Position: Optometrist

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Salary: Up to £65,000 pro rata per annum plus a performance bonus up to £8,000 depending on experience

Working hours: Part time – 2 or 3 days per week with weekend flexibility

Experience level: This role is open to experienced Optometrists who are able to supervise and who are registered with the GOC


We are looking for an ambitious and talented Optometrist to join our highly successful store in Portsmouth. You will be working alongside a well-established and experienced team of optical professionals, including a Contact Lens Optician, Dispensing Optician, and fully trained Optical Assistants.


Specsavers in Portsmouth relocated to a brand-new premises in August 2023 meaning you will be working in an immaculate, fresh, and modern environment. The store boasts 7 test rooms all fully equipped with the latest clinical equipment including Nidek Phoropters in every room and an OCT.


Portsmouth are a community focused store dedicated to ensuring that every one of our customers receives an excellent patient experience. We have a fantastic reputation for progression, whether that is clinical or professional, making Portsmouth the perfect place to advance your career.


What’s on Offer?

  • An annual salary of up to £65,000 pro rata depending on experience
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme up to £8k 
  • Part time hours – 2 or 3 days with weekend flexibility
  • No late nights
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CPD points
  • Access to the latest clinical technology
  • An active Tier 2 sponsor
  • Opportunity to work across sister stores


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.



Portsmouth is the great waterfront City in Hampshire. It’s packed with world-class attractions, fantastic things to do and a year-round programme of events. Come and work close to the UK’s only island city, explore miles of coastline and centuries of history. Sailing, surfing, hiking, and mountain biking all possible within a few miles of the city. 


Portsmouth benefits from two train stations with regular services into London Waterloo, the Southwest, and the North. The M27 links to the M3 and provides convenient access to the length of the Southeast.


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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