Major Recruitment
£60,000 - £70,000
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Job Role
Independent Practice
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details


Thurso, Caithness
Up to £70,000 + Relocation expenses
High-end independent
Practice closes on weekends
30-45 min test times
Accommodation provided

Job ID: 080922-2630

Major Recruitment is working on behalf of a fantastic independent optical and hear care practice in Thurso, Caithness. They are currently looking to employ a new Optometrist and are open to both full and part time applications.

If you are looking for an opportunity to progress your Optometry career and have real ownership over how you practice Optometry, then this could be a great opportunity for you.

In return they offer competitive pay, accommodation, relocation expenses, contract benefits, and a supportive environment in which to develop your clinical and commercial skills and knowledge to grow and build on the practice's existing success.

Key Advantages

  • Up to £70,000 basic salary + performance-based practice bonus
  • 30 - 45-minute testing times 
  • The company can offer accommodation and cover relocation expenses for individuals who are considering a move, Thurso is a large town on the far north coast of the Scottish mainland and is famous for its world-renowned reef-break (surfing and water sports), fascinating history and lively food and drink scene
  • Working with a wide range of head-turning designer frames and high-quality Scottish made lenses
  • Equipment: OCT / Trial frames / Slit lamp / A variety of VFA's / Contact and Non-contact tonometry / Computer based management system
  • Specialist services: Emergency Eye Care / Glaucoma and Diabetic screening / Specialist contact lenses Inc. Orthokeratology / Hearing and ear care services 
  • Discount vouchers for spectacles, sunglasses or annual supply of contact lenses per calendar year + generous discounts for family and friends 
  • The team are closely involved in the local community, running regular awareness events and presentations
  • Access to high street discounts and other benefits through the Company employee benefits portal
  • Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays and no late nights as the practice closes at 5:00pm
  • 1 very spacious test room and a relaxed, high-end setting within a beautifully presented working environment
  • Regular internal and external training arranged offering bespoke training, CET provision and a dedicated Professional Services team

Details and requirements

  • Hours: Monday - Friday (09:00am - 17:00pm)
  • Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays
  • Full or part time position considered
  • Eligibility to work in the UK and GOC Registered

Salary and benefits

  • Up to £70,000 basic salary + performance-based practice bonus
  • Accommodation provided + relocation expenses
  • Benefits included: Paid professional fees / Pension / Staff discounts / Employer benefits portal
  • 25 days holiday + 9 Bank Holidays (34 in total)

If you would like to enquire about this role and/or to have a confidential chat, please do not hesitate to email, call, text or send your CV to the contact details below.

Email: lukeshearstone@major-recruitment.com Call or Text: 07881287964


Major Healthcare - Optical & Audiology Recruitment

We help Optical & Audiology professionals of all varieties find their perfect opportunity, whether that be within an independent, multiple, franchise, private eye hospital or domiciliary company.

Our efficient, discreet and confidential service is perfect for an individual actively seeking a position, or like the vast proportion of people we speak to, someone who is open minded to considering their options.

We have years of experience working within the sectors and so you will feel like you are speaking to someone who genuinely speaks your language and truly understands where you are coming from.

After a brief conversation we can help advise on current opportunities within your sector and also discuss where you might be better suited based on the criteria you set out to us. 

We truly love what we do, so do not hesitate to call us for a structured, non-time consuming and confidential conversation where we will do all we can to help on 07881287964.

Don’t just take our word for it…..

“Great guy. Listens to your needs. Quick and fast communication. Couldn’t praise you enough. Keep up the great work”

“Great and fast communication and always helpful. Appreciate the work, a great job. Always organized and professional. Thanks again”.

“During my Pre-Reg the team contacted me to see if I was interested in other opportunities. He was professional and great at listening to what I required from a job. He quickly found me a role that was well suited to me at an independent store. I am now thoroughly enjoying a new job”.

“After working for a Multiple for 13 years, they found the perfect next step for me! Professional throughout keeping me updated with every step. The process was very easy and stress free. Thank you”!

“At the end of my pre-registration year as an Optometrist, the team contacted me to enquire if I was interested in a few opportunities they could introduce me to. I found them very personable and before I knew it, I had an interview and then a job! They worked well negotiating on behalf of myself and the employer and I couldn't thank them enough”.

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