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Optometrist, Colchester, Essex


Position:     Optometrist

Location:    Colchester, Essex

Package:     Worth up to £85,000 (depending on experience)        

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?

  • Total package worth up to £85,000, comprising of:
    • Salary up to £67,000 (depending on experience)
    • Up to £5,000 joining bonus paid after successful completion of probation (terms apply)
    • Performance related bonus scheme
    • 33 days annual leave
    • Birthday leave – enjoy an additional paid day off work to celebrate you!
    • College fees (if supervising)
    • GOC fees paid
    • Private medical & dental cover
    • Clinical advancement opportunities e.g. Independent Prescribing, Professional Certificate in Glaucoma or Professional Certificate in Medical Retina
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities, including ILM and Pathway
  • Support with CPD
  • Access to the latest clinical state of the art and platinum level technology
  • Flexible working options and benefits
  • Part of the Great Place to Work scheme including enhanced maternity leave and Specsavers Perks 
  • Pension scheme- We will auto-enrol you into the pension scheme with an employer contribution when you contribute too
  • Eyecare and hearcare discounts – Great savings for you and your family on eyecare and hearcare in store
  • Electric vehicles salary sacrifice scheme (for employees earning over £30k)
  • Specsavers Perks- Your portal to a world of great everyday discounts and savings
  • WeCare- Employee support service to help you and your immediate family when need it most including Best Doctors second medical opinion service and 24/7 virtual GP
  • Complimentary subscription to the Headspace app – your personal guide to mindfulness, sleep, focus, movement and more


Our Leadership Team

We have 4 Optometry Directors within the store, collectively providing over 50 years of optometry experience.  We are very proud of our Pre-Reg programme and have enjoyed many years of success; our Principal Optometrist has over 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.


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.



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.


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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