Location: Barnsley, Yorkshire
Salary: Competitive (Depending on experience)
Working hours: Full or Part time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist
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.
Specsavers in Barnsley are looking for an ambitious and talented Optometrist. We recognise that our people are the key to our success. That’s why, at Specsavers in Barnsley, we do everything we can to ensure our team get the best from us too – from market-leading training, access to cutting-edge technology and a personal development plan built around you. Become our next Optometrist at Specsavers in Barnsley – a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and unparalleled support.
This role will be based primarily at Barnsley with some requirement to work in our South Elmsall and Wombwell sister stores.
What’s on Offer?
• Outstanding annual salary based on
• A highly-rewarding performance-based bonus scheme
• Private health and dental cover
• GOC and college fees
• Pension contribution
• Support with CET – we run our own sessions in store
• Exceptional clinical and professional development opportunities
• Access to cutting-edge clinical technology such as OCT in all three stores
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, early finishes, we’re open to making it work – but let’s talk about that later.
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 8 test rooms in Barnsley, 2 in South Elmsall, and 3 in Wombwell, the latest clinical technology (including OCT), and a team of 60 across all 3 stores – which includes fully trained optical assistants, so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best. 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.
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
Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist, we are 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.
Find out more
If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Katie Cunningham on 01566 771892 or email@example.com.