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Optometrist – Barry, The Vale of Glamorgan



Specsavers in Barry have relocated into a brand new store, near the beach, and we’re growing quickly. We have all new, cutting-edge testing equipment in every room.  We’re growing our clinical team and we’d love you to join us. We’re seeking an Optometrist, prepared to undertake Pre-Reg supervision, to join our dynamic team at Specsavers in Barry. Ideally, you would be two years qualified, but personality is more important to us, so newly qualified are welcome to get in touch too. 


Be part of our continued success at one of the leading opticians in this fantastic area. Our Optometrist team are starting to specialise in different areas of Optometry that they have a passion for, so tell us what makes you tick! We may be able to support you to reach your goals, as we have for the rest of our team.


You’ll become a valued part of an experienced team; collectively we have over 150 years of optical experience and our partner, Helen, is a lecturer at Cardiff University.


Barry is a vibrant coastal town with a bustling High Street, gorgeous parks and the Goodsheds and Innovation Quarter – a shopping, eating and relaxing destination featuring independent businesses in an industrial heritage setting.


What’s on Offer?

•    Basic salary up to £65,000 (depending on experience)

  • £10,000 joining bonus paid after successful completion of probation (terms apply)

•    A strong performance-based bonus scheme (around £4,000 per year)

•    Pre-Reg supervision can be arranged if that is a passion of yours

•    Holiday allowance of 33 days per year

•    Pension contribution

•    Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities

•    Support with CPD

•    Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT

•    Relocation to a brand new store with full sized test-rooms fitted with state-of the-art clinical test equipment plus two pre-screening room

•    FREE parking


We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we want to support you with extra courses and specialisms that interest you. Whatever your ambitions, from WOPEC qualifications and independent prescribing to paediatric accreditations or enhanced optical services, we’ll do everything we can to help you be the best clinician you can be. 


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.



Barry is a great place to work and live! Don’t just take our word for it. Barry has consistently been at the top of a list, compiled by the Centre for Economic and Business Research, as one of the most desirable places to live in Wales. The list is ranked by work-life balance, access to good schools and green spaces.


As if that wasn’t enough, Barry is also surrounded by the Vale of Glamorgan’s rolling pastures, quaint villages, historic places and market towns filled with boutique shops and delicious eateries.


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






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