Position: Optometrist
Location: Gravesend, Kent
Salary: Up to £65,000 depending on experience + uncapped performance related bonus scheme 

Working hours: Full time or part time with no late nights 
Experience level: This role is open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


Specsavers in Gravesend are looking for an ambitious Optometrist to join their community focused team. Whether you’re newly qualified or have years of experience, they are looking for someone who is passionate about their career and providing exceptional patient care.


Celebrating their 30th birthday last year, Specsavers in Gravesend are truly a pillar of the community, who often sponsor and attend local events. You will be joining a highly successful and experienced team of 40, some who have worked in the store for over 20 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.


This fantastic 7 test room store has all the latest clinical equipment including two OCT’s and Phoropters in every test room. The Directors are leading the way for clinical and professional progression, making Gravesend the perfect place to advance your career as they really encourage and support this.


The store is conveniently located in the Thamesgate Shopping Centre, there are excellent public transport links and if driving there is parking available at a discounted rate. Gravesend is located on the south bank of the Thames Estuary, near the town of Dartford and surrounded by the Kent countryside. It has direct train routes to London as well as quick access to the A2 and M25 – Gravesend really is perfect for those 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.


What’s on offer?

  • Up to £65,000 depending on experience
  • Uncapped performance related bonus scheme
  • 33 days annual leave plus your birthday off
  • Full time or part time with weekend flexibility
  • No late nights
  • Pension contribution
  • 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
  • Regular team events and team building evenings

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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