Position: Dispensing Optician

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Bonus: Welcome bonus of up to £6,000 (terms apply)

Working Hours: Full time or Part time 

Experience Level: Will consider experienced or newly qualified dispensing opticians 


Your future is clear at Specsavers Didcot, where there’s always something exciting ahead.


Come and join our accomplished team as a Dispensing Optician at Specsavers Didcot, where we are at the height of customer care. Due to growth and expansion in the practice we are now looking to recruit a qualified Dispensing Optician to join us and help work to ensure every single one of our customers receives the very best patient experience. We’re community-focused and we need someone ready to use their passion, skills and experience to build on our ever-growing and loyal customer base.


Our Dispensing Opticians are the face of our clinic on the shop floor and usually an integral part of our store management team, so we’re keen to get you up to speed with management responsibilities. With ILM courses, pre-reg supervision and Specsavers Partnership Pathway available, we 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.


We’re dedicated to our customers, but what really makes this role stand out is that we offer a workplace with a difference – where people grow both personally and professionally.


What’s on offer?

  • Up to £33,000 per annum (depending on experience)

  • An exciting Golden Hello Bonus of up to £6k (terms apply)

  • Holiday allowance of 33 days

  • Professional fees paid 

  • Performance related team bonus

  • Support with personal and professional development

  • WeCare- WeCare looks after your wellbeing with a 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance, plus much more. Using your phone, tablet or desktop, you and your family have 24/7 access to thousands of experts, all from the comfort of your own home.

  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app


The Role:

  • Ensure that you provide good levels of customer service to customers at all times.

  • Liaise with Optometrists to ensure that each customer you dispense receives a consistent quality handover.

  • Manage aftersales service (including complaints and problem solving) in a customer service focused ‘can do’ manner.

  • Contribute to achievement of individual and team sales targets by demonstrating effective professional sales techniques.


Then there’s you

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. Our practice focuses on the development of our team, we currently have management members on Pathway and our current Lead Optometrist began their career in Didcot as a Dispensing Optician. We value and put our staff first and their development is key to us. 


The Location

Didcot is well-connected by public transport, with its railway station serving as an important interchange point between London, Oxford, and other major cities. This makes commuting relatively easy for those working in different areas.

The town is situated in a picturesque location with nearby countryside and the River Thames, providing opportunities for outdoor activities and a pleasant living environment. Didcot has a sense of community and a range of local amenities, including shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities, which can enhance the quality of life for residents.



Call Monique in the recruitment team today to find out more – 07526505354 or monique.dziadosz@specsavers.com   


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