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Optometrist - Lakeside, West Thurrock, Essex

up to 65,000 + 10,000 Welcome Bonus + 8,000 Relocation Assistance
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Optometrist, Lakeside, West Thurrock Retail Park, Essex

Position: Optometrist
Location: Lakeside
Salary: up to 65,000 + 10,000 Welcome Bonus + 8,000 Relocation Assistance
Working hours: Full Time or Part Time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist

Specsavers in Lakesideare expanding. We're undergoing a store refit, completion is due end of April, to include a fantastic staff rest area and an additional test room.

Our store encourages career development and growth; we have mentored 15 Optometrists that have now become partners of their own stores. At Specsavers in Lakeside,we have a clear-sighted vision to transform eye health in our community, too. We offer community glaucoma monitoring within Southend Hospital. This opportunity could offer you a varied and interesting range of clinics within the store and the hospital.

Whats on Offer?

  • 65,000 basic salary (depending on experience)
  • 10,000 Welcome Bonus (terms apply)
  • 8,000 Relocation Assistance if you're moving to the area
  • Retail park location - Thurrock
  • Free Parking
  • Holiday allowance of 25 days per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CET
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT

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 enjoy a unique partnership with our local hospital in Southend by running glaucoma monitoring clinics. You could enjoy a varied working week, shared between the store and the community clinics within the hospital. Well do everything we can to help you be the best clinician you can be.

Lakeside is proud of the career progress our team members enjoy. We have successfully mentored 15 Optometrists that have gone on to become partners of their store.

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 were 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. Youll 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, were looking for a high calibre resident Optometrist to join us and assist in driving this excellent practice forward.


Our store is located within the very popular retail park in Thurrock. Lakeside is served by C2C rail station, Chafford Hundred, a short walk from Lakeside and is connected directly via a pedestrian link bridge. Want to cycle to work?There are great local cycle routes into Lakeside from Chafford Hundred and Grays.

Find out more

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, I'd love to tell you more about it. Contact Teej Bushell on(01566) 788650or reach out via email to


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