Newly qualified Optometrist - Stanley, County Durham

Up to £50,000 + £5,000 joining bonus + benefits
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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Position: Newly qualified Optometrist
Location: Stanley, County Durham 
Salary: Up to £50,000 + £5,000 joining bonus + benefits
Working hours: Full Time or Part Time / FTC considered 
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


Specsavers in Stanley are looking to expand their experienced clinical team with a Newly Qualified Optometrist who matches their values. There is an abundance of knowledge within the store and plenty of support availble to make sure you are able to focus on what you do best.  Many of the Optometrists are home grown, which creates a friendly and experience heavy team, with a passion for progression encouraged by the directors.


Based in the ex-mining town of Stanley, it is an easy commute from Newcastle or Durham and only 30 minutes from the coast or the countryside. There is plenty to keep you busy both during and out of working hours; work life balance is something the directors understand, so flexibility is key to making their stores work with happy employees. Ross and Jill know that life can get in the way of working conventional hours, or you may have a passionate hobby that you wish to spend more time working on, which is why they are open to discussion on working pattern that suits your lifestyle best.


What’s on Offer?

  • A base salary of up to £50,000
  • A salary increase to £60,000 after serving 12 months in store
  • £5,000 Welcome Bonus
  • Full-Time or Part-Time working available, with flexibility
  • Regular team events spread throughout the year
  • An individual personal development plan to support your progression path of choice
  • Pension Contribution
  • Support CET
  • Access to the latest technology such as phoropter heads and OCT
  • There is the opportunity for cross store working, or you can be based in Stanley or Chester-le-Street


Meet the Directors:
Jill Thompson has been the opthalmic director since the store opened 16 years ago. Jill moved from Nottingham as a locum to enjoy the benefits of living only 30 minutes from coast, city or countryside, and to become the director of her own store.

Ross McLachlan started his optical career as a Saturday lad during his time at uni. Having heard about the support offered to become a director, he worked his way toward his goal through management progression buying into the store 14 years ago. Ross is now the lead director for Specsavers in the region, working hard with the group in the area alongside directing 2 stores.


We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we would to support you with extra courses and specialisms that interest you.


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 07508527389 or


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