Position: Optometrist
Location: NEW STORE OPENING MARCH 2024 – Porthmadog, North Wales
Salary: Up to £60,000 depending on experience plus up to £10,000 Golden Hello

Working hours: Full or part time working patterns considered. No late nights or Sunday working

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


Specsavers in Porthmadog, a BRAND-NEW store opening in March 2024, are looking for a clinically driven Optometrist to join them on a full or part time basis. The focus at this store, is about pulling together and working as a team to ensure that our valued patients have an excellent experience. Upon joining our team, you will have access to the very latest equipment, including Nidek OCT and Nidek auto-phoropters right at your fingertips.  We have a clear-sighted vision to transform eye health in our community. As our next Optometrist you will have the opportunity to provide a first-class experience to every one of our patients.


What’s on Offer?

  • Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience
  • Up to £10,000 Golden Hello (terms apply)
  • No late nights or Sundays working
  • Alternate Saturdays off
  • Full or part time hours considered and flexible working
  • Free parking at rear of store
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year (pro rata)
  • GOC fees paid
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Access for all store employees to our discounted benefits scheme
  • WeCare- WeCare looks after your wellbeing with a 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance, plus much more. Using your phone, tablet or desktop, you and your family have 24/7 access to thousands of experts, all from the comfort of your own home.
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CPD points


We are passionate about the clinical & professional development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we want to support you every step of the way. Through open conversations and regular 1-2-1’s, we will work together to tailor-make a career that suits you. There are so many areas to explore; from WOPEC qualifications and independent prescribing to paediatric accreditations or enhanced optical services, ILM courses, Pre-Reg supervision and the Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway). Along with your clinical expertise – this will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day. Whatever your ambitions, we’ll do everything we can to help you be the best you can be.


Our location

We’re located in the picturesque harbour town of Porthmadog known for its rich maritime history and quaint shops and restaurants. Nestled on the edge of Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn Peninsula, you will be located just a short walk away from some of the finest scenery in Wales.  Dog walkers, hikers, cyclists… you WOULD want to live and work here.


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 be part of the team and assist in driving our practice forward.


Find out more

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




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