Position: Optometrist

Location: Strood, Kent

Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience + £10,000 joining bonus (T&Cs apply) + performance related bonus

Working hours: Monday to Friday – full time and part time considered

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


Specsavers in Strood are looking for a driven Optometrist to join their community focused team. Whether you’re newly qualified or have years of experience, they are looking for someone who is passionate about their career and providing excellent patient care.


You will be joining a fully trained and experienced team including Optical Assistants, Dispensing Opticians, a regular Contact Lens Optician as well as a weekly audiology team meaning everyone is in place to let you focus on what you do best. The store opened in 2018 and consists of 2 test rooms, both fully equipped with the newest clinical technology including Nidek Retina DUO II OCT, Nidek and Frost automatic Phoropter in both rooms and Nidek Tonoref III to name a few.


Our directors in Strood are very keen advocators of clinical skills and are heavily involved in local NHS schemes including MECS, Repeat IOP and Post-Op Cataract Assessments. For Optometrists they believe development and career progression is key and will encourage the involvement of enhanced optical services, pre-reg supervision, role of Senior Optometrist and post graduate clinical qualifications.


 The directors have developed 5 members of the team who are now directors of their own stores in the last 5 years, they are currently supporting 3 Optometrists to complete their IP courses and most of the Optometrist team across their 4 stores have completed at least one post graduate course such as Medical Retina or Glaucoma. Could you be the next?  


Strood has 3 sister stores – Chatham, Gillingham and Hempstead Valley. All stores are owned by the same group of 4 directors who have a huge wealth of experience and would be able to offer incredible professional and clinical support and development.


What’s on offer?

  • Up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience
  • £10,000 joining bonus (T&Cs apply)
  • A strong performance related bonus scheme
  • Monday to Friday – full time or part time considered
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Professional fees paid
  • Private medical cover
  • Death in service
  • Specsavers Perks Plus
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with IP, Medical Retina and Glaucoma certificates
  • Access to the latest clinical technology and equipment
  • Paid parking permit
  • Tier 2 licensed sponsor

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.


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.


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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