What you'll do

Specsavers in St Austell are looking for a new Optometrist. On the back of substantial and on-going growth, we’re seeking an ambitious and talented Optometrist to join our dynamic team at Specsavers in St Austell. Be part of our continued success at one of the leading opticians in this fantastic area.

 

About us:
Specsavers began more than 35 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 in 10 countries. 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.

 

What’s on Offer?

  • A generous annual salary (depending on experience)
  • Up to £10k joining bonus
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme 
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CET 

 

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.  

Our Optometrists are an integral part of our store management team, so we’re keen to get you up to speed outside the test room too. With ILM courses, Pre-Reg supervision and the Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway) all available to explore. Along with your clinical expertise – this will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day.

 

We’re fully equipped with 5 test rooms, the latest clinical technology, and a team of around 25 – which includes fully trained optical assistants, so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best. 

We offer enhanced clinical services including: cataract appointments, OHT, and GAT. We always aim to be the very best we can be – both clinically and in terms of customer service. Our experienced, diverse and friendly team are always on hand to offer support and take care of patient’s needs, meaning that as our new Optometrist, you can focus on offering a first-class sight test to our loyal customers.  

 

About St Austell:

St Austell is the perfect base for exploring all that Cornwall has to offer. Home to renowned attractions such as the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, you’ll never have to look too far for something to do. With some of the counties finest beaches, including Carlyon Bay, Par Sands and Petewan Sands, and the pretty harbour towns of Fowey and Mevagissey, within short driving distance, St Austell really is the place to be in time for Summer!

St Austell is only 15 a minute drive from Truro, 1 hour from Plymouth and is on the mainline to London Paddington. Newquay airport is only 30 minutes down the road, with direct flights to London, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Scotland and Ireland.

 

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.
 

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. 
 

Find out more
If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Catherine Fairbanks on 01566 770 229 or catherine.fairbanks@specsavers.com

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