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Optometrists (full and part time available) - Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
2 Nov 2021

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Multiple Practice
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specsavers, Shandwick Place are seeking Optometrists, at any level of experience, to join their team.   It's an exciting time to join Shandwick Place Specsavers after recently announcing a collaboration with two of the industry leading ophthalmologists which will allow the store to offer a complete package of patient care. 


Our experienced staff are committed to using high levels of cutting-edge diagnostic equipment including OCT, Eye-Refract, Hospital, DVLA grade fields analysers and much more.  As our next Optometrist you will have the opportunity to provide a first-class experience to every one of our patients.


The flagship store is situated in the west end of Edinburgh and only a few minutes’ walk from Edinburgh castle, princess street, Haymarket/Waverley train stations, and a few yards from the tram stop.   The directors between them hold 60 years’ experience and are committed to personal development both clinical, professional, and commercial. The store was given the title of "Dispensing Centre of Excellence" awarded by Specsavers Group! In addition, the store boasts 10 test rooms, an in-store glazing laboratory, and a high-profile contact lens business.   They have excellent connections with the local eye hospital & community shared care services.


What’s on Offer?

  • a basic salary of up to £60,000 plus £5000 welcome bonus 
  • a basic salary of up to £40,000 for newly qualified 
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • Phoropters in each testing room
  • Pre-Screening and Refraction completed for you prior to test
  • Close links with the local hospital, allowing a highly clinical focus
  • History of support with clinical and pathway progression 
  • Rigorous sanitising & cleaning regimes to maintain a safe environment 
  • Fixed term contracts and part time working options available, get in touch to find out more...

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 location

This position is located in the vibrant city of Edinburgh. With excellent transport links, it is not uncommon for people to commute from far and wide. There is something here for everyone: from shops, bars and restaurants to museums and parks for families to enjoy. As an Optometrist in Shandwick Place, your client base will be very diverse – but with plenty of familiar faces of course.


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.


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’re 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 opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Annon-Lee MacDonald on 07508 527 389 or


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