This month our relocation series takes us to Wales. From the beautiful landscapes of the Brecon Beacons – with luscious waterfalls and wonderful countryside, to diverse cities, such as Cardiff and Swansea, Wales has something for everyone.
You can enjoy the many picturesque coastlines, as well as the calming tranquillity and the peaks of Snowdonia National Park. We wanted to share some highlights of these wonderful locations and let you know about some of our top career opportunities for those dreaming of relocation.
Optometrists are fortunate enough to be able to work wherever you wish. 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. Below are just a few of the opportunities we currently have in Wales.
Optometrist – Wrexham
Salary up to £55K (+£10k welcome bonus)
This large market town in North-East Wales remains one of the most significant towns in the country. You couldn’t really ask for a better location, especially if you’re someone who loves the wilderness.
Just over an hour’s drive from Snowdonia and just under an hour’s drive to Liverpool, Wrexham really does offer the best of both worlds.
Specsavers Wrexham has recently experienced a store refit and now has OCT and 8 fully equipped testing rooms.
This store is an accredited Platinum Employer. Join a highly successful store with a fantastic reputation for staff progression.
Part-time Optometrist – Denbigh
Salary up to £50K (+£10k welcome bonus) – pro rata
Found in the heart of Northern Wales, Denbigh is a historical market town that overlooks the amazing Vale of Clwyd and is a short drive (40 mins) from Snowdonia.
Filled with traditional pubs, a castle, and wonderful, picturesque country walks, Denbigh is rich in so much tradition and history it will captivate you instantly.
Specsavers Denbigh is fully equipped with the latest OCT technology and boasts 2 large test rooms. Join a fantastic team of 9, including fully trained Optical Assistants.
The store offers flexible working hours and there is no commitment to working weekends.
Optometrist – Caerphilly & Pontypridd
Salary up to £50K (+£10k welcome bonus)
Both of these locations are equally stunning. Situated in idyllic picturesque locations of natural beauty and just a 20-minute drive away from the welsh capital, Cardiff.
There is the option to work solely in one store, or to split your time across both of these locations.
Caerphilly is home to glorious spa’s, golf courses and farmer’s markets; while Pontypridd hosts one of the largest open-air markets in Wales.
With locally sourced and home-made products, it’s also home to an abundance of charming café’s, pubs and restaurants.
Despite being remote, Caerphilly has great transport links including regular buses, a train station within walking distance of the Specsavers store, and is close to the M4 motorway.
Our store here is an accredited Platinum Employer and is very community-focused, dedicated to ensuring that every one of our customers receives an excellent patient experience.
Our Pontypridd store has recently undergone a wonderful store refit, and now has OCT and 7 test rooms all fully equipped with the latest clinical technology.
The store partners are seeking someone who shares our stores ethos: someone who wants to grow, develop and offer exceptional customer care along the way.
Optometrist Partner – Cwmbran
Competitive salary + dividends (25% shareholding)
Cwmbran is a beautiful little town in the South-Eastern region of the country and is surrounded by all of the natural beauty Wales has to offer.
Found just outside the Henllys nature reserve, and with the Afon Lwyd river cutting right through the town, Cwmbran is a marvellous place to immerse in the outdoor lifestyle that Wales is most famous for.
Our Cwmbran store is a very well-established store, having first opened in 1991. You will be taking on a highly profitable store that has experienced huge success in previous years and who are now looking for a fourth partner to join the team.
There is already a high retention and long-standing professional team already in place to make the transition smooth and stress-free.
Specsavers Flint first opened its doors back in 2007 and enjoys a prime location situated on the main high street of this small town.
Flint is located on the gorgeous estuary of River Dee in North-East Wales, and the town benefits from excellent transport links.
There is free parking nearby, regular buses in and out of the town centre, plus a train station just two minutes’ walk away.
Liverpool is a 45-minute drive, with Manchester just over 1 hour away.
The store is classed as small to medium and operates with three test rooms, OCT, Low Vision clinics and has a close relationship with the local GP’s ensuring referrals for both sight and hear care services.