Title:  Optometrist

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

Position:                             Optometrist
Location:                            Richmond, North Yorkshire (Swaledale) 
Salary:                                From £45,000- £60,000 (depending on experience) + plus additional benefits
Working hours:                 Full Time (part-time considered)
Experience level:              You must be a GOC registered Optometrist
 
Since the business began back in 1984 Specsavers has taken pride in the way it works with its Optometrists through their personal and clinical development. We offer unbeatable support in terms of career development. We work to the highest clinical standards putting the patient at the forefront of everything we do. As a company, we have listened to what is important to our current employees and Optometrists joining the business:
 
What’s on offer?

•    An annual salary ranging from £45,000 - £60,000 (depending on experience)
•     Full or part time considered 
•    Development opportunities both clinical and personal – all fees paid
•    33 days annual leave
•    A personalised performance-related bonus
•    Free Car parking
•    Access to Pathway, our development programme with progression to store partnership
•    Specsavers Perks - discounts on a range of high street stores, bars, restaurants, and services including TUI holidays, Virgin Media AND MUCH MORE
 
This Specsavers store in Richmond, North Yorkshire, is one of the most trusted optical brands in the region and has enjoyed a strong period of growth recently; we are looking to strengthen the existing team of 15.  Our staff are valued and recognised for their efforts, and we are proud of their long service.  The store itself has 3 testing rooms and are currently all equipped with Nidek Phoropters, trial frames and lenses, Goldmann Tonometer, Perkins Tonometer, Haag-Streit Slit-lamps, Volk lenses, direct ophthalmascopes, retinoscopes, and specialised test charts. Full diagnostic equipment: Humphrey VFA, Nidek Tonoref-II, keratometer and Nidek ScanDuo OCT.
 
How we’ll help YOU develop
As our Optometrist at Richmond, you will be given every opportunity for clinical, professional, and personal development, including, but not limited to: WOPEC accreditations, College of Optometrist Higher certificates, IP, Senior Optometrist progression and management development all sponsored by the store to aid your specific career and personal goals. In addition, you will have an opportunity to get involved within the community, supporting local enhanced optical schemes, local schools with work placements, and local charities through our sponsorship and fundraising activities.  We have strong relationships with nearby hospitals and we have partnered with Teesside University, a University with an outstanding reputation for learning and teaching excellence.  As our Optometrist, you have an option to move into a Partnership role and we will support you through the Pathway process.
 
What we’re looking for
As our Optometrist, you will provide an outstanding clinical service by providing eye tests and maintaining an exceptional standard of customer care that our loyal patients have come to expect, for years.  We don’t target test times; we want our patients to enjoy a thorough and professional experience, if that takes 40 minutes; so be it.  You’ll work with the Dispensing Opticians and Manager to ensure clinics run smoothly.  There is potential to supervise less experienced Optometrists within the team and provide support where necessary.   We hold daily “Morning Huddles” for the team where your input and contribution is welcomed.  This role has potential to become a Partner in Development, and we welcome applicants who are interested in this fantastic opportunity.
 
Our location
Richmond, is a historic market town close to the Yorkshire Dales & North York Moors with the stunning Lake District being only a short drive away. Richmond is a hidden gem, ideal for those who love the outdoors, with many great walks, cycling opportunities and everything else you would expect from the beautiful British countryside. However, Richmond has great road links with the A1, and the cities of York and Leeds; you can be in Newcastle within 45 minutes, meaning that city life and the country life are easily combined. The nearest train station is Northallerton or Darlington on the East Coast Mainline.
 

Any Questions?
 

For more information or to have a confidential chat, please connect with Leah in the recruitment team on 07301 503746 or Leah.Khalfan@specsavers.com

 

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