Store team jobs at Specsavers

Optical assistant jobs

A career with clarity

Optical assistants are an integral part of any Specsavers store team and crucial to our customer service journey. Individuals with a real passion for both healthcare and retail really thrive in this role, as it’s the perfect position for those who love to make a real difference to other people’s lives.

Our optical assistants are the face of Specsavers, providing expert advice to our customers on our range of fashionable frames and guiding those who are trying contact lenses for the first time.

An Optical Assistant job is so much more than just your average retail job. At many high-street retailers, ambitious shop-floor staff might expect to work their way up to store management. At Specsavers, you can also aim to own your own Specsavers store one day. Many of our store partners began their Specsavers journey as optical assistants and now lead enthusiastic teams in their own stores across the country.

The face of Specsavers

For this role, we accept applications from individuals both with or without optical experience. As long as you have a passion for delivering high levels of customer service and building relationships within a team, we want to hear from you. In return, we’ll offer a supportive and enjoyable working environment, where ongoing training and development opportunities are just part and parcel of everyday working life.

Every day is different

No two days are ever the same at Specsavers. As an optical assistant, you’ll serve a number of customers with differing needs throughout the day. You’ll need to be able to get stuck in and work with others in a busy team environment, as well as have the know-how to quickly provide solutions and helpful guidance on our products and services. But don’t worry – to support you in meeting a wide range of customer needs, you’ll have continuous support from your directors and colleagues on the shop floor.

Always learning

There’s a reason we’ve won multiple awards for our commitment to training – as a business, we’re dedicated to nurturing talented people and letting them thrive. You and your colleagues will always be encouraged to boost your knowledge and learn new skills throughout your time at Specsavers. We offer a number of training courses specialising in a variety of areas, from optics and customer service to leadership and more.

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What we are doing to care for each other during the coronavirus outbreak

The safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, candidates and customers is our first priority.  Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, we want you to know that we are taking this situation very seriously and ensuring we are taking appropriate steps to look after each other.

We are carefully monitoring the situation and adjusting our ways of working in accordance with government advice. As a consequence of the situation we have made the difficult decision to pause some of our recruitment activity until further notice. We do still have some active vacancies online but we will, of course, take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our candidates and colleagues. This means that any interviews scheduled will be conducted via phone or using virtual meeting facilities – your recruiter will guide you through the process. 

We continue to take a proactive approach to protect both candidates and our colleagues, and we thank you for your understanding.