Working in pharmacy in Shetland offers many exciting opportunities for career development and innovative working practices - across the NHS and the network of community pharmacists. Read the features below to learn more about the roles available in Shetland, and the experiences of some those working in the islands.

There is an increasing need for pharmacists in Shetland. If you work in the profession, why not consider the islands? There is a supportive professional community and abundant opportunities to get involved in a variety of leisure pursuits outside of work.

Benefits of working as a pharmacist in Shetland

  • Receive a distance islands allowance on top of salary over £2,000 per year
  • Relocation package to cover the costs of moving to Shetland
  • Access to a clear training pathway with opportunities to develop new skills and your role
  • Innovative and collaborative working practices
  • Opportunity to experience a variety of work
  • Be part of a supportive professional community
  • Chance to make a genuine difference
  • A stress-free commute to work
  • Enjoy a network of excellent recreational centres
  • The perfect work/life balance

Get in touch

To find out more about pharmacy careers in Shetland, please email NHS Shetland –

Develop your pharmacy career in Shetland

If you’re interested in becoming a pharmacist in Shetland, you’ll find the latest NHS job opportunities listed on our Current vacancies page.

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