Position: Optometrist

Location: West Park Farm – Folkestone, Kent

Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum depending on experience

Working hours: Full time or part time – fully flexible with hours, tailored to your needs

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


How does working in one of the UK’s most desirable locations sound? Folkestone has recently been named as the best place to live in the southeast!


Specsavers in West Park Farm Sainsbury’s, Folkestone are looking for a driven Optometrist to join their community focused team, they are looking for someone who is passionate about their career and providing excellent patient care. Folkestone understands that you have a personal life too and with a focus on flexibility they can offer fully flexible contracts tailored to your needs. This could be full time, part time, school hours, term time or even no weekends!


The store opened in 2009 with the two current directors who have successfully grown a fantastic team, some of them have been there since day one with others celebrating their 15th anniversaries in the store! You would be joining a supportive and well-established team who enjoy regular social and training events. The store has 3 test rooms, all fully equipped with the latest clinical equipment and technology including OCT and Nidek Phoropters.


If you’re an experienced Optometrist who has previously supervised pre-reg’s or you would like to start supervising this could be the store to do it as Folkestone have a fantastic track record of developing pre-reg’s. Both store directors are leading from the front in terms of clinical and professional development and would encourage you to advance your career.


In addition to this role, we are also recruiting within our sister store in Folkestone, and you would have the opportunity to work between both stores which is what our current Optometrists do. Folkestone boasts 7 test rooms and 1 hear care room. All optical test rooms are fully equipped with the latest clinical equipment including an OCT, Henson 9000 Visual Field Screener and Nidek Phoropters in every room.


What’s on offer?

  • Up to £70,000 depending on experience
  • Flexible hours tailored to your needs
  • All working patterns considered including school hours and no weekends
  • 33 days annual leave plus your birthday off
  • Private medical and dental cover
  • Professional fees paid
  • Specsavers Perks – our discounted benefits scheme
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with IP, other higher accreditations, and Pathway
  • An extremely supportive team who are there to support and develop you
  • Access to the latest clinical technology and equipment
  • Support with CPD points
  • Free parking in West Park Farm or paid parking permit if working in Folkestone

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

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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