Position: Optometrist

Location: Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Salary: Up to £60,000 depending on experience PLUS up to £10,000 joining bonus to be paid after successful completion of probation (terms apply)

Working hours: Full or part-time working patterns available

Experience level: Open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


If required, we will help to support you with registration with NHS Wales and would fund WECS training


Located on the north coast of Wales and overlooking the Irish Sea, Colwyn Bay is a town and seaside resort situated in Conwy County Borough, which is about a 40-minute drive from Chester. Although it falls within the historic county of Denbighshire, Colwyn Bay has grown significantly over time to become the second-largest community and business centre in the northern part of Wales, as well as the 14th largest in the country.


We are are looking for a qualified Optometrist to join the team. Our experienced team use the very latest clinical technology which allows them to improve patient outcomes. We’re a community-focused store dedicated to ensuring that every one of our customers receives an excellent patient experience. We’re seeking an Optometrist ready to use their passion and knowledge to help us build on our ever-growing and loyal customer base. Join us at Specsavers in Colwyn Bay where we deliver the very best in customer care.


What’s on offer?

  • Salary up to £60,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Up to £10,000 joining bonus to be paid after successful completion of probation (terms apply)
  • Support with registration to NHS Wales and will fully fund WECS training if required
  • Full or part time opportunities available
  • Open to discussing flexible working
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year (including bank holidays)
  • Private health cover
  • Pension contribution
  • GOC & College Fees paid
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress to Pathway/Partnership – even if you haven’t been a manager before, we can equip you with the tools to have every success in being one!
  • Support with CPD points
  • 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
  • Free parking
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT


We are passionate about the clinical & professional development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we want to support you every step of the way. Through open conversations and regular 1-2-1’s, we will work together to tailor-make a career that suits you. There are so many areas to explore; from WOPEC qualifications and independent prescribing to paediatric accreditations or enhanced optical services, ILM courses, Pre-Reg supervision and the Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway). Along with your clinical expertise – this will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day. Whatever your ambitions, we’ll do everything we can to help you be the best you can be.


Our location


This position is located in the seaside town of Colwyn Bay. Located adjacent to the train station, and just off the A55, Colwyn Bay is easily accessible from Chester to Bangor and everywhere in between! As an Optometrist in Colwyn Bay, your client base will be very diverse – but with plenty of familiar faces of course.


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

Interested? To find out more contact Emma Johnston: emma.johnston@specsavers.com 01566 770125



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