Position: Optometrist
Location:  Barnstaple
Salary: Up to £74,000 + performance bonus (10% of any sales over £1000 – up to £300 per month approx.) + benefits

Partner Opportunities available

Working hours: Full Time/Part time – flexible hours considered 
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist.


Specsavers in Barnstaple are looking for a forward-thinking Optometrist. We recognise that our people are the key to our success. That’s why, at Specsavers in Barnstaple, we do everything we can to ensure our team get the best from us too – from market-leading training, access to cutting-edge technology and a personal development plan built around you. Become our next Optometrist at Specsavers in Barnstaple – a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and unparalleled support.


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.


Why Barnstaple?

  • Barnstaple is a river-port town in North Devon with the fabulous long sandy beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe/Putsborough usually reached in 20-25 minutes by car.  Offering fabulous outdoor walks with the famous Moors close by.
  • Our friendly and supportive Directors have a wealth of experience and their team members have been with them for years; there’s plenty of knowledge to share.  
  • They are keen to talk to you to gain an understanding as to what you are looking for, they are happy to discuss packages to suit you and your lifestyle.
  • The directors offer all members of the team support, and development.  
  • They are keen to discuss individual development packages for your clinical and/or leadership skills.  Are you considering further clinical qualifications? Would you like to be a Partner and own your very own store one day, this is a possibility at Barnstaple as they are looking for partners to join their established business.
  • Equipped with 6 test rooms, across two floors, the latest clinical technology (including Zeiss and OCT)
  • Sponsorship licenses are also available for qualified Optometrists.
  • Offering you to be able to supervise pre-Regs and support their learning through your knowledge and expertise – shaping the future of our Optics Industry.


What’s on Offer?

  • An annual salary of up to £74,000
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme 
  • £7,000 relocation assistance (tax free)
  • Holiday allowance of 35 days per year
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CPD
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT and Zeiss – ultra wide fields
  • External enhanced courses – sponsorship is provided.
  • Specsavers perks plus cashback
  • Headspace
  • We care.
  • Free eye test and 50% discount on glasses, plus family discount.


We have a wonderful team to support – which includes fully trained optical assistants, so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best.


Our Optometrists are an integral part of our store management team, so we’re keen to get you up to speed outside the test room too. With ILM courses, Pre-Reg supervision and the Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway) all available to explore. Along with your clinical expertise – this will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day.


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, 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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