Position: Optometrist

Location: Launceston

Salary: Up to £65,000 + £10,000 joining bonus + £8,000 relocation assistance (terms apply)

Working hours: Full time or Part time hours considered – flexible on your needs and requirements.

Fixed Term Contracts also considered.

Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist.


At Specsavers Launceston we have a unique opportunity for a qualified Optometrist, to join our team and undertake a fully funded MSc Advanced Clinical Practice in Ophthalmology with University of Plymouth. This role provides an opportunity to develop your clinical practice to an advanced level, gain industry recognised qualifications along the way and take part in the numerous enhanced and shared care schemes we have commissioned in our practice.


Specsavers in Launceston are looking for a forward-thinking Optometrist. We recognise that our people are the key to our success. That’s why, at Specsavers in Launceston, we do everything we can to ensure our team get the best from us too – from market-leading training, access to cutting-edge technology and a personal development plan built around you. Become our next Optometrist at Specsavers in Launceston – a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and unparalleled support.


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.


Why Launceston?  

  • Launceston sits on the border between Devon and Cornwall and is easily commutable from several thriving towns and cities including Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, Tavistock and Bodmin as well as many beautiful beaches. It is within an hour’s drive of Exeter and Newquay airports, which offer both domestic and international flights.  Set amidst rolling countryside Launceston is conveniently situated between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and within easy reach of the north and south Cornish coasts – the town lies just off the A30 – and motorway links to the Southwest and Cornwall are excellent. 
  • Our friendly and supportive Directors have a wealth of experience and want nothing more than to support and develop their staff to being the very best they can be, utilising courses and even supporting you through a master’s degree.
  • The directors offer encouragement and development.  They are keen to discuss individual development packages for your clinical and/or leadership skills.  Are you considering further clinical qualifications? Would you like to own your very own store one day?.  If so, they will support you with this too.   
  • 25-minute test times and equipped with the latest clinical technology (including OCT).
  • They are keen to talk to you to gain an understanding as to what you are looking for, they are happy to discuss a tailor-made package to suit you and your lifestyle.


More benefits working for Launceston:

  • Paid family leave (terms apply)
  • A strong performance-based bonus
  • Inclusion in wider team incentives
  • Car parking permit
  • Opportunity to support and supervise pre-reg optometrists.
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities- happy to support with ILM/pathway for Directorship.

  • Support with CPD points 

  • GOC fees paid for

  • 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


Our store


Equipped with 6 test rooms, each is fully equipped with the latest clinical technology; we have been using OCT since 2008. We offer a range of enhanced clinical services including post cataract, MECS, IOP refinement, OHT & stable glaucoma monitoring, glaucoma follow-up and OCT image diagnostics. We always aim to be the very best we can be – both clinically and in terms of customer service. Our experienced, diverse, and friendly team are always on hand to offer support and take care of patient’s needs, meaning that as our new Optometrist, you can focus on offering a first-class sight test to our loyal customers.  Rachel, one of our store partners, has close working ties with Plymouth University, supporting the supervision of 3rd Year Optometry Students.  You are guaranteed to receive the very best training and development under her guidance.


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, 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. 




Belonging at Specsavers

Our commitment to diversity and to inclusion is to have an inclusive culture where everyone feels welcome, valued and proud to belong.

Is this you? Great!

Watch film