p pe bag.

The levy will now be applicable to ALL carrier bags made of any material which have been designed to enable goods to be taken away at any time.

The increase of the levy charge from 5p to 25p on all carrier bags up to a retail price point of £5.00 is designed to encourage consumers to bring their own bag, reuse their own bags as often as possible and only purchase a new bag when absolutely necessary. 

Community Pharmacy has been proudly delivering the COVID-19 vaccine programme since Spring 2021.

Pharmacies can offer 1st, 2nd and Booster doses. Perhaps you haven’t had a vaccination yet, have had to delay a scheduled jab because you've had Covid-19 or you need your booster dose? Going on holiday this summer? In some locations a booster is now a requirement for entry!

It's ok, there’s still time!  Drop into a participating pharmacy and we will help protect you from the virus.

Distribution of Age NI Frailty Calendars through the community pharmacy network

Community pharmacies across Northern Ireland are offering 1st, 2nd primary doses and Booster Covid-19 vaccinations:

Can I be vaccinated at Community Pharmacy?

To be vaccinated at Community Pharmacy, you generally have to be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland and meet an eligible age cohort.

If you are not registered with a GP in Northern Ireland, speak to the pharmacist for advice about how you can be vaccinated.

Covid-19 Booster

Exciting opportunities are now available in a number of community pharmacies across NI.

Pharmacies are now recruiting for a range of posts suitable for experienced pharmacists or those newly-registered.

  • Pharmacy Managers
  • 2nd Pharmacists
  • Relief Pharmacists

To find out more visit the Pharmacy in Focus Recruitment page 

UCA-NI have teamed up with Coastal Core Ltd to offer Pharmacists Live Covid Vaccination training in various locations in Northern Ireland.

Training sessions are arranged as required.

If you require full training or refresher training, contact UCA



Adrienne Clugston, Operations Manager

General Enquiries


UCA Office

5 Annadale Avenue

Tel:  028 9065 6576


Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00am -5:00pm