An Independent Optician based in the Birmingham area are seeking a motivated and personable individual to join their team as an Optical Assistant. This independent opticians are a well-established, family-owned group of practices and are looking for someone in their Handsworth practice. This is a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of a thriving optical practice with over 35 years of experience.
Position: Optical Assistant
Start Date: From Jan 2024
Salary: £21,240 per annum (full time)
Working Hours: Full-time, Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:30 – Practice is closed for lunch each day (1-hour break).
Responsibilities of the Optical Assistant
Assisting the Optometrist and supporting the overall smooth operation of the practice.
Providing excellent customer service to our valued patients.
Dispensing and fitting eyewear, including Essilor lens/coating options.
Managing reception duties as needed.
Collaborating with a small team consisting of an Optometrist, a receptionist, and a part-time glazing technician.
Requirements of the Optical Assistant
Previous experience in an optical setting including the ability to dispense to all levels.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
A friendly and up-beat personality.
Ability to work effectively in a team.
Flexibility to adapt to the needs of the practice.
Eagerness to learn and grow within the optical field.
Flexibility to work at other practices if required for holiday/sickness cover.
Compensation of the Optical Assistant
A basic salary of £21,240
No weekend working
5 weeks holiday plus Bank holidays
1 pair of free spectacles per annum.
Possibility for training in Glazing/Fundus Photography in the future.
If you are passionate about eye care, customer service, and looking to join a friendly and professional team, we would love to hear from you.
To apply for this exciting opportunity: VAC-33118
– Call Chris @ Inspired Selections on 0121 778 6999
– Upload your C.V to www.inspiredselections.co.uk
– SMS your Name and Availability to 07537417722
What happens next?
Once you have applied, one of the experienced team at Inspired Selections will give you a call to discuss the role in more detail.
They will also go over your previous experience from your CV and your current situation to make sure you have the relevant experience and match what the client is looking for.
Once this has been discussed leave it to us and we will arrange the meeting for you.