Dispensing Optician

Hakim Group
Derby, Derbyshire
£21,000 - £28,000 DOE
17 Feb 2021
17 Mar 2021
Oakwood Eyecare
Contract Type
Full Time


Oakwood Eyecare has been established for 27 years and was joined by Alvaston Opticians in 2007 and Kimberley Opticians in 2011 - all providing a trusted and highly reputable service to the local community.

As independent practices, we have the freedom to invest in the brands most suited for our patients – including Face-a-Face, Maui Jim, Ted Baker, Stepper, RayBan and more.

This means we take the time to get to know our patients, ensuring we find the right eyecare solutions for them, never compromising on quality. We have a loyal base of patients, who trust us to take care of them and their eyecare needs – this reputation is paramount to us.

We have the professional freedom to ensure our patient journey puts care, technical excellence, and informed choice at its heart.

Your input on the frame ranges we carry, and the professional freedom to use the right lens for each patient, from any supplier, means you have the control to cater for all our patient’s needs.


As a result of continued growth and evolution, we now require a full-time, qualified Dispensing Optician to join the team, potentially working across all three practices.  We have an eye on our future needs and are looking for someone who is ready for the challenge.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for eyewear, and style. Ideally this person will be approachable. meticulous and confident in their work, with a flair for developing great patient relationships. Professional expertise is therefore a vital attribute.

We succeed due to our ‘patient-first’ mindset so it is important you are able to pay attention to their needs and find solutions that work best for them.  You will be very solution focussed in all that you do.

You will need an ambition for success as a team as you will also be expected to mentor and support the wider team, providing hands-on training and guidance to continually improve the quality of service, product and systems that the practice provides.


This is a unique opportunity to work across our practices and get involved in all aspects of practice life – potentially progressing your career even further forward. We are looking for potential leadership qualities.

We have continually evolved as the market has changed, and we need someone who can innovate and adapt our businesses to keep us at the forefront.  Our staff are integral to our success so are expected to be actively involved in its evolution.

With access to our products, a great team including 3 other DO’s, and a loyal patient base, this position affords you the opportunity to really see the impact that your efforts can have within the local community, so don’t miss out! 

We want someone who feels this is home – our staff and patient safety has been paramount during the pandemic.

Salary will be dependent on the skills you bring to us, as well as the level of responsibility you want to take in moving our business forward.

What Next?

If all of this sounds like something you want to get involved with – then please do get in touch. Tell us about yourself and your experience by applying below.