Position: Optometrist

Location: Dover, Kent

Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum depending on experience + £10,000 joining bonus (T&Cs apply) + performance related bonus

Working hours: Full time or part time with weekend flexibility

Experience level: This role is open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


Specsavers in Dover are looking for an ambitious Optometrist to join their highly successful and well-established team on a full or part time basis. Whether you’re newly qualified or have years of experience, we are looking for someone who is passionate about the industry and the development of their career both clinically and professionally.


Celebrating their 30th birthday later this year, our Dover store sits in a prime location and is firmly embedded within the local community. You will be joining an experienced team of 20, some who have worked in the store for over 25 years! Within the team there are fully trained Optical Assistants, Dispensing Opticians and Contact Lens Opticians meaning everyone is in place to let you focus on what you do best.


In October 2023 the store had a full refurbishment meaning you will be working in a modern, fresh, and bright environment. Dover has 4 test rooms and is fully equipped with the latest clinical technology including OCT, Nidek Phoropters, Zeiss Clarus ultra-widefield camera as well as a Humphrey Field Analyser for DVLA screening.


The store directors are leading the way for clinical and professional progression, making Dover the perfect place to advance your career as they will support you through Professional Certificates in Glaucoma, Medical Retina, and IP or if you would like to be a director yourself one day, they are best placed to support you with this journey.


Dover really is a unique place, where coast meets country, beauty meets history and England meets the Continent. It is a historic town with the medieval Dover Castle which overlooks the town and houses the extensive Secret Wartime Tunnels. Our store is conveniently located on Biggin Street which has great public transport links and if driving there is free parking available at the store. Dover also has direct high-speed trains from London St Pancras International which takes 1h 6m.


What’s on offer?

  • Up to £70,000 per annum depending on experience
  • £10,000 joining bonus (T&Cs apply)
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme
  • Full time or part time with weekend flexibility
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Private medical and dental cover
  • Professional fees paid
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with Professional Certificates in Glaucoma, Medical Retina & IP
  • Access to the latest clinical technology and equipment
  • Support with CPD points
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline
  • Free parking at store  

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, the right person for this position will be confident, possess a strong worth ethic and a willingness to succeed. You’ll be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced environment. We are looking for an Optometrist who will go the extra mile for our customers and someone who encourages their colleagues to do the same. In summary, we’re looking for a high calibre resident Optometrist to join us and assist in driving this excellent practice forward.


Find out more

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Lauren Singh on 07549 210919 or email lauren.singh@specsavers.com


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