Optometrist (with potential for Partnership) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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Have you ever wondered whether there is a place offering a better quality of life for yourself, and if applicable, your family?  Shetland Islanders are known for being welcoming to newcomers relocating to the Islands, and Lerwick boasts a friendly, safe and supportive community, with first rate education, culture, wide open spaces, locally sourced products to allow sustainable living, surrounded by sea, wildlife, and occasionally the northern lights?  What is not to love?  In addition, the Island offers excellent transport links to the mainland and even Norway for weekend excursions.  If you’re ready for a healthy work life balance, this role may be just the ticket!


Joining our team at Specsavers Lerwick, you will be offered immediate training and progression opportunities.  In fact, if you are an experienced optometrist, there is an immediate option for you to move quickly into a Partnership role!   The store is highly successful and holds a great reputation for staff progression and the very highest standard of customer care.  


If you’re not sure about the big move just yet, but keen to explore, we can offer 12 or 24-month fixed term contracts with flexible working pattens, to allow you to return home for longer periods.  We appreciate working in the Shetland Islands takes a bold move, and so we are happy to be extremely flexible in order to help make that all important decision.


As well as a competitive annual salary we also offer:

£15,000 welcome bonus

A highly rewarding performance-based bonus scheme 
Health and dental cover
Pension contribution
Support with CET
Exceptional clinical and professional development opportunities
Access to cutting-edge clinical technology such as OCT

Plus, more Specsavers benefits….


Our store
We’re equipped with 2 test rooms, cutting-edge technology, up-to-date ophthalmic equipment and a strong team of retail staff - including optical assistants trained in pre- and post-screening, so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best. 


What we’re looking for
Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist, the right person for this position will be confident, possess a strong worth ethic and a willingness to succeed. You’ll be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced environment. We are looking for an Optometrist who will go the extra mile for our customers and someone who encourages their colleagues to do the same. In summary, we are looking for a high calibre resident Optometrist to join us and assist in driving this excellent practice forward.

Find out more…

If you like the sound of this exciting opportunity, get in touch.  Contact Annon-Lee MacDonald on 07508527389 or annonlee.macdonald@specsavers.com

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