Position: Dispensing Optician

Location: Chatham, Kent

Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience + performance related bonus

Working hours: Full and part time considered with alternate weekends

Experience level: This role is open to both newly qualified and experienced Dispensing Opticians who are registered with the GOC


Specsavers in Chatham are looking for a driven Dispensing Optician to join them on a full or part time basis. The focus at this store is about pulling together and working as a team to ensure that our valued patients have an excellent experience.


You will be joining a well-established store with a fully trained team including Optical Assistants, Dispensing Opticians, Contact Lens Opticians as well as an audiology team meaning everyone is in place to let you focus on what you do best. Boasting 9 test rooms will be impressed with the clinical technology you will have access to. The store is busy with 5 optical clinics running per day which includes daily Enhanced Optical Services (EOS), as well as daily Contact Lens clinics and 4 audiology clinics running per week.


Dispensing Opticians are the face of the clinic on the shop floor and usually an integral part of the store management team, so Chatham are keen to get you up to speed with management responsibilities. With ILM courses, pre-reg supervision and the opportunity to own your own Specsavers business, the store directors can guide you on your way to becoming a great leader. This, along with your clinical expertise will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day.


Chatham has 3 sister stores – Gillingham, Hempstead Valley and Strood. All stores are owned by the same group of 4 directors who have a huge wealth of experience and would be able to offer incredible professional and clinical support and development. Collectively, they have developed 5 members of the team who are now directors of their own stores. Could you be the next? 


What’s on offer?

  • Up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience
  • A strong performance related bonus scheme
  • Full and part time considered with alternate weekends
  • Professional fees paid
  • Specsavers Perks Plus
  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app
  • WeCare – UK confidential employee helpline
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities
  • Access to the latest clinical technology and equipment
  • Paid parking permit
  • Tier 2 licensed sponsor

What we’re looking for

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Dispensing Optician, we are searching for someone who shares our store’s ethos. Someone who wants to grow, develop, and offer exceptional customer care along the way. We want a practitioner who prides themselves on their clinical judgment, that isn’t afraid of a hands-on approach and who is keen to get involved and build rapport with the rest of the team. In summary, we’re looking for a skilled Dispensing Optician to join us, be part of the team and assist in driving our practice forward. We value and put our staff first and their development is key to us.


Platinum employer

Our store is an accredited Platinum Employer – this means you can expect an exceptional employee experience every single day you work here. The Platinum Employer Scheme is part of the Specsavers drive to become a famous place to work. Stores with this accreditation have been verified on five key employer standards: Recruitment, Performance Management and Reward, Talent Management, Learning and Development and Employee Engagement.


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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