What you’ll do

Position: Optometrist
Location: Durham, County Durham
Salary: Up to £60k + potential £10k joining bonus (depending on experience) 
Working hours: Full Time or Part Time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist

Andy and Dermot understand the meaning of work hard, play hard. The good news is they are looking for a new Optometrist to join their team at Specsavers Durham and Arnison.

Andy and Dermot have both worked at other opticians before joining Specsavers. Andrew started as an OA with D&A and worked hard to become the director of a VE store before 10 years ago becoming the Director of Durham and opening Arnison this year with Dermot. Dermot did his pre-reg with Boots, has worked with the hospital and now working with a secondary care referral system for Specsavers Durham, which he joined as a director in 2016.


There is a lot of experience between the director team, which translates into how they run the store. They proudly offer an amazing range of clinical appointments, working closely with the Sunderland Eye Infirmary for referrals, in store MECs clinics and development and IP. They also understand that it is not all work and no play. Outside work commitments also come into consideration, if you need to work specific hours to match your hobbies, your family needs or simply your lifestyle, they understand and can work with you to get a work schedule that suits everyone.


What’s on offer?


•    Salary of up to £60,000 per annum
•    Welcome bonus of up to £10,000
•    33 days annual leave
•    Flexible on when these are taken
•    High standard of latest equipment
•    IP optom in store, happy to train more
•    Regular team events
•    Professional fees covered
•    Pension contribution
•    Linked with local hospitals for addiitonal MECs clinics
•    Flexible working 
•    Chance to work across 2 stores, Durham (City Centre) and Arnison (Shopping Centre) 

Specsavers in Arnison has recently opened. We now have 6 fully equipped test rooms, 3 of which are used for optical testing, all fitted with latest clinical technology – meaning you have everything you need to perform sight tests to the highest possible standards. 


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.