Position: Newly Qualified Optometrist
Location: Southampton
Salary: Up to £60,000 + £10,000 joining bonus/ buyout support (T&Cs apply) + bonus and benefits 
Working hours: Full time or part time with weekend flexibility and no late nights 
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


We have an excellent opportunity for a driven Optometrist to join our thriving Southampton City Centre store. You will join a highly successful and energetic team who work together to ensure our patients receive an excellent experience and you will also benefit from an engaging, supportive, and approachable leadership team. 


Following a full refurbishment in 2022, the store has 8 optical test rooms and 2 hear care rooms over 3 floors and is fully equipped with the latest clinical equipment and technology including OCT and Nidek Phoropters. This store has a large contact lens database and deliver local CUES and cataract services.


We are looking for 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. There are currently 4 members of our team on Pathway, could you be the next?


This position will take you into the vibrant, growing city of Southampton. The store is located on a busy high street with The Bargate Quarter shopping, living and leisure development across the road. With excellent transport connections to London and the south, it is not uncommon for people to commute from far and wide to be part of such a colourful place. Additionally, there are direct rail links to Birmingham and Manchester as well as an international airport.


Not only is the town brimming with fantastic new developments, but it is also perfect for families, as well as playing host to fantastic nightlife. As an Optometrist in Specsavers Southampton, your client base comes with great variety, range, and plenty of familiar faces of course. In this large, fast-paced store there is never a dull moment.


What’s on offer?

  • An annual salary of up to £60,000 depending on experience + test times
  • £10,000 joining bonus paid after successful completion of probation/ Buyout support (T&Cs apply)
  • Fantastic performance bonus scheme
  • Extensive benefits package 
  • Full time or part time with weekend flexibility
  • No late nights
  • 33 days annual leave per annum
  • Your Birthday off
  • Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Family leave
  • Private mental and dental cover
  • Professional fees paid
  • Highly acclaimed store in optical community
  • Great opportunity for progression and development
  • 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.


Find out more

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact George Coleing on 01566 770 223 or email george.coleing@specsavers.com.



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