Title:  Optometrist - Dorking

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

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Optometrist – Dorking, Surrey


Position: Optometrist

Location: Dorking, Surrey

Salary: Up-to £75,000 total package + £10,000 Welcome Bonus!

Working hours: Full Time or Part Time

Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


Specsavers in Dorking are looking for an ambitious & talented Optometrist to join their well-established team. We recognise that our people are the key to our success. That’s why, at Specsavers in Dorking, we do everything we can to ensure our team get the best from us too – from market-leading training, access to cutting-edge technology and a personal development plan built around you. Become our next Optometrist at Specsavers Dorking – a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and unparalleled support.


Whats on Offer?


  • £75,000 package (basic & bonus)
  • £10,000 joining bonus
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year (including bank holidays)
  • 30-minute test times!
  • Full or part time
  • Open to discussing flexible working- school hours considered 9.30 -16.30
  • No pre-reg supervision required
  • Flexible benefits package – tailored to your needs
  • GOC and College fees paid for
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities- we will support (both cost & time) for you to complete Prof Certs in Glaucoma/Medical Retina & IP
  • Opportunity to progress to Pathway/Partnership – even if you haven’t been a manager before, we can equip you with the tools to have every success in being one!
  • Pension contribution
  • Access for all store employees to our discounted benefits scheme
  • WeCare- WeCare looks after your wellbeing with a 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance, plus much more. Using your phone, tablet or desktop, you and your family have 24/7 access to thousands of experts, all from the comfort of your own home.
  • Annual subscription to the "Headspace" app
  • Support with CPD points
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT


We’re fully equipped with 3 test rooms, the latest clinical technology (we are one of three Specsavers stores in the UK that pilots new technology & schemes) and a well-established team (most with over 12 years service) – which includes fully trained optical assistants & 4 dispensing opticians - so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best. The store is heavily involved with the local NHS schemes, and our Partners are passionate about helping their Optometrists to progress in their career.


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 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.


Our location

We’re located in old market town of Dorking –perfect for people who want to be based close to the hustle and bustle of London while still being able to enjoy the beautiful countryside and historic villages that Surrey has to offer. Dorking is just 5 minutes off the M25, so It's easy to get to by car (with free parking on offer too!) as well as being well connected by regular trains/buses.


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, 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

For more information or to apply, please contact Jasmin Robson at Specsavers Recruitment Service on 07507872676 or jasmin.robson@specsavers.com.