What you’ll do

Position: Optometrist
Location: Bishop Auckland, County Durham 
Salary: Amazing salary plus + £10,000 joining bonus + benefits
Working hours: Full Time or Part Time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


Specsavers in Bishop Auckland are looking for an ambitious and talented Optometrist  to work in their 11 test room practice.   This exciting role has great opportunity to develop your clinical skills or offer progression through pathway.  The directors have a vast wealth of experience, successfully running Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Newton Aycliffe; they’re forward thinking and pioneers in ophthalmic technology, always striving to try new techniques and new technology.   We’re a community-focused store dedicated to ensuring that every one of our customers receives an excellent patient experience. We’re seeking Optometrists ready to use their passion and knowledge to help us build on our ever-growing and loyal customer base. Join us at Specsavers In Bishop Auckland where we deliver the very best in customer care.


On Offer:

  • A competitive salary 
  • £10k welcome bonus
  • Clinical Development or partnership potential 
  • Great bonus structure
  • Great Holiday Entitlement
  • Great benefits to include private health care and professional fees paid
  • Great opportunity for progression, with potential JVP opportunity and an opportunity to be part of the progression into our Enhanced Clinical Services.


The town of Bishop Auckland is situated at the River Wear and the River Gaunless and has been the site of an important market since medieval times. Walk from the town centre straight into the beautiful grounds of Auckland Castle. Surrounding the Castle are the 800 acres of the Bishop’s Deer Park – a great place for a summer picnic or an autumnal stroll through vividly coloured parkland. The Castle is also set for fantastic new Developments in 2016. The store itself is in a great location and is always very busy, which is fantastic for the store and its staff, keeping you engaged and always on the go. Public transport for those who don’t drive is easily accessible with main lines travelling from Darlington and Durham. For those who do drive there is private parking directly behind the store.


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.


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.