This month our relocation series takes us to the takes us to the historic and creative cities of Bristol and Gloucester. These cities offer something for everyone – from museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, boutique shops and cafes, to renowned farmers markets and beautiful countryside. 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.
As an Optometrist, you’re 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 and around Bristol and Gloucester.
Excellent Salary + Dividends
Just south of Bristol’s beautiful River Avon, Bedminster is a district full of independent shops, restaurants, bars, markets, urban art and city farms. It is a lively area, popular with the locals.
The area is amazing for shoppers and foodies, notably the prominent Southall Deli that serves fresh, fair-trade and organic food, and the Sunday morning market at the Tobacco factory.
Specsavers Bedminster is well established and has been open for 25 years. The store has six fully equipped testing rooms, two dedicated hear care rooms and benefits from two units in the same shopping arcade. One unit is for testing and dispensing, whilst the second unit is for audiology, collections, office, lab, admin and staff room.
As the Optometrist Partner, you’ll receive an excellent regular salary, alongside attractive benefits and a share in business profits. To help you to succeed, you’ll receive ongoing support from an established team of 20 colleagues and our leading global brand. You’ll also have access to the very best clinical technology and will receive unrivalled professional development.
Salary up to £55k (+10k joining bonus)
Bristol is a lively city that offers everything you might want. There are countless restaurants, bars, independent and boutique shops, as well as beautiful architecture and stunning parks.
Famous for the abundance of street art and music venues, Bristol prides itself on its unique and diverse range of cultures all coming together to create a wonderful and unique environment.
Specsavers Bristol City Centre are offering a 12-month full-time contract. The store is focused on flexibility – so whether you need condensed hours, early finishes or alternate weekends, Specsavers Bristol are open to making it work for you. You will be joining a highly successful store with a fantastic reputation for support and staff progression.
Salary up to £55k (+10k joining bonus)
Keynsham is a quaint market town that’s just a stone’s throw away from both Bristol and Bath, making it a great location if you fancy living in a more rural area. Home to the wonderful 26-acre Keynsham Memorial Park; here you can find sports courts, community gardens, picnic areas, playgrounds, café’s, and every summer the Keynsham Music Festival.
Specsavers Keynsham is a community-focused store with a large and loyal customer base. Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities as well as access to the latest OCT Technology.
Keynsham has great transport links including a train station within walking distance of the store, and only a 6-minute journey from both Bristol and Bath.
Salary up to £60k (+5k joining bonus )
Clifton is a beautiful part of Bristol, just a five-minute drive from the main city centre. It is famous for having some of the most iconic attractions in Bristol, including Brunel’s famous Suspension Bridge, the Observatory and Bristol Zoo. It also hosts wonderful art exhibitions, fine dining, and beautiful walks.
At Specsavers Clifton, you will be working with a dynamic and motivated team who have propelled this store to success. Specsavers Clifton is renowned for great staff progression and extremely high standards of customer care.
With 4 testing rooms and access to OCT Technology, this is a fantastic store to advance and develop your skills as an Optometrist.
Excellent Salary (+5k joining bonus)
Gloucester is an amazing city, right on the doorstep of the beautiful Cotswolds. It’s rich in beautiful architecture and idyllic landscapes. You can walk through the cloisters, where Harry Potter was filmed, or shop till you drop at Gloucester Quays. With an abundance of independent eateries, local arts and crafts stores, animal sanctuaries and sports arenas, Gloucester has something for everyone.
There are also opportunities to get out of the city and explore the stunning views of Robinswood Hill or take a walk around one of many green spaces Gloucester is home to.
Specsavers Yate is fully equipped with the latest OCT technology, and there will be opportunities to work across other stores in the area. This community-focused store has a great reputation for staff progression and unparalleled career support.
This really is just a small selection of the amazing opportunities we have available in beautiful locations across the UK and Ireland.
If you would like to discuss relocation possibilities in more detail, share your details with us and one of our friendly consultants will be in touch.