Position: Optometrist
Location: Springfield (Sainsburys), Chelmsford  
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + lucrative bonus scheme + travel expenses for commuters
Working hours: Full time or part time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist (newly qualified to experienced)

Specsavers in Springfield Sainsburys are looking for a forward-thinking, dynamic and clinically focussed Optometrist. Our experienced team use the very latest clinical technology which allows them to improve patient outcomes. Collectively we have a clear-sighted vision to transform eye health in our community. As our next Optometrist, you will have the opportunity to provide a first-class experience to every one of our patients.


At Specsavers in Springfield, we also appreciate that as committed as you are to Optometry, you have a personal life too, that’s why we can also offer flexibility when it comes to your working hours. Just talk to us about what you need, and we can make something work to make sure you have a healthy work-life balance!


What’s on Offer?

  • Up to £70,000 per annum
  • Lucrative bonus scheme based on performance
  • Expenses for commuters (to be discussed at interview)
  • Generous holiday allowance of 33 days
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Sainsburys store with 3 test rooms
  • Longstanding team – the three full time directors have been at Specsavers Springfield/Chelmsford for 10-15 years since their pre-reg!
  • Social team in store with many events that they attend with the Chelmsford team!
  • Free parking
  • Support with CPD
  • Exceptional clinical and professional development opportunities which the store promotes.
  • Access to cutting-edge clinical technology
  • 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


We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we would 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.   


About Springfield, Chelmsford

Chelmsford is a great place to live for several reasons, making it an attractive destination for residents. Here are some key factors contributing to its appeal:

  • Proximity to London: Chelmsford is conveniently located just 30 miles northeast of London, making it an ideal option for commuters.
  • Vibrant City Centre: Chelmsford boasts a lively city centre with a mix of modern amenities, historical landmarks, and charming streets. From shopping centres and restaurants to cafes, bars, and cultural venues, the city centre offers a vibrant and diverse atmosphere.
  • Education and Schools: Chelmsford is known for its excellent educational facilities, including primary and secondary schools, as well as higher education institutions like Anglia Ruskin University.
  • Green Spaces and Parks: Despite being a city, Chelmsford offers an abundance of green spaces and parks, providing residents with opportunities for outdoor activities, recreation, and relaxation. Hylands Park, Central Park, and numerous other green areas offer a respite from urban life.
  • Rich History: Chelmsford has a rich historical heritage, evident in its architecture and cultural sites. The Chelmsford Cathedral, Hylands House, and various museums showcase the city’s past and offer insights into its development over the years.
  • Community Spirit: Chelmsford has a strong sense of community, with numerous events, festivals, and social gatherings that bring people together. Residents often describe it as a friendly and welcoming place to live.
  • Transport Links: Beyond its proximity to London, Chelmsford benefits from good transport connections to other parts of Essex and the wider region. The A12 and A414 provide easy access to neighbouring towns and cities.

Overall, Chelmsford strikes a balance between city conveniences and a pleasant suburban lifestyle, making it an appealing destination for individuals and families alike.


What we’re looking for

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered and experienced Optometrist, we are also 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 and nurture future talent.


Find out more

For more information or to apply, please contact Connie Fazackerley at Specsavers Recruitment Service on 07526508358 or connie.fazackerley@specsavers.com 


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