What you’ll do

Position: Optometrist
Location:  Didcot
Salary: up to £60,000 + Benefits
Working hours: Full time or Part time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


Specsavers in Didcot are looking for a passionate Optometrist to join their team!


Having both joined the store 15 years ago, our Directors Roxy and Adela have never looked back. Adela joined as an Optical Assistant, later qualifying as a DO, before becoming a Partner three years ago. Leading by example, they strongly believe in creating an environment, in which you too, can grow. Through their Monday morning training sessions, geared towards teaching you a completely new skill, or through their support for further accreditations and Pathway, Roxy and Adela want to make sure that you are not only best equipped in the test room, but for you career.


Didcot is a town that has enjoyed significant growth over the past 10 years, whilst not losing it’s countryside feel. Being easily accessible by train from locations, such as Oxford, Reading, London Bristol and Bath, it is not unusual for people to commute from far and wide.


What’s on Offer?

•    An annual salary of up to £60,000 (depending on experience)
•    Financial support with relocation (if you’re moving home to join us)
•    Pension contribution
•    Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities, including Pathway
•    Support with CET
•    Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT


Our Optometrists are an integral part of our store management team, so we’re keen to get you up to speed outside the test room too. With ILM courses, Pre-Reg supervision and the Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway) all available to explore. Along with your clinical expertise – this will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day.


With a focus on flexibility, we are open to full-time and part-time applicants and will consider any working pattern to suit you. So, whether you need condensed hours, alternate weekends or early finishes, we’re open to making it work – but let’s talk about that later.

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, the right person for this position will be confident, possess a strong worth ethic and a willingness to succeed. You’ll be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced environment. We are looking for an Optometrist who will go the extra mile for our customers and someone who encourages their colleagues to do the same. In summary, we’re looking for a high calibre resident Optometrist to join us and assist in driving this excellent practice forward.