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Optometrist, Colchester, Essex

 

Position:              Optometrist

Location:             Colchester, Essex

Salary:                 Up to £67,000 + performance related bonus + £10,000 Joining Bonus + benefits

Hours:                 Full time or Part time

Experience:        You must be a GOC registered Optometrist 

 

We’re looking for an Optometrist, with vision and purpose, to join Specsavers in Colchester.  We are expanding our team! Become part of something brilliant.

Specsavers in Colchester will provide you with a friendly, supportive working environment; we want you to enjoy coming to work every day.

 

What you’ll be doing day to day

  • Using your passion for your patients and your profession, deliver a memorable customer journey
  • Bringing your vibrant personality into the day to day running of the practice – setting high standards to ensure everything runs professionally, upholding the highest possible standard of clinical care, selecting the best products for each customer
  • Build trusted, longstanding relationships – not only with colleagues and customers but with healthcare professionals in the local community
  • Listening to our customers providing the right, up to date information at all times

 

What’s on Offer?

  • Basic salary £67,000 (depending on experience)
  • £10,000 Joining Bonus paid after successful completion of probation (terms apply)
  • Flexible working options and benefits
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme (earn up to an additional £2,500 per annum)
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year + one dedicated paid day off for your birthday
  • Part of the Great Place to Work scheme including enhanced maternity leave and Specsavers Perks 
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • £220 retail value worth of eyecare products every year
  • Professional fees covered by the store
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities, including ILM and Pathway
  • Clinical advancement opportunities e.g. Independent Prescribing, Professional Certificate in Glaucoma or Professional Certificate in Medical Retina
  • Support with CPD
  • Access to the very latest technology, including OCT
  • 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

 

Our Leadership Team

We have 5 Optometry Directors within the store, collectively providing 75 years of optometry experience.  We are very proud of our Pre-Reg programme and have enjoyed many years of success; our Principal Optometrist has 15 years’ experience.

 

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.

 

Your career development will be mapped and documented, targeting your career aspirations, and aligned to your clinical development.  Your growth will become our store legacy and an inspiration to our Pre-Reg Optometrists of the future.

 

We can offer a number of flexible working options including part time and condensed hours to suit our colleagues.  What’s not to love about this opportunity?

 

About Colchester

Having once been Britain’s First City and the former capital of Roman Britain Colchester’s rich history dates back over 2000 years. In 2022, Colchester was gifted modern city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  As well as being steeped in history, Colchester is also a thriving, modern destination with first class visitor attractions as well as fantastic places to eat, drink and shop, and of course, work.

 

Location

Colchester is in the East of England within the county of Essex. Situated close to the coast in East Anglia it is on the border with Suffolk and around 50 miles North-East of London. Colchester can be reached from London in under an hour by train from Liverpool Street Station, or by taking the A12 if driving. It is close to both London Stanstead and London Southend Airports as well as Harwich International Port for Ferry Travel.

 

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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