Position: Optometrist

Location: Maidstone, Kent

Salary: Total package worth up to £80,000 per annum depending on experience

Working hours: Full time or part time with alternate Saturdays

Experience level: This role is open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


Specsavers in Maidstone are looking for an ambitious Optometrist to join their highly successful and well-established team on a full or part time basis. Whether you’re newly qualified or have years of experience, we are looking for someone who is passionate about the industry and the development of their career both clinically and professionally.


Maidstone first opened its doors in 1992 before relocating its premises in 2016 to the incredible state-of-the-art store they are in today. In October 2023 the store had a further refurbishment meaning you will be joining a store that looks and feels fresh, modern, and new. Maidstone boasts 14 optical test rooms and 2 hearcare rooms all fully equipped with the highest and newest clinical technology including 2 OCTs, Nidek Phoropters in every room as well as the impressive Zeiss Clarus ultra-widefield camera.


You will join a committed and loyal team of 75 highly skilled optical professionals who work together to ensure our patients receive an excellent experience. Within the team there are experienced Contact Lens Opticians, Dispensing Opticians, trained Optical Assistants as well as Clinical Technicians meaning everyone is in place to let you focus on what you do best.


If you’re looking for clinical and/ or professional development, then Maidstone is the place to be! The directors are leading from the front in terms of progression and will encourage you to advance your career whilst also supporting with 100% of the costs for Professional Certificates in Glaucoma, Medical Retina, and IP.


In addition to this role, we also have a fantastic opportunity within our sister store in Larkfield Sainsbury’s and you would have the option of working between both stores which is what many of our Optometrists currently do. Larkfield opened in 2018, has 3 test rooms which are also equipped with the latest clinical equipment.


What’s on offer?

  • Total package worth up to £80,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Alternating Saturdays
  • 33 days annual leave plus your birthday off
  • Full time or part time hours considered
  • Private medical and dental cover
  • Professional fees paid
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with 100% of the costs for Professional Certificates in Glaucoma, Medical Retina & IP
  • Access to the latest clinical technology and equipment
  • Support with CPD points
  • Specsavers Perks – our discounted benefits scheme
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline
  • Tier 2 licensed sponsor
  • Parking nearby to store  


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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