RELOCAT£ with Specsavers – Live life in Norfolk and Suffolk

This month our relocation series takes us to East Anglia. The counties of Norfolk and Suffolk boast some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. Clifftop walks await, along with stunning beaches, historic coastal resorts, the tranquil and timeless Norfolk Broads and cosmopolitan cities and towns such as Norwich and Ipswich. East Anglia really does have it all. We wanted to share the highlights of these wonderful counties and let you know about some of our top career opportunities for those dreaming of relocation.

As an Optometrist, you’re fortunate enough to be able to work wherever you wish – without being tied to urban areas. We have some incredible opportunities right across the UK and Ireland that offer excellent salaries and generous benefits – some stores are even offering welcome bonuses and relocation support.

Here are some of our latest opportunities in both Norfolk and Suffolk.


Excellent salary + dividends (50% shareholding)


Lowestoft is the most easterly town in the UK and as such it is the first place you can see the sun rise each day. It’s a very popular family orientated tourist destination with an abundance of things to do. A beach, two piers, a wildlife park, theme park, a museum and theatre to name but a few!

Specsavers Lowestoft first opened its doors back in 2005 and has since seen an impressive refit. It sits in a very prominent position on the main high street. The store is fully equipped with brand-new OCT technology and boasts 5 optical test rooms and 1 audiology test room. You will have everything you need here to perform sight tests to the highest possible standards.

This store is a Platinum certified employer and is home to a wonderful 40-person team. As the new Optometry Director, you would have the scope to advise on training requirements, introduce new specialisms and build/shape the team further as required


Excellent salary + dividends (33% + 33% shareholding)

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston are both family orientated seaside towns on the east coast of Norfolk. Famous for amusement attractions, golf courses, swimming pools and theatre shows, both towns are home to miles upon miles of sandy beaches and are also just a stone’s throw from gorgeous countryside and charming Norfolk villages.

Specsavers Great Yarmouth opened back in 1993 and is a store that has seen substantial growth recently and with the dynamic team you would be joining, the success and growth of this store would only continue. The store is spread across 2 floors and is currently being refurbished. Boasting 5 test rooms as well as an audiology testroom, this store is the perfect place to excel and help build on the customer-focused culture.

As Gorleston is only 3 years old, the store looks fantastic. It consists of 4 test rooms and is equipped with OCT, meaning you will have everything you need to perform sight tests to the highest possible standards


Salary up to £50k (+£10k welcome bonus)

Experience life in Norfolk: 1 year fixed term contract available

King's Lynn

We’d love you to join on a permanent basis, but there is an opportunity here to trial the role on a 12 month basis.

Located close to the north Norfolk coast, King’s Lynn is a famous market town with a rich maritime history. From the well-established annual music and arts festival, to the great selection of both speciality shops and mainstream retailers, King’s Lynn is ideal for those who are looking to make the transition from the big city to a more rural location.

Specsavers King’s Lynn is not only a Platinum Certified employer, but is a store that is experiencing a high amount of success, as well as having a great reputation for staff progression. Equipped with cutting-edge OCT technology, join a store where all 5 test rooms are equipped with modern Nidek equipment. You would be joining a large team of 40 who consistently deliver high standards of customer care.


Salary up to 65k (+10k joining bonus)

4 day week / no weekend working / 12 month contract available


We’d love you to join on a permanent basis, but there is an opportunity here to trial the role on a 12 month basis.

Sudbury is a lovely town in Suffolk found on the beautiful River Stour (near the Essex border). Only 60 miles away from London, Sudbury is a town with fantastic transport links. Sudbury is home to a large number of wonderful café’s, restaurants, bars and unique shops that offer the locals of Sudbury a unique high-street experience.

Any concern about moving to a smaller market town will be helped with the knowledge that there are a wide range of groups that support the local community – with organisations working to provide diversity, support and assistance to residents within the town.

Joining the team at Specsavers Sudbury, you will be working alongside an experienced, diverse and friendly team, helping provide a first-class experience to every single patient. You will be working with brand-new OCT technology and a strong performance-based bonus scheme is available.


Salary up to £65k (+10k joining bonus)

No weekend working / 12 month contract available


We’d love you to join on a permanent basis, but there is an opportunity here to trial the role on a 12 month basis.

Found on the banks of the River Deben in East Suffolk, Woodbridge is only a 20-minute drive from Ipswich. Woodbridge is a wonderfully quaint town, with a host of charming shops, restaurants, pubs and café’s all offset by picture-perfect architecture.

Whether you are a food lover or an enthusiast for outdoor events, Woodbridge has the perfect combination of both – including the annual Woodbridge shuck, a festival celebrating the towns delicious seafood alongside a varied selection of vintage traders and quirky outdoor markets.

Becoming the resident Optometrist at Specsavers Woodbridge you will experience a truly wonderful work-life balance. With a focus on flexibility, any working pattern that suits you will be considered, whether that includes condensed hours, no weekend working and no late finishes.

You would be working with cutting edge OCT technology in a store that has huge scope for career progression.



This really is just a small selection of the amazing opportunities we have available in beautiful locations across the U.K. and Ireland.

If you would like to discuss relocation possibilities in more detail, register your details and one of our friendly consultants will be in touch.

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