Dispensing Optician/Optical Assistant - Bishop's Stortford
My client is a fantastic independent Opticians based in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire and they are currently looking to recruit a full time Optical Assistant or Newly Qualified Dispensing Optician into the team. The practice is extremely modern and well presented, mainly dispensing the higher end of the market with brands such as Cartier, BVLGARI and Silhouette.
As an experienced Optical Assistant or Dispensing Optician you will be able to dispense all lenses and prescriptions to an excellent level, including varifocal. You will also be involved in reception duties, measurement and adjustments.
Ideally the client is looking for an experienced Optical Assistant, preferably working with an independent Opticians previously, and you must be technically competent in terms of repairs, frame adjustments and assembling lenses.
One key element to the role is the ability to develop relationships with customers, ensuring they leave the practice satisfied and happy to return. As an independent surrounded by multiples its important to offer an outstanding level of customer service.
You must be well presented, reliable and punctual with excellent communication skills. In times when the practice isn't busy you have be able to use your initiative to complete other tasks.
This role should be seen as a long term career, and there will be opportunities in the future to learn new skills.
The role is to work 5 days a week including Saturdays with typical working hours between 9am to 5.30pm.
Salary wise the client is looking to pay between £14,500 to £18,000 for an Optical Assistant and up to £20,000 for a newly qualified Dispensing Optician, depending on experience.
This is a rare opportunity to join a high end independent Opticians that will give you long term career prospects and the opportunity to deal with a variety of patients and prescriptions.
To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV to or call 0114 238 1726 for more information.