What you’ll do

Position: Optometrist
Location: Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Salary: An Amazing base salary plus + benefits
Working hours: Full Time or Part Time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


Specsavers in Sunderland are looking for  Optometrist to join them. The focus at this store, is about pulling together and working as a team to ensure that our valued patients have an excellent experience. Become our new Optometrist at Specsavers in Sunderland– a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and the very highest standards of customer care.


Role Overview:

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an Optometrist within our Sunderland store. The role would be suitable for an Optometrist looking for full or part time work and for Optometrists of various levels of experience as development is tailored specifically towards each individual. As an Optometrist with us,  you will make sure patients get an expert eye examination, complete with clear information, sound advice and a friendly, professional approach. You’ll work to the highest clinical standards, ensure we comply with NHS guidelines (and our own procedures), and help to build a loyal community customer base.

As a professional, you’ll be an expert at putting people at ease and have the ability to talk customers through the eye examination process and explain their options in a clear, easy to understand way. What’s more, you’re organised and passionate about what you do – which means you keep accurate records and always have up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in your field.


What’s on offer: 

  • A superb basic salary
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • No late nights or Sunday working
  • Support with CET
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • A clear direction in your optical career
  • Tier visa applications welcome, provided you are registered with the GOC


The store & Location:

We’re fully equipped with 8 test rooms, the latest clinical technology (including OCT), and a team of 50 – which includes fully trained optical assistants, so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best. 

Sunderland is only 10 miles away from the bustling city of Newcastle upon Tyne, the best way to travel there is by Metro, a low cost overground/underground train system.  


Your future

If career progression is what you’re looking for then the supportive directors at this store will give you all the tools you need to join Specsavers Pathway, eventually opening the door for you to become a director of your own store! Or if clinical progression is your first port of call, then we’ll support you here too – for example, you may want more training in Therapeutic Prescribing, Glaucoma Qualifications or Dry Eye Clinics? Possibly Enhanced Optical Services? The opportunities to grow are endless.


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