Dispensing Optician

Dispensing Optician

Permanent, Full Time

Hempstead, United Kingdom

Dispensing Optician


Position: Dispensing Optician

Location: Hempstead Valley, Kent

Salary: Up to £29,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Working Hours: Full time (4 condensed days- 36 hours)

Experience Level: Will consider experienced or newly qualified dispensing opticians 


Your future is clear at Specsavers Hempstead Valley, where there’s always something exciting ahead.

Come and join our accomplished team as a Dispensing Optician at Specsavers Hempstead Valley, where we are at the height of customer care. Due to internal career progression, we are now looking to recruit a qualified Dispensing Optician to join us in our BRAND NEW store (opening May 2023) and help work to ensure every single one of our customers receives the very best patient experience.

Our Dispensing Opticians are the face of our clinic on the shop floor and usually an integral part of our store management team, so we’re keen to get you up to speed with management responsibilities. With ILM courses, pre-reg supervision and Specsavers Partnership Pathway available, we can guide you on your way to becoming a great leader. This – along with your clinical expertise – will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day.

We’re dedicated to our customers, but what really makes this role stand out is that we offer a workplace with a difference – where people grow both personally and professionally.

What’s on offer?

  • Up to £29,000 per annum (depending on experience)

  • Full time opportunity – 4 days a week with alternate weekends (36 hours)

  • 23 days annual leave

  • Professional fees paid 

  • Performance related team bonus available after probationary period

  • Support with personal and professional development

  • Free parking

  • Specsavers Perks Plus 

  • WeCare- WeCare looks after your wellbeing with a 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance, plus much more. Using your phone, tablet or desktop, you and your family have 24/7 access to thousands of experts, all from the comfort of your own home.

  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app

The Role:

  • Ensure that you provide good levels of customer service to customers at all times.

  • Liaise with Optometrists to ensure that each customer you dispense receives a consistent quality handover.

  • Manage aftersales service (including complaints and problem solving) in a customer service focused ‘can do’ manner.

  • Contribute to achievement of individual and team sales targets by demonstrating effective professional sales techniques.

Then there’s you

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Dispensing Optician, we are searching for someone who shares our store’s ethos. Someone who wants to grow, develop and offer exceptional customer care along the way. We want a practitioner who prides themselves on their clinical judgment, that isn’t afraid of a hands-on approach and who is keen to get involved and build rapport with the rest of the team. In summary, we’re looking for a skilled Dispensing Optician to join us, be part of the team and assist in driving our practice forward. We value and put our staff first and their development is key to us. 

Find out more

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, I’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Natassia Gunn on 01566 479002 or reach out via email to natassia.gunn@specsavers.com 

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