Professional growth and excellence in ultrasound

Sonographer vacancies near you

Whether it is career progression or a life style change: your future starts right now and you have a choice. Our goal is to make Ultrasound Direct the Sonographer's choice when looking for opportunities in the independent sector.

As an alternative to general placement agencies we recruit directly on a national scale. If opportunities are not available near you right now, you can register interest and we will get back to you as a priority when they arise.

We always want to hear from sonographers who are keen to work in a caring environment where providing reassurance to patients and families is at the forefront of everything we do. So if you are looking for a career milestone or a stepping stone to fit around your other commitments, then contact us and see what ultrasound jobs we can offer you directly.

Click on an orange link in the map or clinic list to apply for a current vacancy, or click on a grey link in the map to register interest. All forms are secure and treated in confidence.

Who are Ultrasound Direct Sonographers?

Ultrasound Direct sonographers looking to further their sonography career may be closer than you think: they may be the same friends, colleagues and professionals you already work with.

Within the small profession of Sonography and with over 200 Sonographers already working for Ultrasound Direct across the UK you will probably already know someone in our team. 

We are proud to be a Sonographer led company and we work closely with Ultrasound professional bodies to not only maintain professional standards but to raise the bar in independent practice. 

Ultrasound Direct Sonographers do not become deskilled or lose their professional integrity because they work independently. In fact, with access to the Ultrasound School, there are opportunities to support your ongoing professional development and participate in CPD courses with us.

Flexible sonographer jobs for the independent ultrasound industry

Ultrasound Direct can offer complete flexibility to suit your career or family commitments. If you are appropriately qualified, enjoy working independently and have just a few hours a week to spare: contact us and see what we can offer you.

Working through recruitment agencies may offer some flexibility but without the guarantee of continuity. With Ultrasound Direct, you can work the hours to suit you, so you know exactly what you are doing weeks and months ahead.

What Ultrasound Direct are looking for

Clinic recruitment for pregnancy

As a growing network, we have a range of opportunities available from time to time that include:

  • Full time Regional Lead Sonographer Jobs
  • Full time and part time obstetric sonographer positions
  • Non Obstetric Sonographer Jobs for NHS-GP Community work
  • Sessional Obstetric Sonographers 

Personal and communication skills are equally important as scanning skills to us. And we are proud of our client exit survey results that show why we are the most recommended private ultrasound provider in the UK

What Ultrasound Direct can offer you

Clinic recruitment in pregnancy

Since 1998, we have invested in our staff and often pioneered the necessary infrastructure to support a full range of Diagnostic Ultrasound Services across the UK.

  • Professional Indemnity and comprehensive Employer's liability Insurance
  • Online clinical framework
  • Opportunities to use the latest ultrasound technologies, like Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE
  • Robust online reporting
  • Learning opportunities through The Ultrasound School
  • Sessional Sonographer flexibility to claim as many shifts as you want
  • Optional pension scheme

Ultrasound Direct is the professional's choice, meet some of our Sonographers

Meet Julie

Julie-Ann Slagter - Sonographer

Julie-Ann Slagter


I have worked as a Sonographer for Ultrasound Direct in Belfast since 2012. I love being part of a clinic that provides high quality imaging yet at the same time a scan experience tailored to meet each individuals’ needs.

We are based on the prestigious Lisburn Road in Belfast and offer medical imaging excellence within a relaxed environment. Our unique approach is well received by our clients, many of whom choose us again and recommend our clinic to their family and friends.

I am personally involved in performing all aspects of Obstetric scanning including 4D, well woman and well man scans and I have a particular interest and active role in our gynaecological imaging including the fertility investigations. We take pride in the fact that all of our clients are valued and treated with both dignity and sensitivity.

At Belfast we are expanding and there are very exciting times ahead including the arrival of our HD machine this year. We will continue to strive to ensure High Quality Imaging Standards whilst maintaining an enjoyable and personal experience for each of our clients.

Meet Penny

Penny Oakes - Session Sonographer

Penny Oakes


I worked for Ultrasound Direct alongside an NHS role at first and always really enjoyed obstetrics and 4D imaging - so much so that I joined the company in a permanent capacity as the National Ultrasound Manager.

Joining Ultrasound Direct in a managerial role was a rewarding chance to progress in my career as well an opportunity to become further involved in the development of other sonographers and promote better practice. At the same time, I could still be involved at a clinic level in providing a wide range of men’s and women’s health scans, and pregnancy scans which is very rewarding personally and an honour to be involved in some special moments in our customers’ lives.

Meet Gillian

Gillian - Sonographer

Gillian Clayton


I graduated with a PgD in Medical Ultrasound 11 years ago and have worked for Ultrasound Direct in Newcastle since 2010 alongside my NHS job.

I am involved in all aspects of scanning but I particularly enjoy obstetric ultrasound and feel privileged to be a part of our clients pregnancy journey.

Working with clients at Ultrasound Direct is very rewarding with many of them choosing to return to us and recommending our services to friends and family. We have had exciting times in the North East region recently with the expansion of our clinics and the introduction of HD Live technology in these locations.

Ultrasound Direct continues to think ahead and I look forward to being involved in future developments in fertility investigations and men's health scans. We provide professional high quality imaging supported by a strong team which I am proud to be a part of here in the North East.