Position: Optometrist

Location: Port Talbot, South West Wales

Salary: Up to £65,000 depending on experience

Working Hours: Full and part-time working patterns considered

Requirements: Open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


Come and join our accomplished team as an Optometrist at Specsavers Port Talbot, where we are at the height of customer care. Join us and help work to ensure every single one of our customers receives the very best patient experience. We’re community-focused and we need someone ready to use their passion, skills and experience to build on our ever-growing and loyal customer base.


Our Optoms are usually an integral part of our store management team, so we’re keen to get you up to speed with management responsibilities. With ILM courses, pre-reg supervision and Specsavers Partnership Pathway available, we can guide you on your way to becoming a great leader. This – along with your clinical expertise – will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day.


We’re dedicated to our customers, but what really makes this role stand out is that we offer a workplace with a difference – where people grow both personally and professionally.


 What’s on Offer?

  • Basic salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Pre-reg supervision opportunity
  • Support with CPD
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • FREE parking


We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we want to support you with extra courses and specialisms that interest you. Whatever your ambitions, from WOPEC qualifications and independent prescribing to paediatric accreditations or enhanced optical services, we’ll do everything we can to help you be the best clinician you can be. 


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.




It may be best known for its giant smoking steelworks but Port Talbot proved to be Britain’s property hot spot in 2021, figures show.  The industrial town saw average house prices rise by 7.5% during 2019 – almost five times the national average.

Cheap seafront houses and removing the Severn bridge tolls helped fuel the rise, according to local estate agents.


There is a direct train station from Port Talbot to London’s Paddington Station which takes a little over 2 1/2 hours and less than 20 minutes in to Swansea.


Interested? To find out more contact Emma Johnston: emma.johnston@specsavers.com 01566 770125







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