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Dispensing Optician

You are a dynamic, motivated and talented Dispensing Optician with a good eye for colour, style and fashion who enjoys finding the best optical solution for each patient. You understand the importance and value of excellent customer service in building the patient loyalty that we specialise in. Patient, pleasant and approachable you are enthusiastic and fun to work with and enjoy being part of a great team. There is the option for a management element to the role should you wish to use existing skills or learn new ones.

We are an independent practice refitted last year in a modern, boutique style selling mid to higher end products. We have a loyal, discerning clientele who appreciate the excellent customer service we offer. We stock an eclectic range of frames including Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples, Lindberg and other uber-stylish designs such as Anne et Valentin, ic-berlin! Moscot and Claire Goldsmith that don’t make it on to the radar of most high street opticians. We work with Hoya, Essilor, Nikon and Zeiss lenses. This makes us an inspiring place to work.

We have the latest diagnostic ophthalmic equipment and offer Advanced Eye Examinations which allow us to offer our customers more time to discuss their eye health, address any concerns they may have and offer a wider range of tests that we feel they may benefit from. Our Optometrists work together with our Dispensing staff in suggesting and recommending products to arrive at the most appropriate optical solutions for our customers.

You will work with a team of 8 including two Optometrists, 2 senior Dispensing Assistants and 3 Optical Assistants. You will act as a role model for and support our Dispensing and Optical Assistants in offering the highest quality of Dispensing Service. We provide an on-going programme of training and development to ensure all members of our team maintain the highest possible standards of care and service. Each member of staff is an individual, and we will help you achieve your personal career ambitions and enjoy a working life that is fulfilled, challenging and diverse. You will be part of a dynamic, hard-working team, who are proud to work under the respected Kathryn Anthony name.

Along with an excellent salary we offer an achievable bonus, free eye exams and contact lens checks, 1 free pair of spectacles per year, 1 pair of spectacles per year at cost, 5 pairs of prescription spectacles at 20% off retail price to be given to friends or family per year, Company Christmas meal, Company training days, Cycle to work scheme, Childcare vouchers, Company pension, sponsorship and time off to go to conferences on a discretionary basis.

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If you are interested in a rewarding career, in a beautiful location and think you have the skills to fit in with our dedicated team please email us your details.

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Work experience and students

If you’re a student looking to enhance your studies with real-life experience please feel free to contact us.  We can arrange student placements and work experience to help you gain insight into the day-to-day running of an independent optical practice.

If you’re just starting to think about your future career and would like to find out more about becoming an optician we recommend taking a look at the College of Optometrists website – www.college-optometrists.org - where you’ll find comprehensive information and advice on all aspects of optometry.

Training and development

We provide an on-going programme of training and development to ensure all members of our team maintain the highest possible standards of care and service. Each member of staff is an individual, and we help them achieve their personal career ambitions and enjoy a working life that is fulfilled, challenging and diverse. In doing so, we’ve created a dynamic, hard-working team, who are proud to work under the respected Kathryn Anthony name.

We also keep abreast of all new advances in optometry and ensure staff training is updated accordingly.