Lead Optometrist

What you’ll do

Lead Optometrist, Oldham, Greater Manchester


A rare opportunity is now available for an Optometrist to join Specsavers in Oldham, just 8 miles north of Manchester.  We are looking for a Lead Optometrist, where alongside testing you’ll take on additional responsibilities; you’ll rarely test by yourself.  You will have an input into the making of key business decisions within the practice whilst keeping up to date with the latest trends in Optometry to ensure the practice maintains its reputation for being at the forefront of clinical care, keeping our close-knit Team informed, mentored, and developed.  Be part of our continued success at one of the leading opticians in this fantastic area.


We recognise that our people are the key to our success. That’s why, at Specsavers 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 in Oldham – a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and unparalleled support.


What’s on Offer?

  • An annual salary of up to £50,000 (depending on experience)
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme – our top performers earns £600 per month on average
  • Holiday allowance of 33 days per year PLUS additional holiday earned to reward 100% attendance
  • Specsavers Perks – discounts on a range of high street stores, bars, restaurants, and services including TUI holidays, Virgin Media AND MUCH MORE
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Full support from a very cohesive team and fully engaged Partners
  • Development opportunities both clinical and personal – all fees paid
  • Access to Pathway, our development programme with supported progression to store partnership


Our store is fully equipped with the latest clinical technology (including OCT) with 6 test rooms. We always aim to be the very best we can be – both clinically and in terms of customer service. On the back of substantial and on-going growth, we’re seeking an ambitious and talented Optometrist looking to progress their career into a Lead role, to join our dynamic team in Oldham and become part of our continued success at one of the leading opticians in this fantastic area.


Our location

We are nestled amid the Pennines and between the rivers Irk and Medlock, southeast of Rochdale and 6.9 miles northeast of Manchester.  Oldham Town Centre is less than 10 minutes from both the M60 (junction 22) and M62 (junction 20) and Oldham’s Metrolink tram extension connects to the borough to Rochdale, Central Manchester and beyond to East Didsbury.  Buses run from Manchester to Oldham every 10 minutes throughout the day.


What we’re looking for

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist, the right person for this position will be confident, possess a strong work ethic and a have willingness to lead the optometry team by example. You’ll be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a Lead Optometrist who will go the extra mile for our team and our customers and someone who encourages their colleagues to do the same. In summary, our Oldham partners are looking for a high calibre resident Lead Optometrist to join us and assist in driving this excellent practice forward.


Find out more


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