What you’ll do
Location: Eldon Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Salary: Up to £60,000 + uncapped monthly bonus
Working hours: Full Time; Part Time; Flexible Hours
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist
Your future with Specsavers is clear!
Specsavers has been going from strength to strength, ever since the business started back in 1984. We strive for the highest clinical standards – and believe that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do. We also recognise that our people are critical to our past and future success – so we do everything we can to make sure they get the experience and career they’re looking for: from outstanding training and a personal development plan, to excellent benefits and unstinting support. The business has nearly 1,500 stores across 12 countries – and is still growing. We want you to be part of this outstanding success story.
This position will take you into the vibrant and cultured City of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, with excellent transport connections, it is not uncommon for people to commute from far and wide to be part of such a colourful place. Not only is the town brimming with beautiful views and historical buildings, there is theatre, music venues in abundance, with restaurants from every culture and fantastic bar scene, yet within minutes, you can be out in the countryside of Northumberland. As an Optometrist in Newcastle. your client base will naturally come with great variety and range but with plenty of familiar faces. In this large, fast-paced store there is never a dull moment.
What’s on offer?
- Competitive salary up to £60,000 with a very generous monthly bonus
- 33 days holiday per year
- Great opportunity for progression
- Fantastic central location, it doesn’t get much better than this!
- Pre-Reg supervision opportunities
- Support and encouragment to join the Specsavers Pathway scheme – your personalised development plan to becoming a Partner
Our Optometrists provide eye examinations and a contact lens service that meet high clinical standards as well as strict NHS guidelines. Equally, they provide every customer with clear advice and the peace of mind that comes with being in expert hands. To be part of our team, you’ll need to provide the same unique blend of customer care and professional excellence – which will make a big impact on the store’s overall success.
As an experienced professional, you’ll be an expert at putting people at ease and welcoming customers with a naturally personable approach. You will talk customers through the eye examination process and talk through their options with them. What’s more, you must be passionate about what you do with an aptitude for organisation – which means you keep accurate records and always have up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in your field.
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.
We recognise that our people are the key to our success – that’s why we 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. At Specsavers in Eldon Square, Newcastle, we also appreciate that as committed as you are to Optometry, you have a personal life too, that’s why we can offer part time hours; a flexible working week; alternative weekends off. Join us as our new Optometrist.
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.