Bulwell and Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham
Competitive and commensurate with experience.
10 Jan 2018
05 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Locum, Part Time

Thank you for your interest in our post of optometrist.  Having read through the details, if you feel that you are the person that we are looking for, please apply by e-mailing your CV along with a statement explaining the qualities and experience that you would bring to the post and what it is in particular that attracts you to working with us, to harry@bowlerandcharsley.co.uk .

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us either by e-mail or by telephone on 07969734767.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The practice

Bowler and Charsley has been a respected name in optics in the Nottingham area for over 45 years.  The practices in Bulwell and Radcliffe-on-Trent have provided an excellent clinical and personal service to their patients and are a popular choice with local residents.

As a family run independent, we pride ourselves on providing a personal service, where everyone is respected and valued. The appointment of a new optometrist with the appropriate skills and qualities is an extremely important one and is a vital step in the continued growth of the business.  The person appointed will be a key member of the team providing the professional expertise required to give an excellent service to patients, as well as working towards the aim of bringing the Bulwell practice back up to 5 days testing and increasing the number of testing days in Radcliffe-on-Trent.  As well as being able to demonstrate the core responsibilities of conducting thorough eye examinations and recommending products, you will also be someone with drive and enthusiasm, who would enjoy the opportunity of working with us to shape a developing practice. 

Since taking over the business in 2014, we have introduced new equipment and systems, trained staff and begun to create a fresh look to the practices.  These developments will continue in 2018 and beyond.

Person Specification

We are looking for the following qualities and level of experience.

  • A qualified optometrist with a minimum of 2 years’ experience post registration
  • Demonstrates high standards of professionalism and integrity
  • As a leading professional, provide advice and guidance to staff and patients as necessary
  • A reflective practitioner who continually looks to improve the quality and diversity of the service offered to the patient
  • Clinical and technical excellence with a thorough and up to date knowledge of eye health
  • Warm and approachable manner with the ability to make patients feel valued, comfortable and at ease
  • An understanding of the needs of the practice as a business, with an ability to advise and guide patients in purchasing appropriate products
  • An enthusiasm in working as part of a team to develop the practice further, contributing ideas to improve our service and profitability
  • Willingness to work flexibly
  • Keen to learn new skills
  • Good administrative and record keeping skills, including use of computer software
  • Able to maintain a high standard of hygiene & a tidy working environment

The Position

  • Part-time locum contract – minimum of 2 days/week (willing to consider a salaried post and/or additional days for the right person)
  • Working in both the Bulwell and Radcliffe practices
  • Working Hours: Currently 9-00am to 5-00pm (a willingness to potentially work later preferred)
  • Working as one of two optometrists, under the management of a qualified DO (director), and alongside a small optical assistant team
  • 30 minutes testing time

Application deadline: Monday 5th February 2018

Starting date: As soon as available.

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