Position: Optometrist
Location:  Chatham

Financial package: Up to £65,000 per annum + £10k joining bonus + Benefits
Working hours: Full time over 4 days per week (only 1 weekend day every 5 weeks!)
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


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


What’s on Offer?

  • Financial package of up to £65,000 (DOE)

  • £10,000 Joining Bonus (terms apply)

  • Full time

  • Hours to be worked over 4 weekdays, with no weekends required, except for a single additional Sunday every five weeks

  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year

  • GOC and College fees paid for

  • Private health and dental cover

  • Perks Plus Level 2- Healthcare cashplans that pay out up to a maximum benefit to the employee on production of receipts/evidence of Healthcare services. There is also a comprehensive Travel plan. Employees can also top up these plans to include their partner and/or children.

  • Access for all store employees to our discounted benefits scheme

  • 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

  • Death in Service

  • Paid parking permit

  • Pension contribution

  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities

  • Support with CPD

  • Able to support those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship

  • Multi-site working available if preferred, across our Strood and Gillingham stores


Specsavers Chatham has 6 test rooms and access to the very latest equipment, including Nidek OCT and Nidek auto-phoropters. The store is heavily involved with the local NHS schemes, and our Partners are passionate about helping their Optometrists to progress in their career. Whether it’s further clinical accreditations, pre-reg supervision, ILM or Pathway that interest you, our Partners are keen to support you every step of the way.


Chatham has excellent transport links and can be easily accessed by road from areas of Kent, South London, East London and Essex in less than an hour, and is only 40 minutes via train from Central London.


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

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

For more information or to apply, please contact Luke Taylor at Specsavers Recruitment Service on 07375968147 or luke.taylor1@specsavers.com.



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