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Key information

  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Job Family: Optometry Opportunities
  • Job category: Optometrist
  • Full or part-time: Full time
  • Apply by: 14/06/2019
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Optometrist - Ripon, North Yorkshire

Role summary

Come and join us in our new Specsavers Ripon store!


Specsavers has been going from strength to strength, ever since the business started back in 1984. We strive for the highest clinical standards – and believe that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do. We also recognise that our people are critical to our past and future success – so we do everything we can to make sure they get the experience and career they’re looking for: from outstanding training and a personal development plan, to excellent benefits and unstinting support. The business has nearly 1,500 stores across 12 countries – and is still growing. We want you to be part of this outstanding success story.


Specsavers Ripon has recently relocated to a brand new store! Our store now features six test rooms, a contact lens room and a hearcare room. The store has auto-phoropters and will soon be getting an OCT machine. You’ll be joined in the store by our team of 20 well established staff members who are here to support you and welcome you into their sociable and close-knit team.


We’re dedicated to providing clear and structured progression. This is why we’re able to offer this fantastic opportunity, as one of our Optometrists has grown from starting as a pre-reg with us, to completing our Joint Venture Pathway program to become a Director of their own store. We’re also set to provide clinical progression via MECs accreditations and professional progression via ILM and our JVP (Joint Venture Partnership). 


Location wise, Ripon is a market town in the borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. It features a picturesque cathedral amongst many other ancient charms. It’s also known for its beauty with its market square being described as 'the finest and most beautiful square that is to be seen of its kind in England'. It also features fantastic schools, fun activities for the family, its own race course and lots of places to eat and drink. Harrogate is just a short bus journey away and our new store has plenty of parking for your convenience.


In return for you providing and upholding our fantastic customer service levels, we’re offering the following package:

·         A competitive basic salary

·         Individual bonus based on sales

·         GOC and college fees paid for you

·         MECS, ILM and JVP progression

·         Full time and part time opportunities

·         Newly qualified and more experienced candidates considered

·         Parking


This store is an accredited Platinum Employer, which means you can expect an exceptional employee experience every single day you work here. The Platinum Employer Scheme is part of our 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.


For more information or to apply, please contact Sophie Ayland at Specsavers Recruitment Services on 01566 770 129 or email