Position: Contact Lens Optician

Location: Folkestone, Kent

Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + performance related bonus

Working hours: Full time or part time – fully flexible with hours, tailored to your needs

Experience level: This role is open to both newly qualified and experienced Contact Lens Optician who are registered with the GOC


How does working in one of the UK’s most desirable locations sound? Folkestone has recently been named as the best place to live in the South East!


Specsavers in Folkestone are looking for an ambitious Contact Lens Optician to join their community focused team, they are looking for someone who is passionate about their career and providing excellent patient care. Folkestone understands that you have a personal life too and with a focus on flexibility they can offer flexible contracts tailored to your needs. This could be full time, part time, school hours, term time or even no weekends!


As a Contact Lens Optician, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of being part of the Specsavers team where you’ll be part of a family that works together to give every customer the best possible service. Your role in this is crucial. With one in three UK contact lens wearers coming to us for lenses and advice, we ensure that millions of people get the right lenses, at a price they can afford.


In this key role, you’ll work to the highest professional standards, providing a contact lens fitting and aftercare service that’s in a whole different league. You’ll work to boost sales, profit, and customer loyalty – exceeding customers’ needs as well as business objectives. In effect, you’ll be our resident expert, sharing your knowledge with customers and staff alike, all while working alongside our dedicated professionals, using the latest equipment.


The store is conveniently located in the Bouverie Place Shopping Centre, there are excellent public transport links and if driving there is parking close by. With direct high-speed trains from London (St Pancras International), you could be in Folkestone in under one hour making this an ideal opportunity for those who want to enjoy the pristine beaches, dramatic cliffs and breathtaking sea views whilst still being close enough to the capital.


What’s on offer?

  • Up to £40,000 depending on experience
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme
  • Flexible hours tailored to your needs
  • All working patterns considered including school hours and no weekends
  • 33 days annual leave plus your birthday off
  • Private medical and dental cover
  • Professional fees paid
  • Specsavers Perks – our discounted benefits scheme
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • An extremely supportive team who are there to support and develop you
  • Access to the latest clinical technology and equipment
  • Support with CPD points

We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Contact Lens Optician, we would support you with extra courses and specialisms that interest you. Whatever your ambitions, from MECs qualifications and accreditations.  Even if you’re keen to do the Optometry conversion course – we’ll do everything we can to help you be the best clinician you can be.


The role in a nutshell

  • Carry out contact lens fitting and aftercare in accordance with Company procedures and professional guidelines
  • Deal with general enquiries and advise customers on contact lenses
  • Ensure that all customers have a clear understanding of the contact lens options for their prescription. Advise customers on spectacle dispensing options, including current promotions
  • Ensure that appointment times are efficiently managed and that customer waiting time is minimized
  • Provide insertion / removal instruction to patients as required


Then there’s you

As a qualified Contact Lens Optician, you’ll have what it takes to put customers at ease. You’re also team-focused, with a passion for what you do – so you’re always up to date with the latest developments in the industry. With this approach plus our exciting career development options, you’ll stand every chance of going far.


Find out more

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Lauren Singh on 07549 210919 or email lauren.singh@specsavers.com



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