Position: Newly Qualified Optometrist

Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire

Salary: From 50,000 – £55,000 depending on experience + £10,000 joining bonus (T&Cs apply)

Working hours: Full time or part time with weekend flexibility and no late nights

Experience level: This role is open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


We have a new and exciting opportunity for a driven Optometrist to join our well-established and highly successful store in Eastleigh. You will join an energetic team, some who have been working in the store for over 15 years and who work together to ensure our patients receive an excellent experience.


Specsavers Eastleigh will be celebrating their 33rd birthday this year and we are looking for an Optometrist who will continue to grow and drive the business forward. Following a refurbishment in October 2023, you will be joining a fresh and modern store with 7 test rooms all fully quipped with the latest clinical equipment and technology including OCT and Nidek Screens and Phoropters. This store delivers local CUEs, cataract and glaucoma services as well as hear care services. 


We are seeking an Optometrist who is a team player and someone who can adapt well in a busy store. We are passionate about the clinical and professional development of our team, and as our new Optometrist we want to support you every step of the way. There are so many areas to explore; The Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway) as well as extra courses and specialisms that interest you.


What’s on offer?

  • From £50,000 – £55,000 depending on experience
  • £10,000 joining bonus (T&Cs apply)
  • Full time or part time with weekend flexibility
  • No late nights
  • 29 days annual leave
  • Your Birthday off
  • Sick Pay
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Increased annual leave entitlement with length of service from year 1
  • Professional fees paid
  • Pension contribution
  • Well-established and successful store in local community
  • Great opportunity for progression and development
  • Opportunity for pre-registration supervision
  • Support with CET points
  • Parking nearby to store


What we’re looking for

Our Optometrists provide eye examinations and a contact lens service that meet high clinical standards as well as strict NHS guidelines. Equally, they provide every customer with clear advice and the peace of mind that comes with being in expert hands. To be part of our team, you’ll need to provide the same unique blend of customer care and professional excellence – which will make a big impact on the store’s overall success.


As a professional, you’ll be an expert at putting people at ease and welcoming customers with a naturally personable approach. You will talk customers through the eye examination process and talk through their options with them. What’s more, you must be passionate about what you do with an aptitude for organisation – which means you keep accurate records and always have up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in your field.


About Specsavers:
Specsavers began 40 years ago with the vision of two optometrists, Doug, and Mary Perkins, who set out to provide best-value eyecare to everybody. Their passion for optometry has led Specsavers to become the largest privately-owned optical group in the world, delivering high-quality, affordable optical and hearing care. And it continues to shape the lives and experience of thousands of colleagues who are developing their careers with us across the globe. We are proud of how far we’ve come as a business, now we want to see you grow with us too.


Find out more!

If you like the sound of this opportunity, I’d love to tell you more about it.  Please get in touch at Jakki.Whitehouse@specsavers.com, call me on 01566 788 644 / 07526 507 195  or drop me a WhatsApp message. 




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