Optical Assistant / Administrator

Pen Optical
Maidstone, Kent
Up to £22,000 per annum + benefits
05 Jun 2018
03 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Pen Optical Trust is a registered charity which reduces re-offending by training prisoners in optical skills & helping them secure meaningful work in the optics industry.  The charity began training its first group of prisoners in September 2015 & since then it has helped over 30 people secure work in optics.

Pen Optical has an opening for an administrator/optical assistant.

So, if you are hardworking, looking for a job which makes a difference to society, and willing to learn new skills then please apply for this job.

Job purpose

To carry out Administration duties in the lab & train up new members of staff in optical retails skills.

Person Specification

  • Literacy/numeracy- GSCE English and Math or equivalent 
  • Demonstrable interest in, and enthusiasm for, optics and training people
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral 
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail 
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Ability to use initiative 
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure


  1. Admin duties: ordering stock & supplies, checking deliveries received, packaging completed orders and sending back to customer.  Writing invoices, updating excel spreadsheet, answering queries by email/phone.
  2. Training people in optical retail skills using our in house materials
  3. Maintaining high levels of cleanliness in the office environment

Contract Information

Value: £18,000 -£22,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Website: www.penoptical.co.uk

Next Steps

Contact us by email info@penoptical.co.uk or phone 01622 674 670