Position: Optometrist
Location: Hythe, Hampshire
Salary: Up to £75,000 + £10,000 joining bonus (T&Cs apply) + bonus and benefits  

Working hours: Full time or part time with weekend flexibility and no late nights 
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist.


We have an excellent opportunity for a driven Optometrist to join our thriving Hythe store. You will be joining a brand-new store, with an energetic team who work together to ensure our patients receive an excellent experience and you will also benefit from an engaging, supportive, and approachable leadership team.  You also have the benefit of a dual store, giving you the option of working at both Southampton and Hythe.


We are passionate about the clinical and professional development of our team, and as our new Optometrist we want to support you every step of the way. There are so many areas to explore; The Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway) as well as extra courses and specialisms that interest you.


Hythe is a small and friendly town, offering excellent local amenities from water sports clubs and cycling paths to quirky cafés and restaurants serving fresh seafood. 


What’s on offer?

  • An annual salary of up to £75,000 depending on experience.  
  • £10,000 joining bonus paid after successful completion of probation (T&Cs apply)
  • Fantastic performance bonus scheme
  • Extensive benefits package 
  • Full time or part time with weekend flexibility and NO late nights
  • Private mental and dental cover
  • Professional fees paid.
  • Great opportunity for progression and development
  • Opportunity for pre-registration supervision
  • Sick Pay
  • 33 days annual leave per annum
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Your birthday off
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities- happy to support with ILM/pathway for Directorship.
  • Support with CPD points 
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • Specsavers Enhanced Perks – Perks is our discounted benefits scheme.
  • Subscription to the “Headspace” App
  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline


What we’re looking for

Our Optometrists provide eye examinations and a contact lens service that meet high clinical standards as well as strict NHS guidelines. Equally, they provide every customer with clear advice and the peace of mind that comes with being in expert hands. To be part of our team, you’ll need to provide the same unique blend of customer care and professional excellence – which will make a big impact on the store’s overall success.


As a professional, you’ll be an expert at putting people at ease and welcoming customers with a naturally personable approach. You will talk customers through the eye examination process and talk through their options with them. What’s more, you must be passionate about what you do with an aptitude for organisation – which means you keep accurate records and always have up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in your field.


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.


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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