Position: Contract Optometrist
Location: Great Dunmow, Central London  
Salary: From £60,000+ (depending on experience) pro rata + lucrative bonus scheme + travel expenses for commuters
Working hours: Full time or part time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist (newly qualified to experienced)


Are you a locum looking for more stability? Perhaps you are looking for regular work that gives you better work-life balance? Here at our Specsavers store in Great Dunmow, we can fit a resident opportunity around you on a contract basis – full or part time (one to five days a week!). Of course, if you want something more permanent, we can make that work too!


Specsavers in Great Dunmow, Essex is looking for a forward-thinking, dynamic, and clinically focussed Optometrist. Our experienced team use the very latest clinical technology which allows them to improve patient outcomes. Collectively we have a clear-sighted vision to transform eye health in our community. As our next Optometrist, you will have the opportunity to provide a first-class experience to every one of our patients.


What’s on Offer?

  • Outstanding annual salary based on experience, starting from £60,000 (pro rata)
  • Bonus scheme available equalling to approx. £200-£300 per month on top of your basic salary
  • Expenses for commuters (to be discussed at interview)
  • Free parking nearby, within a short 10 minute walk
  • Generous holiday allowance of 33 days
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Longstanding team
  • Support with CPD
  • Exceptional clinical and professional development opportunities in which the store promotes.
  • Specsavers in Great Dunmow is a new store, only 1 year old with the newest and state of the art equipment
  • Access to cutting-edge clinical technology
  • Part or full time hours
  • Various contracts available from 3–12-month fixed term to permanent.
  • WeCare- WeCare looks after your wellbeing with a 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance, plus much more. Using your phone, tablet or desktop, you and your family have 24/7 access to thousands of experts, all from the comfort of your own home.
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app


We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we would support you with extra courses and specialisms that interest you. Whatever your ambitions, from WOPEC qualifications and independent prescribing to paediatric accreditations or enhanced optical services, we’ll do everything we can to help you be the best clinician you can be.   


About Great Dunmow

Great Dunmow is a great place to live for several reasons, making it an attractive destination for residents. Here are some key factors contributing to its appeal:


Rural Charm: Great Dunmow is a market town surrounded by picturesque countryside. It offers a rural and scenic environment, which can be very attractive to those who enjoy a quieter, more peaceful way of life away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

Historic Character: Great Dunmow has a rich history, and its historic buildings and architecture give it a unique character. For history enthusiasts or those who appreciate charming, old-world surroundings.

Transport Links: While it maintains a rural feel, Great Dunmow is well-connected to larger towns and cities like Chelmsford and London. It has good transport links, including access to major road networks and a nearby train station.

Recreational Opportunities: There are various recreational opportunities in and around Great Dunmow. The town offers parks, sports clubs, and leisure facilities.

Local Amenities: Great Dunmow has a selection of shops, restaurants, and pubs, providing residents with essential amenities and opportunities for socializing.


What we’re looking for

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered and experienced Optometrist, we are also searching for someone who shares our store’s ethos. Someone who wants to grow, develop, and offer exceptional customer care along the way. We want a practitioner who prides themselves on their clinical judgment, that isn’t afraid of a hands-on approach and who is keen to get involved and build rapport with the rest of the team. In summary, we’re looking for a skilled resident Optometrist to join us, be part of the team and assist in driving our practice forward and nurture future talent.


Get in touch

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Natassia Gunn on 01566 478002 or natassia.gunn@specsavers.com


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