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Key information

  • Location: North East
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Job Family: Optometry Opportunities
  • Job category: Optometrist
  • Full or part-time: Full time
  • Apply by: 24/12/2019
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Optometrist - Alnwick

Role summary

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.


2019 is the year of growth for us here at Specsavers in Alnwick within our brand new store. As a result, we are now recruiting an Optometrist to join our forward-thinking store set in the heart of Alnwick.


Is this role for you?

With our new team of 8 staff members in place to pre-screen the patients and advise on the best products, you will be able to focus on doing what you do best - conducting a test for the patient using the very latest, cutting-edge optical equipment.


What’s on offer?

On offer is the following package:

·         A very strong basic salary

·         Full or part time positions

·         Perks packages

·         Pension

·         Generous 33 day holiday entitlement

·         Relocation package available

·         GOC & College of Optometrist fees covered

·         25 minute test time

·         Private parking


The Area

Alnwick, Northumberland is famous for its castle where the first two Harry Potter movies and Downton Abbey were filmed. Alnwick is similar to Downton Abbey with the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland still living in the Castle! It is 4 miles in from the Northumberland Coastal route where you can visit amazing places from Bamburgh, Seahouses, Warworth, Craster and many more. To the west is the amazing Northumberland National Park, where you can climb the Cheviot hills or visit waterfalls. The location makes this town the perfect base to easily travel to some of the larger surrounding cities. Newcastle is just a 40 minute drive away so if the best night out ever is for you then you’re in the perfect place! Edinburgh is also just a 1.5 hour drive away so you’re all set to get out and enjoy this amazing place to live.


The Practice

We use state of the art optical equipment, including full automated systems and fundus photography. Particularly as we full behind your individual clinical progression, along with ILM Management courses and Joint Venture Pathway if you can see yourself becoming a Specsavers director one day!


If this opportunity sounds of interest and you would like more information, please contact Paul Blower, Recruitment Manager on 07507872675 or email