Optometrist - Durham

Competitive plus benefits
05 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Optometrist, Durham


Andy and Dermot understand the meaning of work hard, play hard. The good news is they are looking for a new Optometrist to join their team at Specsavers Durham and Arnison.

Andy and Dermot have both worked at other opticians before joining Specsavers. Andrew started as an OA with D&A and worked hard to become the director of a VE store before 10 years ago becoming the Director of Durham and opening Arnison this year with Dermot. Dermot did his pre-reg with Boots, has worked with the hospital and now working with a secondary care referral system for Specsavers Durham, which he joined as a director in 2016.

There is a lot of experience between the director team, which translates into how they run the store. They proudly offer an amazing range of clinical appointments, working closely with the Sunderland Eye Infirmary for referrals, in store MECs clinics and development and IP. They also understand that it is not all work and no play. Outside work commitments also come into consideration, if you need to work specific hours to match your hobbies, your family needs or simply your lifestyle, they understand and can work with you to get a work schedule that suits everyone.


What’s on offer?

  • Salary of up to £60,000 per annum
  • Welcome bonus of up to £10,000
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Flexible on when these are taken
  • High standard of latest equipment
  • IP optom in store, happy to train more
  • Regular team events
  • Professional fees covered
  • Pension contribution
  • Linked with local hospitals for addiitonal MECs clinics
  • Flexible working 
  • Chance to work across 2 stores, Durham (City Centre) and Arnison (Shopping Centre) 

Our Optometrists provide eye examinations and a contact lens service that meet high clinical standards as well as strict NHS guidelines. Equally, they provide every customer with clear advice and the peace of mind that comes with being in expert hands. To be part of our team, you’ll need to provide the same unique blend of customer care and professional excellence – which will make a big impact on the store’s overall success.

As an experienced professional, you’ll be an expert at putting people at ease and welcoming customers with a naturally personable approach. You will talk customers through the eye examination process and talk through their options with them. What’s more, you must be passionate about what you do with an aptitude for organisation – which means you keep accurate records and always have up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in your field.

This position will take you into the vibrant and cultured City of Durham. With excellent transport connections to, it is not uncommon for people to commute from far and wide to be part of such a colourful place. Not only is the town brimming with beautiful views and historical buildings, it is perfect for families, as well as playing host to fantastic night-life. As an optometrist in Durham your client base comes with great variety, range, and plenty of familiar faces of course. In this large, fast-paced store there is never a dull moment.


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.


Find out more

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Annon-Lee MacDonald on 07508527389 or annonlee.macdonald@specsavers.com

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