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Optometrist - Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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Multiple Practice
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specsavers in Dumfries are looking for a forward-thinking Optometrist. Our experienced team use the very latest clinical technology which allows them to improve patient outcomes. At Specsavers in Dumfries, we have a clear-sighted vision to transform eye health in our community. As our next Optometrist you will have the opportunity to provide a first-class experience to every one of our patients.


Specsavers Dumfries is a 25-year-old family-owned store.  Many of their optometrists are home grown and development of their team is at heart of what they do, so if you are looking to become IP qualified or become a partner yourself, the management team will help you achieve your goals.   The store pride themselves on providing a flexible working environment, therefore applicants requiring flexible hours or part time hours are welcome.  With 5 test rooms, 2 OCT machines and the current potential to expand into hear care, things are looking bright at Specsavers Dumfries.    


Dumfries, the gateway to beautiful coastline, is is a twenty minutes' drive from the A74(M) and thence the M6 up to Glasgow (two hours). Trains: hourly to Carlisle (40 minutes) and the west coast mainline; also up Nithsdale to Kilmarnock and Ayr (90 minutes).


What’s on Offer?

  • A competitive annual salary (depending on experience)
  • £10,000 welcome bonus 
  • Bonus scheme 
  • 9 - 5.30 (closed Sundays)
  • Part-time applicants welcome
  • 12/18 month fixed-term contracts considered
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CET
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • Long standing community-based store, with the benefits of the Specsavers brand
  • History of progression success


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.


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, 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 is not 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, I’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Annon-Lee MacDonald on 07508527389 or


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