RELOCAT£ with Specsavers – Live life in Hampshire

This month our relocation series takes us to the beautiful county of Hampshire. This county sits on the south coast of England and offers a spectacular living and working environment. Hampshire is home to beautiful beaches, national parks and exceptional cities such as, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester. We wanted to share a few highlights of this wonderful county 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 Hampshire. 


Optometry Partner – Farlington/Waterlooville & Havant  

Excellent salary (+ dividends) 

Farlington is a district of the harbour city of Portsmouth on the South Coast, with easy access to the coast and beautiful harbour. Waterlooville is a small market town found just two miles north of Portsmouth, making it a great location for someone looking to move out of the city but not cut those city life ties completely. Just a 15-minute drive from Portsmouth, Havant is another small rural coastal town just outside of the port city that sits right on the South Coast. With weekly street markets and country parks, Havant is a town that prides itself on its tight-knit community and support of local businesses. 

Specsavers Farlington, Waterlooville and Havant are looking for an experienced Optometrist to become their new Ophthalmic Director. This is a rare opportunity to become a multi-site Partner across three stores. You will have the opportunity to shape the business and drive clinical advancement, all whilst earning an excellent salary, receiving a share in business profits, and building a secure business asset for your future. 

Optometrist – Gosport 

On Target Earnings up to £75k (+ 10k joining bonus) 

Gosport is a quaint little town on the South Coast of Hampshire, and a short ferry ride from Portsmouth. Gosport is home to fabulous beaches that have stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Solent. 

A town that is proud of its maritime history, Gosport plays host to many wonderful museums, which even includes a collection of diving gear and vehicles used by James Bond.  

Take a beautiful sight-seeing cruise on the Gosport ferry and absorb the scenic locations of Portsmouth Harbour, the Hamble and Beaulieu Rivers as well as the ever-so impressive Spinnaker Tower. 

Specsavers Gosport is a fabulous store fully equipped with 4 test rooms, with access to the latest OCT technology. You will be welcomed into a wonderful team of 14, including fully trained Optical Assistants. Becoming an Optometrist at this store will provide you with the opportunity to pursue the Specsavers Partnership pathway and with it, the prospect of becoming a Partner at this very store.  

Optometrist – Romsey 

Salary up to £70,000 (+ profit-based bonus scheme) 

Romsey is a delightful market town that sits right on the bank of the River Test. With that, comes opportunities to hire a boat and sail up and down the many rivers and canals here. With museums, forests and restaurants serving the finest local food around, Romsey is a gem of a town that makes the move away from the big city a true delight. 

At Specsavers Romsey, the focus is about pulling together and working as a team to ensure that our valued patients have an excellent experience. With a profit-based bonus scheme available, becoming our new Optometrist at Specsavers Romsey is the perfect way to enhance your career. This is a store that is highly successful with a great reputation for staff progression. 

Optometrists – Eastleigh 

Salary up to £60,000  

Eastleigh is a lovely town just to the north of Southampton. It has a bustling centre with plenty of things to do, including the Eastleigh Museum, a cultural arts venue, a cinema and shopping centre. Families can enjoy Lakeside Country Park & Steam Railway, and Eastleigh is also popular for fishing and scenic walks. Eastleigh has great transport links being located very close to the M27 and M3 motorways, to the south of the town is Southampton Airport. Eastleigh train station is in the heart of the town and links directly to London (and further afield). 

Specsavers Eastleigh is a community-focused store dedicated to ensuring that every one of our customers receives an excellent patient experience. Becoming an Optometrist here at Eastleigh, we will offer you the support you need with any extra courses and specialisms that interest you allowing you to become the best Optometrist you can be. Join us at Specsavers in Eastleigh where we deliver the very best in customer care. 


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.

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