Position: Optometrist
Location: Thame
Salary: up to £65,000 per annum (pro rata) + bonus + excellent package
Working hours: Full or Part Time – No Late Nights
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


Thame is a vibrant and active market town in Oxfordshire. It has picturesque scenery and stunning walks amongst areas of natural beauty. The town’s combination of historic architecture and modern amenities also makes it a unique and attractive place to work and live with an abundance of boutique shops and restaurants. There are strong links with the media industry and Thame is famous with its link to Robin Gibb whose family still support the area.


Specsavers Thame are looking for a passionate Clinical Optometrist to join their team. We are a successful community-focused practice dedicated to ensuring that every one of our customers receives an excellent patient experience. We have a great reputation for providing the highest standards of customer care. We also value a collaborative, supportive work environment that encourages continuous learning with a relaxed ‘Independent’ vibe.


Our new practice was established only 2 years ago and all 3 testing rooms are equipped with the latest Keeler and Nidek equipment and IT system. We have a strong clinical support team in place that helps the practice run like clockwork


Not only do we have the latest equipment, but the directors are always there for you and will support progression both clinically and professionally. Our ophthalmic director, Nishita Chauhan, has been with Specsavers for 15 years, supporting pre-regs, WOPEC assessing, higher qualifications and with first-hand experience in the progression Specsavers can offer. Our retail director, Neil, has also been with Specsavers for over 10 years.


What’s on Offer?

  • Up to £65,000 per annum (pro rata)
  • Generous monthly bonus scheme
  • Will consider full or part time
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year
  • Birthday Leave
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Friends and Family discount scheme, Specsavers Perks
  • Sponsorship/funding to attain higher qualifications including Professional Certificates, Independent Prescribing, ILM and Pathway
  • Support with CPD points and practice events
  • Fantastic links with the local New Medica
  • Practice will offer MECS, GRR and Post-Cataract appointments
  • 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
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • Free parking close to the store
  • Conveniently located just off the M40, offering excellent travel links from London and Birmingham


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



With a focus on flexibility, we are open to full-time and part-time applicants and will consider any working pattern to suit you. So, whether you need condensed hours, no weekend work, or no late finishes, we are open to making it work.


What we’re looking for
Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist, we are searching for someone who shares our practice’s ethos. Someone who wants to grow, develop and offer exceptional clinical 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 resident Optometrist to join us, be part of the team and assist in driving our practice forward.


Find out more

For more information or to apply, please contact Katie Francome at Specsavers Recruitment Service on 01566 771 892 or katie.francome@specsavers.com .


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