You have now completed your registration!

Your newly registered status allows you access to work nationwide!


Contacting us

  • Team Locum are available from 7am – 10pm weekdays
  • 7am – 1pm weekends
  • Our office is open from 7am – 4pm, with an on call service running until 10pm
  • You can email general queries or concerns to [email protected], this is monitored by all our staff.
  • We are available on 0121 451 2707
  • You will also be contacted via SMS from the number 07537415546 (this number is not monitored)

Securing bookings

There are four ways to apply for shifts

  • Website – once you have signed up with team locum, if you visit you will be able to search and apply for vacancies. For a detailed guide on how to do this click here
  • Phone – We regularly call locums to offer shifts on days you have marked yourself as available. you can see how to do this here. You will also receive text messages detailing shifts.
  • Email – When we receive an update from our clients, we immediately send the shifts out to all locums and begin to upload them to our website.
    Shifts are sent to us at differing times during the day, so you will receive emails throughout the day. If you keep your availability up to date, we can send you more tailored emails and call you about shifts in your area on days you are free
  • App – We now have an app, which are downloadable for Android and Apple devices. It works in much the same way as the website but if you have any more questions about it you can email [email protected] or call us on 0121 451 2707
  • Once a booking has been confirmed it will show on your online calendar, this will be on both the website and app detailing location, timings and the rate. It will show as green, pending bookings will show as grey.
  • You will also get an automated work schedule including the details of all confirmed shifts from that date.

Leaving the best impression with clients

Once you begin taking shifts, your professionalism, diligence, and teamwork are the most important elements in gaining you future bookings.

  • Timekeeping – Always arrive in advance of your shift, so that you have time to get yourself acquainted with the setup of the Opticians and what is expected of you by the time your scheduled shift starts.
  • Responsible pharmacist phone call – We recommend that all pharmacists, call the branch they are booked at the day before to introduce yourself as the locum, confirm details, check car parking, lunch breaks etc.., and understand the store’s priorities.

Getting paid

We are very keen that all locums who work with Team Locum Ltd are paid swiftly and accurately by our clients.

  • As a self-employed locum, it is important that you keep close track of what money you are due from bookings that you’ve worked for different clients

  • Every time you accept a booking with a client you’ve not yet worked with through Team Locum, we recommend that you ask for details of their payment process

  • After making a booking, always check the rate of pay and the hours of work are correct on your work schedule. (Any queries can be answered by your consultant)

Payment summaries

  • Armstrong & North – No Initial sign-up process, just need to leave an invoice in branch after your completed shift.
  • Bayfields – No Initial sign-up process, just need to email across an invoice after your shift to [email protected]

  • Boots Opticians – Request your consultant for details, a link will be sent to your email to register. We will require DBS and two references who must be registered on the GOC. Once this is filled out the consultant needs to approve this, you should be registered within 10 days. Payment is Automatic once signed up, two payment dates per month.
  • Chapman – No Initial sign-up process, just need to leave an invoice in branch after your completed shift
  • Costco Opticians – No Initial sign-up process, just need to leave an invoice in branch after your completed shift
  • Hakim Group – No Initial sign-up process, just need to leave an invoice in branch after your completed shift.
  • John Lewis/ David Clulow – Once you complete your shift, you need to email across an electronic version of their Invoice template to [email protected]
  • Marks and Spencer Opticians – At the time of booking your first shift, notify your consultant if your PCSE Registered, OPL Number and if you have worked for Scrivens before.
  • Scrivens – At the time of booking your first shift, send across HMRC details to your consultant, so this can be sent across to Scrivens. Leave an invoice in branch after your shift or email to [email protected]

  • Specsavers – You will need to download the SEP portal app. You will then need to submit invoices through the app to the relevant Specsavers store.
  • Vision Express – Contact your consultant, and they can send you a link to register with VE. Once the contract is signed you will receive a signed copy to your email, you then forward this back to your consultant and they will follow up on completing the rest of the process. We will require your updated insurance and two references that are on the GOC register. The Consultant will then notify you once you’re registered and can book VE shifts. All VE Payments are processed automatically through the VE app once you are registered.

Working with different clients

We work with a raft of different clients, all of which can be seen here.

If there are any clients that you would like to work with but don’t see here you should speak to your consultant for further information.