Position: Optometrist
Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Salary: Up to £70,000 depending on experience + £10,000 joining bonus (T&Cs apply) + performance related bonus

Working hours: Full time or part time with weekend flexibility
Experience level: This role is open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


Specsavers in Haywards Heath are looking for a driven 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 excellent patient care.


Haywards Heath had a refurbishment in December 2023 meaning you will be working in a fresh and modern environment. The store has 4 test rooms, all fully equipped with the most up to date clinical equipment including OCT and Phoropters in every room. You will be joining a well-established and experienced team of 20 which includes Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians, Contact Lens Opticians and trained Optical Assistants meaning you have a strong team around you to let you focus on what you do best.


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. Our Directors are leading from the front in terms of clinical and professional development, making Haywards Heath the perfect place to advance your career in the way you want.

What’s on offer?

  • An annual salary of up to £70,000 depending on experience
  • £10,000 joining bonus (T&Cs apply)
  • Fantastic performance related bonus
  • Full time or part time role – no late nights
  • Weekend flexibility – alternate weekend day
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Your Birthday off
  • Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Family leave
  • Professional fees paid
  • Private medical and dental cover
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CPD points
  • Access to the latest clinical technology
  • Free parking

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.


Our location

We’re located in the well-connected town of Haywards Heath – perfect for people looking to escape out of the city without venturing too far afield. It is within an easy distance of major towns & cities including Brighton, London and Gatwick airport whilst benefitting from being a short commute from some beautiful countryside areas.

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

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, 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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