Optometrist (with immediate & future Partnership option) - Alnwick, Northumberland

Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
4 Nov 2021

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Due to successful promotion of Alnwick Specsaver's current Optometrist, who's become a Partner in one of our Specsavers stores, we are seeking an ambitious and talented Optometrist, with immediate option of Partnership, to join their dedicated team. With an outstanding package on offer, a £10,000 welcome bonus, beautiful surroundings, and much, much more, this truly is the opportunity of a lifetime.

You will join our dedicated team who ensure that every one of our customers receives an excellent patient experience. We’re seeking an Optometrist ready to use their passion and knowledge to help us build on our ever-growing and loyal customer base. Join us at Specsavers Alnwick where we deliver the very best in customer care.


On offer:

  • A basic salary of up to £70,000
  • A £10k welcome bonus for joining Specsavers
  • Partnership option
  • Full and Part time hours considered
  • A personalised perks package
  • Pension contributions
  • 33 day holiday entitlement
  • Professional fees covered
  • Private Parking
  • Pathway approved 

Our forward-thinking store continues to expand and provide the career development opportunities that come with such continued growth. We’re equipped with 3 test rooms, cutting-edge technology such as OTC, up-to-date ophthalmic equipment and a team 16 members strong - including optical assistants trained in pre- and post-screening, so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best.  


We use state of the art optical equipment, including full automated systems and fundus photography. Particularly as we full behind your individual clinical progression, along with ILM Management courses and Joint Venture Pathway if you can see yourself becoming a Specsavers director one day!


The Area

Alnwick, Northumberland is famous for its castle and is where the first two Harry Potter movies and Downton Abbey were filmed. Alnwick is similar to Downton Abbey with the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland still living in the Castle! It is 4 miles in from the Northumberland Coastal route where you can visit amazing places from Bamburgh, Seahouses, Warkworth, Craster and many more. To the west is the amazing Northumberland National Park, where you can climb the Cheviot hills or visit waterfalls. The location makes this town the perfect base to easily travel to some of the larger surrounding cities. Newcastle Upon Tyne is just a 40-minute drive away, so if the best night out ever is for you, then you’re in the perfect place! Even better, a train journey from the city centre takes only 20 minutes! Edinburgh is also only a 1.5 hour drive away so you’re all set to get out and enjoy this amazing place to live.


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, who 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.


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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