Position: Optometrist

Location: Aberdare, South West Wales

Salary: Up to £65,000 depending on experience plus lucrative bonus scheme

Working hours: Full or part-time working patterns considered

Experience level: Open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


Specsavers in Aberdare are looking for a new Optometrist. On the back of substantial and on-going growth, we’re seeking a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist to join our dynamic team at Specsavers in Aberdare. Be part of our continued success at one of the leading opticians in this fantastic area.


Known as ‘Brenhines y Bryniau’ or ‘Queen of the Hills’ , during the 19th century, Aberdare and the surrounding Cynon Valley were the cultural hub of the South Wales Valleys. This abundance of arts, music, and printing presses earned Aberdare the name ‘the Athens of Wales’. Although times have changed, in the 21st century, Aberdare still has plenty to offer.  As so does this Specsavers store:


What’s on Offer?


•    Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience

•    NEW Monthly Bonus scheme

•    Additional Pre-Reg Supervision Bonus – £2,000 per annum

•    Flexible working hours catered for

•    Holiday allowance of 33 days per year

•    GOC and College fees covered

•    Pension contribution

•    Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities

•    Support with CPD


With a focus on flexibility, we are open to full-time and part-time applicants and will consider any working pattern to suit you. We are a family friendly team and our team are an extension to our own families.  Whether you need condensed hours, school hours, alternate weekends or early finishes, we’re open to making it work – but let’s talk about that later.


Platinum employer


Our store is an accredited Platinum Employer – this means you can expect an exceptional employee experience every single day you work here. The Platinum Employer Scheme is part of the Specsavers drive to become a famous place to work. Stores with this accreditation have been verified on five key employer standards: Recruitment, Performance Management and Reward, Talent Management, Learning and Development and Employee Engagement.


What we’re looking for


You’ll need to be a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist with the drive, passion and the willingness to build upon our customer-focused culture. As part of our team, you’ll need to be able to provide a unique blend of customer care and professional excellence. You’ll need to demonstrate good attention to detail along with a passion for the community. Teamwork also forms a big part of our culture, so the ability to work well with others is essential.




Aberdare is a busy town, populated by quaint cafes, restaurants, pubs, and bars. Not short of a ‘Bracchi’ (Welsh Italian cafe) or two, culture and history is evident around the town.


The Cynon Valley has many opportunities for outdoor exploration, with some beautiful walks, stunning viewpoints and exciting activities for visitors of all ages. Aberdare is a beautiful town in which to live and work.


Aberdare is less than 25 miles from Cardiff; and 40 miles from Bristol; both cities having international airports.  Regular bus and trains service the area too.


Interested? To find out more contact Emma Johnston: emma.johnston@specsavers.com 01566 770125





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