Position: Optometrist

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Salary: Total package worth up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience

Working hours: 4-day working week with one weekend day per week or alternate full weekends

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


Specsavers in Guildford are looking for a forward-thinking Optometrist to join them on a full or part time basis. Whether you’re newly qualified or have years of experience, they are looking for someone who is passionate about their career and providing exceptional patient care.


With a focus on flexibility, Guildford are offering a 4-day working week (40 hours) instead of the traditional 5-day week which will include either one weekend day per week or alternate full weekends meaning you will have a great work-life balance.


The store opened in 1997 and is a firm pillar in the local community. You will be joining a highly successful and experienced team of 35, some who have worked in the store for 20+ years! Within the team there are fully trained Optical Assistants, Dispensing Opticians as well as experienced and pre-registration Optometrists, allowing you to focus on what you do best. If you’re looking for clinical exposure you will achieve this in Guildford as they have a high volume of MECs appointments as well a pre and post cataract assessments.


This fantastic 7 test room store has all the latest clinical technology and equipment including Nidek OCT and Phoropters in every room. With a planned refurbishment in the coming months, Guildford will undergo a full refit, giving you a brand new and modern working environment.


Guildford has become one of the most sought-after places to live. It has a vibrant shopping and dining scene and is surrounded by beautiful countryside while still being within easy reach of the bright lights of London. What’s not to love? Our store is conveniently located on Friary Street, there are excellent public transport links and if driving there is paid parking available nearby to the store. With direct trains from London Waterloo, you can be in Guildford in as little as 34 minutes.


What’s on offer?

  • Total package worth up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience
  • 4-day working week (40 hours), with one weekend day per week or alternate full weekends
  • 5 weeks annual leave + bank holidays
  • Your birthday off
  • Sick pay
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Professional fees paid
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline
  • Specsavers Perks
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with IP, Medical Retina and Glaucoma certificates
  • Access to the latest clinical technology and equipment
  • Paid parking nearby to store
  • Great train links from London Waterloo, taking just 34 minutes

What we’re looking for

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist, we are 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.


Find out more

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Lauren Singh on 07549 210919 or email lauren.singh@specsavers.com



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