Title:  Optometrist - Ashford, Kent

Job Family:  Clinical
Category:  Optometrist
Contract Type:  Permanent
Full time/part time:  Full time or Part time

Position: Optometrist

Location: Ashford, Kent

Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience + performance related bonus

Working hours: Full time or part time with one weekend day per week

Experience level: This role is open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists who are registered with the GOC


Specsavers in Ashford are looking for a forward-thinking Optometrist to join them on a full or part time basis. The focus at this store is about pulling together and working as a team to ensure that our valued patients have an excellent experience.


You will be joining a well-established store with a fully trained team of 38, some who have worked in the store for 15+ years! Within the team there are Optical Assistants, Dispensing Opticians, Contact Lens Opticians as well as experienced and pre-registration Optometrists, allowing you to focus on what you do best. With a planned relocation and full refit in the coming months, Ashford will be increasing from 8 to 12 test rooms and will house the latest clinical equipment and technology whilst giving you a brand new and modern working environment.


The directors in Ashford are present and committed to the development of their team. They will encourage and support you with post graduate certificates, pre-reg supervision and the opportunity to progress into a Senior Optometrist role making Ashford the perfect store to advance your career in the way you want.


The store is conveniently located in County Square Shopping Centre, there are excellent public transport links and if driving there is parking available at a discounted rate. The train station is only a 5-minute walk from the store and with direct high-speed trains from London St Pancras, you could be in Ashford in 37 minutes.


In addition to this role, we are also looking for an Optometrist to join our sister store in Bybrook which is less than 1 mile away, and you would have the opportunity to work between both stores if you wished. Bybrook had a refurbishment in recent weeks, there are 4 test rooms all fully equipped with the latest clinical technology and offers free parking.


What’s on offer?


  • Up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience
  • A strong performance related bonus scheme
  • Full time or part time with one weekend day per week
  • Can offer flexibility with start and finish times
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Your birthday off
  • Professional fees paid
  • Private medical and dental cover
  • Death in service
  • Specsavers Perks Plus
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with IP, Medical Retina and Glaucoma certificates
  • Access to the latest clinical technology and equipment
  • Discounted parking
  • Tier 2 licensed sponsor

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, that isn’t 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, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Lauren Singh on 07549 210919 or email lauren.singh@specsavers.com