Pre-registration placement, Specsavers, Hartlepool

About the practice

Hartlepool Specsavers is a large busy store with a broad demographic patient base. (You will have no shortage of pathologies to see.) There are six eye examination rooms, fully kitted out with the latest clinical equipment inc Nidek/Specsavers phoropters. We also have an Eye Refract, 2x Nidek OCTs, Humphreys Field Analyser etc. 

Your primary supervisors will be Ash and Cian, optometrist directors with many years of experience. They will regularly sit with you in one-to-one sessions reviewing your clinical records, going over your scheme for registration assessment framework, helping you perfect your practical skills using Volk, Goldman/Perkins tonometry etc. You will also get help from our dedicated, supportive team of resident optometrists ranging from experienced to pre-reg, qualified DOs (5) and CLOs (2). 

Hospital placement is available (Covid permitting) with local eye hospitals (Sunderland Eye Infirmary & South Tees Hospital) and Newmedica Teesside. 

We have an excellent relationship with low vision charity Hartlepool vision support, which will help you get first-hand experience understanding the needs of low vision patients. 

At Hartlepool Specsavers, you will have no sales pressure or conversion rate targets -we firmly believe your pre-reg year is your year to learn and be the best optometrist you can be. 

Info about key travel links: 

  • Close to A19 and A1 
  • Good rail links to major cities and towns. 

Outside of work, Hartlepool is a quiet seaside market town with beautiful beaches at your doorstep, nearby picturesque countryside and a national park (North York Moors.) Yet, you are only a short drive away from major cities like Middlesbrough and Newcastle. There is no shortage of affordable accommodations, only a short walk from the store. For example, a modern 1 bedroom fully furnished apartment with a sea view in the vibrant Marina area will be around £450 pcm. The Package Pre-reg salary £18,000 per annum plus a bonus of £250/month (very easily attainable.) Relocation support is available for the right candidate. 

Holiday entitlement is 28 days per annum, including statutory bank holidays. 

College and other training fees paid. 

Contact details

Practice address: Specsavers Opticians, Unit 136, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool, TS24 7RD.

Ash Karim
Closing date for application
12 June 2022
How to apply
By email.

Please mention that you saw the advert on The College of Optometrists' website.