Self-Employed Professionals

With over 750 practices across the UK, we’re always looking for self-employed professionals from an optical or hearing background to support and contribute to the success of our stores by providing short-term, ad hoc and flexible cover. 

Download our Locum App



Our locum diary app makes securing self-employed work easier than ever. With a personal diary, opportunities and message section, you can now manage your life as a locum all in one place:


- Be notified of locum opportunities in your area as soon as they’re live
- Update Specsavers on your availability at the click of a button
- Submit interest in openings with a quick and simple booking process
- Manage your busy working diary on the go


Download the Specsavers locum diary app on Apple or Android below:


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 Further information

If you’re a self-employed professional who delivers to the highest clinical standards and always puts the customer first, contact our in-house recruitment team on 01566 771888, email or apply online.


Career progression

  • 1

    Specsavers induction


    Specsavers Certified Optical Dispenser (Cert 4)

  • 3

    Trainee Dispensing Optician


    Dispensing Optician

  • 5

    Dispensing Optician Retail Manager


    Contact Lens Optician

  • 7

    Retail Store Manager


    Pathway - our partner development programme

  • 9

    Joint Venture Partner

We’re committed to giving everyone at Specsavers all the learning and development opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. Everyone is different, which is why we'll draw up a personal development plan for you which aligns with your own talents and ambitions. Scroll through the roles above to see where your career could be headed.

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