What you'll do

Dispensing Optician

Shandwick, Edinburgh

Salary: £26,000 – (Based on optics experience)

Bonus:  A rewarding bonus of up to £750 year depending on sales.

Working Hours: Full time required

Experience Level: Must have previous experience working in an optician and must have a GOC number.

Specsavers in Shandwick is looking for a forward-thinking Dispensing Optician. We recognise that our people are the key to our success. That’s why, at Specsavers in Shandwick, we do everything we can to ensure our team get the best from us too – from market-leading training, access to cutting-edge technology and a personal development plan built around you. Become our next Dispensing Optician at Specsavers in Shandwick – a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and unparalleled support.

What’s on offer?

•                 An annual salary of up to £26,000 (depending on experience)

•                 A strong performance-based bonus scheme

•                 Holiday allowance of 28 days per year

•                 Private health and dental cover

•                 Pension contribution

•                 Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities

•                 Support with CET

•                 Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT

•                 Joining a store based In Edinburgh’s financial district with constant, steady footfall

•                 Fantastic transport links with train stations within a walking distance

•                 Joining a reliable and trusting team who will help you succeed.


We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Dispensing Optician, we would like to support you with extra courses and specialisms that interest you. If your ambitions are to become our next Contact Lens Optician, we’ll do everything we can to help you to get there!


Our Dispensing Opticians are an integral part of our store management team, so we’re keen to get you up to speed. With ILM courses, Pre-Reg supervision and the Specsavers Partnership scheme (Pathway) all available to explore. Along with your clinical and retail expertise – this will stand you in good stead if you choose to become a store director yourself one day.

Our location

This position is located in the vibrant city of Edinburgh with excellent transport links, it’s not uncommon for people to commute from far and wide. There’s something here for everyone: from shops, bars and restaurants to museums and parks for families to enjoy. As a Dispensing Optician in Edinburgh your client base will be very diverse – but with plenty of familiar faces of course.

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 resident Dispensing Optician to join us, be part of the team and assist in driving our practice forward.

Find out more

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Richard Bateman on 07950918068 or email on richard.bateman@specsavers.com

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