Position: Optometrist
Location:  Gravesend
Total package up to £80,000 (depending on experience)

Working hours:  Full time or Part time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist

£2,500 joining bonus paid after successful completion of probation (terms apply)


Specsavers in Gravesend are looking for an experienced Optometrist to join them. The focus at this store, is about pulling together and working as a team to ensure that our valued patients have an excellent experience. Become our new Optometrist at Specsavers in Gravesend – a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and the very highest standards of customer care.


What’s on Offer?

  • Total package up to £80,000 (depending on experience) 
  • £2,500 joining bonus paid after successful completion of probation (terms appy)
  • Uncapped performance related bonus scheme 
  • Full or part time role available – we are also open to discussing flexible working
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year (including bank holidays)
  • Pension contribution
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • WeCare- UK confidential employee helpline
  • Specsavers Perks – Perks is our discounted benefits scheme, which helps you to save money on a range of products and services like travel, home, motoring and health and leisure
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CPD points
  • GOC fees and college fees paid
  • Access to the latest clinical technology including 2 OCTs


We’re fully equipped with 7 test rooms, the latest clinical technology (including 2 OCTs), and a team of 45 – which includes fully trained optical assistants, dispensing opticians, and a contact lens optician – so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best.


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

We’re located in the maritime town of Gravesend, –perfect for people who want to be based close to the hustle and bustle of London while still being able to enjoy the beautiful countryside and historic villages that Kent has to offer. Gravesend is set just off both the M2 and M25, so It’s easy to get to by car as well as being well connected by regular trains/buses. You can also benefit from being an easy commute from some beautiful areas including Folkestone, which Is only 48 minutes by train!


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

For more information or to apply, please contact Luke Taylor at Specsavers Recruitment Service on 07375968147 or luke.taylor1@specsavers.com




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