What you’ll do

Position: Optometrist
Location: Saffron Walden
Salary: Excellent annual salary of up to 60k with a £10,000 joining bonus 
Working hours: Full Time or Part Time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


Specsavers in Saffron Walden are looking for a forward-thinking Optometrist. We recognise that our people are the key to our success. That’s why, at Specsavers in Saffron Waldenwe do everything we can to 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. Become our next Optometrist at Specsavers in Saffron Walden – a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and unparalleled support.


Saffron Walden is a delightful market down in North-West Essex. It is the perfect blend of heritage, historic buildings and unspoiled rural areas. Although it may be rural is has great transport links to all of its surroundings.

Specsavers Saffron Walden is a prime example of why Specsavers is the Market Leader in Optics! Our fantastic store has 3 testing rooms and all of the most up to date equipment, including OCT and Phoropters.

Our small store has a fantastic family feel, with a close-knit friendly team. We even have some staff members from when the store first opened 11 years ago!! You will also be fully supported by our Directors who pride themselves on customer care and progression for all staff members.


What’s on Offer?

  • A competitive salary from £40-60K dpeending on experience 
  • Holiday allowance of 25 days per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Support with CET
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • Free parking
  • 9-5:30 working hours


We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Optometrist, we would support you with extra courses and specialisms that interest you. Whatever your ambitions, from WOPEC qualifications and independent prescribing to paediatric accreditations or enhanced optical services, we’ll do everything we can to help you be the best clinician you can be. 


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.


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.


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