Position: Dispensing Optician

Location: Folkestone, Kent

Salary: Up to £35,000 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 Dispensing Opticians 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 a driven Dispensing 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!


The store relocated in 2016 and boasts 7 test rooms and 1 hear care room. All optical test rooms are fully equipped with the latest clinical technology and 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 £35,000 depending on experience
  • A performance-based bonus scheme (average £130 per month)
  • 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

What we’re looking for

You’ll need to be a qualified and GOC registered Dispensing Optician with the drive, passion and the willingness to build upon our customer-focused culture. As part of our team, you’ll need to be able to provide a unique blend of customer care and professional excellence. You’ll need to demonstrate good attention to detail along with a passion for the community. Teamwork also forms a big part of our culture, so the ability to work well with others is essential.


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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