Clinical jobs at Specsavers

Optometrist jobs

More than meets the eye

Making a difference

It all began more than 35 years ago with the vision of two optometrists, Doug and Mary Perkins, who set out to make a difference to people’s lives by providing best value eyecare.

And their passion for optometry continues to shape the lives and experience today of the 3,500 optometrists who are developing their careers with us. Like Doug and Mary, they are passionate about caring for the health of their patients’ eyes, about making decisions that will transform the quality of their lives.

Join them and you can make a difference too.

Work with the latest technology

Particularly with optical coherence tomography (OCT) – hospital-grade equipment, in more than half our stores so far and in every store by 2020. Allowing you to identify and monitor eye conditions years earlier than by traditional methods alone and supported by significant investment in training and mentorship. Simply the right thing to do for your patients.

And it’s not just about OCT. Our store directors are committed to investing in the best quality diagnostic and test room equipment. Diagnostic data is networked to your personal screen so that your time in the consulting room can be dedicated to giving the best patient care and advice.

Benefit from outstanding training and development

Make the most of our world-class expansive and engaging training and development programmes. Including, of course, post-graduate accreditation in MECs, glaucoma and cataracts.

Take part in lectures, peer discussions and workshops at the professional advancement conference (PAC), the largest one-day optical conference in Europe, or join one of our regional conferences, the MiniPACs. Post cases on our internal social network on Yammer and learn from the experience and opinions of thousands of optometrists across the UK and Ireland. Engage with the features, case studies and CET modules in our online professional journal, Profile. Contribute to regular in-store peer reviews. Use all these resources as stepping stones to higher qualifications, postgraduate study and professional leadership roles.

Our commitment to training and development is not just for our clinicians. We also make a significant investment in developing all store colleagues, meaning that they can offer better support to the clinical team and of course, to your patients.

Sample our free CET

Our promise to you

Enjoy rewards and benefits that are right for you

The joint venture partnership at Specsavers is our greatest strength, with every store locally owned and led by its directors – usually an optometrist and a dispensing optician or retailer. For you as an optometrist, this means the store director is free to agree with you the reward and benefits package that is right for you and right for their business.

However, store directors have agreed a recommended minimum package for optometrists:

Your health covered

Healthcare benefits – from routine and emergency dental care, prescription cover and allergy testing to yearly health checks and nightly hospital stay cover.

Your lifestyle covered

33 days holiday, as well as exclusive access to Specsavers Perks – our benefit scheme which saves you money on a range of products including holidays, days out, home wear and electronics.

Your future covered

Unrivalled clinical support and continuing professional development, as already mentioned. And payment of your GOC and college fees.

Be the best you can be

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What we are doing to care for each other during the coronavirus outbreak

The safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, candidates and customers is our first priority.  Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, we want you to know that we are taking this situation very seriously and ensuring we are taking appropriate steps to look after each other.

We are carefully monitoring the situation and adjusting our ways of working in accordance with government advice. As a consequence of the situation we have made the difficult decision to pause some of our recruitment activity until further notice. We do still have some active vacancies online but we will, of course, take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our candidates and colleagues. This means that any interviews scheduled will be conducted via phone or using virtual meeting facilities – your recruiter will guide you through the process. 

We continue to take a proactive approach to protect both candidates and our colleagues, and we thank you for your understanding.