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Optometrist: Cowbridge Vale of Glamorgan


Position: Optometrist

Location: Cowbridge Vale of Glamorgan

Salary: up to £65,000 depending on experience and Supervision

Working hours: Full Time or Part Time (open to discussing flexible working)

Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist. Please note – if required, we will help to support you with registration with NHS Wales and would fund WECS training


Specsavers in Cowbridge 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 Cowbridge where we deliver the very best in customer care.


This fantastic store has 3 testing rooms with all the most up to date equipment. Full and part time opportunity are on offer with flexible weekend working. They run 30 minute testing with 1 or 2 clinics per day.


What’s on offer?

  • Salary up to £65,000 per annum (depending on experience, qualifications- which may include MECS, prof cert or IP- and commercial performance)
  • Support with registration to NHS Wales 
  • Full or part time opportunity
  • 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
  • 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

Cowbridge rests between the sea and country the perfect place to unwind! This beautiful market town has much to offer from its sophisticated shops to its food festivals and its vast wealth of history. Cowbridge is located in the vale of Glamorgan only 12 miles west of the centra of Cardiff making transport easy.


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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