Position: Optometrist

Location: Shirley, Southampton

Salary: Up to £65,000 depending on experience + bonus 

Working hours: Full time or part time 

Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist – NQ and experienced applicants welcome 


Specsavers in Shirley are looking for an experienced Optometrist to join them. The focus at this store, is about pulling together and working as a team to ensure that our valued patients have an excellent experience. Become our new Optometrist at Specsavers in Shirley – a successful store with a great reputation for staff progression, clinical or professional, and the very highest standards of customer care.


What’s on Offer?

  • A competitive annual salary of up to £65,000 depending on experience
  • Uncapped performance related bonus earning up to £9,600 per year
  • Excellent holiday allowance of 33 days
  • Your Birthday off
  • Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • GOC & College fees paid for
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CPD
  • Tier 2 sponsorship in place 
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • Specsavers Enhanced Perks – Perks is our discounted benefits scheme.

  • Subscription to the “Headspace” App

  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline


We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we would 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.



Shirley is a former village located on the western side of Southampton with its focus of the area being retail and residential. Specsavers Shirley is a 10-minute drive from Southampton Central train station. There is also a direct bus link from Southampton station to Shirley Specsavers which takes 15 minutes.


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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