Optometrist – Darlington, County Durham

What you’ll do

Position: Optometrist
Location: Darlington, County Durham 
Salary: Up to £70,000  + £10,000 joining bonus + benefits
Working hours: Full Time or Part Time
Experience level: You must be a GOC registered Optometrist


Specsavers Darlington are looking for an Optometrist to join their store. 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 Darlington, 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 Darlington 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 patient. 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 will 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: 

  • Up to £70,000 basic salary 
  • Up to £10,000 joining bonus
  • Pension contribution
  • No late nights
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • No late nights
  • 28 days holiday
  • Support with CPD
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • A clear direction in your optical career
  • Platinum employer


The store & Location

We’re fully equipped with 6 test rooms, a contact lens and audiology room; you’ll work with the latest clinical technology (including OCT), and a team of 38, which includes fully trained optical assistants, so everything is in place to let you focus on what you do best.  Darlington sits on the main trainline between Newcastle (30 mins away) , London (2hrs 20mins away) and only a stone throw from Middlesbrough    


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.


Find out more

Need to talk out of hours?  No problem at all.  Send me at WhatsApp with a convenient time and I’ll be happy to talk, confidentially, about this great opportunity without your boss in the background.