Position: Optometrist

Location: Barry, The Vale of Glamorgan

Salary: Up to £65,000 depending on experience 

Working Hours: Full and part-time working patterns available. No late nights

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


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 but also want to hear from newly qualified Optometrists too.


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 making it a place to work and live. It houses gorgeous parks and the Goodsheds and Innovation Quarter – a shopping, eating and relaxing destination featuring independent businesses in an industrial heritage setting. Barry has also 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.  It is also within 30 minutes commute from Cardiff.


What’s on Offer?

  • Up to £65,000 depending on experience
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme
  • Full and part-time working patterns available
  • No late nights
  • Flexible weekend commitment
  • Free parking
  • Pre-Reg supervision can be arranged if that is a passion of yours
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CPD and higher accreditations
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • Relocation to a brand new store with 6 full sized test-rooms fitted with state-of the-art clinical test equipment plus two pre-screening room


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.




Apply now to be a part of our local hub for clinical advancement, or to find out more contact Emma Johnston at emma.johnston@specsavers.com / 07957 112820






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