Position: Optometrist
Location: Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Salary: Excellent salary plus enhanced benefits
Working hours: Full or part-time working patterns available
Experience level: Open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


Specsavers are recruiting an additional optometrist in preparation for a brand-new store opening in Orkney! The ideal candidate would either be a newly qualified or established clinician that is looking to further their professional development within a supportive environment.


What’s on offer:

  • Competitive base salary with structured increases based on development and performance
  • Performance related bonus
  • Permanent or fixed term contracts
  • 30-minute test times
  • Flexible work patterns (will consider weeks on/weeks off), full or part time
  • Enhanced holiday allowance
  • Excellent clinical and professional development opportunities including Partnership!
  • Support with CPD
  • Access to the cutting-edge technology and equipment
  • Medical and Dental cover
  • Pension Contribution.


Become an optometrist at Specsavers in Orkney; a brand new store with a current and loyal patient base and the scope to expand! The directors have a great reputation for supporting staff progression and hold the very highest standards of care to staff and customers alike.  This is a great opportunity to live and work in Orkney, helping and caring for patients whilst experiencing some of the most beautiful wildlife and scenery in the world.


Our Store


The store is all on one floor, ensuring ease of access to all and boasts state of the art equipment such as OCT and phoropters. Additionally, we allow 30-minute test times and have additional staff in store to support after tests, giving you precious time with each patient in clinic.




Developing our team is at the heart of what we do. Our director is a highly experienced mentor and IP supervisor, holding additional qualifications including glaucoma certificates, so you’ll have the best possible support to undertake said courses. Additionally, there is the opportunity to progress to Partnership in store where you can run your own business!


 The Islands of Orkney


Situated in the farthest north coast of Scotland and regularly voted in the top two- three places to live in the UK, Orkney is an archipelago of more than seventy islands, boasting the most beautiful scenery and housing many species of wildlife. If ancient history is your thing, take time to visit the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae and other Neolithic sites including Maeshowe (a chambered burial tomb). Or time it right and witness with your own eyes, the world-famous Northern Lights.  You’ll find plenty of green space to explore or stay by the coast on our fantastic golden sand beaches where you can spot seals, dolphins, and whales. This truly is the perfect place to go for a work life balance that matters.

 What we’re looking for

You will 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 will be able to provide a unique blend of customer care and professional excellence; demonstrating 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

Interested? To find out more contact Emma Johnston: emma.johnston@specsavers.com 01566 770125




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