Position: Senior Optometrist
Location: Exeter
Salary: up to £65,000 + £10,000 Joining Bonus (Terms apply) 

Working hours: Full time or Part time considered with flexibility including working alternate weekends
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


We are looking for talented and passionate Optometrist to join our Exeter store.

Do you want to experience all the benefits of the city, countryside, and seaside, all at the same time? Exeter’s location offers just that, being a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Dartmoor National Park and beautiful coastal locations, such as Sidmouth and Exmouth. Exeter also benefits from a bustling city centre, with an array of high-street names, quirky independent retailers, and eclectic cafés and restaurants. The city is extremely well connected to the rest of the country, boasting an airport and 3 main train stations, from which you can easily reach cities such as Bristol, London, and Birmingham.


Specsavers Exeter is a large store, over two floors.  The team are very friendly, supportive, and professional.  You also have the added bonus of being able to work across a further two stores.  This is a great opportunity for development and progression.  


About Specsavers:
Specsavers began 40 years ago with the vision of two optometrists, Doug, and Mary Perkins, who set out to provide best-value eyecare to everybody. Their passion for optometry has led Specsavers to become the largest privately-owned optical group in the world, delivering high-quality, affordable optical and hearing care. And it continues to shape the lives and experience of thousands of colleagues who are developing their careers with us across the globe. We are proud of how far we’ve come as a business, now we want to see you grow with us too.


Why Exeter?

  • Our friendly and supportive Directors have a wealth of experience and their team members have been with them for years; there’s plenty of knowledge to share.  
  • They are keen to talk to you to gain an understanding as to what you are looking for, they are happy to discuss packages to suit you and your lifestyle.
  • The directors offer encouragement and development.  They are keen to discuss individual development packages for your clinical and/or leadership skills.  Are you considering further clinical qualifications? Would you like to own your very own store one day?  If so, they will support you with this.   
  • Equipped with 9 test rooms, the latest clinical technology (including OCT), and a team of over 60 – which includes fully trained optical assistants, so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best. 
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Support with CET
  • Links with 3 other stores, within easy travel distance


Our Optometrists are an integral part of our store management team, so we’re keen to get you up to speed outside the test room too. With ILM courses, Pre-Reg supervision and the Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway) all available to explore. Along with your clinical expertise – this will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day.


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, I’d love to tell you more about it.  Please get in touch at Jakki.Whitehouse@specsavers.com, call me on 01566 788 644 / 07526 507 195 or drop me a WhatsApp message. 



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