Position: Optometrist
Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
Salary: Total package worth up to £77,000 per annum depending on experience + £10,000 welcome bonus (T&Cs apply)

Working hours: Full time or part time – no late nights

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


We have an exciting opportunity for an Optometrist to join our state-of-the-art store in Eastbourne. You will join an excellent team of 55 highly trained optical professionals, some who have been working in the store for over 30 years!


Specsavers in Eastbourne relocated its premises in 2015 and spent over £1 million on the relocation and refurbishment. In November 2023 the store had a further refurbishment meaning you will be joining a store that looks and feels fresh, new, and modern with large windows allowing a lot of light in. The store boasts 9 test rooms all fully equipped with the highest and newest clinical technology including OCT, Nidek Phoropters, Trial Frames and LED Slit Lamps.


Eastbourne are a community-focused store who are dedicated to their customers and ensure they receive an excellent patient experience. We are looking for an Optometrist who is forward-thinking and ready to use their passion and knowledge to help build on our ever-growing and loyal customer base.


Our Eastbourne store is one of the top performing stores in the country as well as being Centre of Excellence accredited and a Platinum Employer.


Conveniently located in The Beacon Shopping Centre there are excellent transport links with Eastbourne Railway Station being a 5-minute walk as well as regular bus services if you’re driving there is parking available in the shopping centre car park and season passes can be purchased.


In addition to this role, we also have a fantastic opportunity within our sister store in Seaford and you would have the option of working between both stores which is what many of our Optometrists currently do. Seaford has 3 test rooms which are also equipped with the latest clinical equipment.


What’s on Offer?

  • Total package worth up to £77,000 per annum depending on experience
  • £10,000 welcome bonus (T&Cs apply)
  • 33 days annual leave per annum plus your birthday off
  • Parking available nearby
  • Professional fees paid
  • Flexible benefits package (can be tailored to your needs)
  • Specsavers Perks Plus – Perks is our discounted benefits scheme
  • Subscription to the “Headspace app”
  • WeCare: Confidential UK employee health and well-being support service
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CPD points
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • Opportunity to work across sister stores 

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.


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

You’ll need to be a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist with the drive, passion and the willingness to build upon our customer-focused culture. As part of our team, you’ll need to be able to provide a unique blend of customer care and professional excellence. You’ll need to demonstrate good attention to detail along with a passion for the community. Teamwork also forms a big part of our culture, so the ability to work well with others is essential.


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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