Position: Optometrist
Location: Canvey Island, Essex
Salary: Up to £65,000 depending on experience + bonus scheme 
Working hours: Full Time or Part Time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


Specsavers Canvey Island (don’t let the name confuse you – it’s not actually an island) is looking for an Optometrist to expand our Award Winning Team. The focus at our store, is about helping team members become the very best they can be. Even if you are recently qualified, we will support your growth during this next important phase of your development. We have helped to develop some of the most successful Optometrists in Specsavers. By joining us you will benefit from not only the best support, but also the rewards to match. Our reputation for developing professional team members is second to none.


Whats on offer?

  • Earnings up to £65,000 depending on experience 
  • Lucrative bonus scheme based on sales (one Optometrist in store has earned up to £1,000 a month!) 
  • Generous holiday allowance of 33 days
  • GOC fees paid for
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Support with CPD
  • Exceptional clinical and professional development opportunities including Specsavers Pathway
  • Access to cutting-edge clinical technology including OCT
  • Every consulting room fitted with the latest NIDEK suite of equipment and OCT viewing stations
  • WeCare- WeCare looks after your wellbeing with a 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance, plus much more. Using your phone, tablet or desktop, you and your family have 24/7 access to thousands of experts, all from the comfort of your own home.
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app

What we’re looking for
We aim to be the very best we can be clinically, commercially and in terms of customer service. Our experienced, diverse, and friendly team are always on hand to offer support and take care of patient’s needs, meaning that as our new Optometrist, you can focus on offering a first-class professional service to every customer. What we’re looking for We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic individuals with a passion for people and a willingness to build upon our customer-focused culture. We are keen to meet individuals with these attributes and we are open to different levels of experience.

The Directors of Canvey Island Specsavers have a created a unique supportive environment helping individuals with the above qualities become the very best they can be. Many team members have progressed via Pathway to owning their own Specsavers stores. Joining the Canvey Island  Team is a definite boost to anyone’s career in Optometry.


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.


Get in touch

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Natassia Gunn on 01566 478002 or natassia.gunn@specsavers.com


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