Title:  Optometrist - Dalkeith, Midlothian

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

Position: Optometrist 
Location: Dalkeith, Midlothian
Salary: Up to £55,000 depending on experience

Working hours: Full or part-time working patterns available. No late nights and flexible weekend working
Experience level: Open to both newly qualified and experienced Optometrists that are fully registered with the GOC


Looking for an idyllic town to call home?


Look no further than Dalkeith! Located just 8 miles southeast of Edinburgh, Dalkeith offers the perfect combination of peaceful countryside living with easy access to the bustling city. With a quick 25-minute train ride, you can be in the heart of Edinburgh.


Dalkeith has plenty to offer, including the stunning Dalkeith Country Park. This park has something for everyone, from scenic walks to delicious food and even children's attractions like Fort Douglas and Go Ape. And if you're looking for a bite to eat or some shopping, the town centre has a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops.


About Us


Specsavers Dalkeith is seeking a forward-thinking Optometrist who values work-life balance and enjoys a fun and supportive environment. Our store is committed to clinical excellence and we recently moved to new premises with access to the latest technology. With four testing rooms, this is the perfect place to take your clinical skills to the next level. Join our team and experience the best of both worlds.


What’s on offer:


  • Up to £55,000 depending on experience
  • Full or part-time working patterns available
  • No late nights
  • Can be flexible with weekend working
  • 31 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Medical and dental cover
  • Professional fees paid
  • 1 hour lunch
  • 30 minute testing
  • Great public transport links - train station within 10 minute walk from store
  • Exceptional clinical and professional development opportunity – partner in development
  • Access to cutting edge technology
  • Modern working environment as it's a brand new store
  • Great support from directors and retail team


We are passionate about the clinical & professional development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we want to support you every step of the way. Through open conversations and regular 1-2-1’s, we will work together to tailor-make a career that suits you. There are so many areas to explore; from WOPEC qualifications and independent prescribing to paediatric accreditations or enhanced optical services, ILM courses, Pre-Reg supervision and the Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway). Along with your clinical expertise – this will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day. Whatever your ambitions, we’ll do everything we can to help you be the best you can be.


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, or newly qualified, Optometrist to join us, be part of the team here at Dalkeith and assist in driving our practice forward.


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.


So why not make Dalkeith your new home? With its convenient location and endless activities, it's the perfect place to settle down and enjoy the best of both worlds. Apply now to be a part of our local hub for clinical advancement, or to find out more contact Emma Johnston: emma.johnston@specsavers.com 01566 770125