Working as a Self-employed Optometrist – Why Choose Specsavers?

Posted on July 25, 2019
Author: Lifeatspecsavers

With over 800 practices across the UK, we’re always looking for self-employed professionals with a passion for clinical excellence to support and contribute to the success of our stores by providing short-term, ad hoc and flexible cover.

If you enter a Specsavers store as a Locum Optometrist, you’ll be welcomed into an environment geared towards providing the most up-to-date eye care for every patient. Whether we’re busy introducing state-of-the-art OCT technology to our
stores or refurbishing our test rooms with the latest equipment, at Specsavers you’ll find we’re committed to ensuring our practitioners always have the tools they need
to stay ahead of the curve in this forward-thinking industry.

Plus, we’re not just focused on the future but conscious of your role on a day-to-day basis too – which is why you’ll find consistent simple clinical systems across our stores, so you’ll never feel lost when settling into a new test room.

Getting into the test room is easier now too, thanks to our exclusive mobile diary app designed to help busy locums manage their work schedule on-the-go.

With 24/7 access to bookings, store opportunities and the latest Specsavers news, the app allows locums to stay organised and informed wherever they are. The addition of an innovative built-in messaging function means you can easily communicate with recruitment consultants to arrange bookings via the app, without having to take time out of your busy clinic to make a call.

You’ll find our dedicated internal recruitment team, Specsavers Recruitment Services (SRS), are always on hand to help. The moment you let the SRS team know your requirements, a dedicated consultant will start searching for suitable locum openings for you, exclusively in your region.

What’s more, when a suitable self-employed opportunity becomes available, the app automatically notifies users details in line with where they want to work – meaning you’ll never miss a future booking opportunity at Specsavers.

"The Specsavers locum diary app is the most convenient booking system available. I receive regular notifications on available locum opportunities and can contact my recruitment consultant to book in via the messaging function. The simple and easy to use interface connects me straight to a personal diary meaning I can manage everything I need on the go." Umar Ahmad, Locum Optometrist

The combination of having the best equipment at your disposal, as well as our exclusive mobile app and a one-to-one relationship with our recruitment specialists, means that every part of the self-employed working process is now easier than ever.

To register your availability for Locum Optometrist opportunities Specsavers, please click here.

Or, if you’d like to talk to one of our locum recruitment team about life as a locum with Specsavers, please contact us on 01566 771888 or