Position: Optometrist
Location: Grays/Lakeside/Chafford Hundred, Essex
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + £8,000 relocation bonus + lucrative bonus scheme 
Working hours: Full time or part time (at least 3 days per week)
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist (newly qualified to experienced)

Specsavers across the Grays/Lakeside/Chafford Hundred network are looking for a forward-thinking, dynamic and clinically focussed Optometrist. Our experienced team use the very latest clinical technology which allows them to improve patient outcomes. Collectively 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?

  • Up to £60,000 depending on experience
  • £8,000 relocation bonus if you are moving to the area
  • Lucrative bonus scheme based on performance
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Pension contribution
  • Medical & Dental
  • The opportunity to work across the store network: Grays/Lakeside/Chafford Hundred
  • Immaculate stores with all the latest and state of the art technology
  • Free parking at Chafford Hundred & Lakeside
  • An array of amenities nearby
  • Support with CET
  • Exceptional clinical and professional development opportunities which the store promotes, including pathway


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.   


Why live or move to the local area?

  1. Proximity to London: These stores are located in the London commuter belt, making it an attractive option for those who enjoy regular visits to London but prefer a more affordable and suburban lifestyle.
  2. Transportation: There are railway stations with regular services to London and other major towns in Essex and Kent. The M25 motorway is also nearby, facilitating travel by car.
  3. Affordability: Compared to living in Central London, property prices in Grays and the surrounding areas are generally more affordable. This can make it an attractive option for individuals and families looking for more space and value for their money.
  4. Education: There are an excellent range of schools, including primary and secondary schools, providing education options for families. Nearby colleges and universities also offer higher education opportunities.
  5. Natural Beauty: Grays is situated along the River Thames and offers picturesque waterfront views. Nearby green spaces like Chafford Gorges Nature Park and Belhus Woods Country Park provide opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation.
  6. Local Amenities: Grays has a variety of shops, restaurants, and amenities to meet daily needs. Lakeside Shopping Centre, one of the largest shopping centers in the UK, is also nearby, offering a wide range of retail and dining options.
  7. Community and Culture: Grays has a vibrant community and cultural scene, with local events, clubs, and organizations that provide opportunities for social engagement and enrichment.
  8. Safety: Essex, in general, is known for its relatively low crime rates, which can contribute to a sense of safety and security for residents.


What we’re looking for

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered and experienced Optometrist, we are also 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 and nurture future talent.


Find out more

For more information or to apply, please contact Adina Mcilvar at Specsavers Recruitment Service on 07983 682069 / 01566 770229 or adina.mcilvar@specsavers.com

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