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Assistant Manager

Zest Optical
England, London, City of London
£24000 - £26000 per annum
Closing date
21 Aug 2021
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Job Details

An expanding group of independent Opticians based in London are looking for a full time Assistant Manager to join their Central London branch.

This unique brand have an excellent reputation for quality frames and an exceptional patient journey. They combine traditional frame craft with modern methods, and are very passionate about spectacle design and its history.


  • Supporting the store manager to deliver exceptional customer experience at all times
  • Ensure the seamless running of the store by working closely with HQ departments
  • Manage all dispensing activities and be responsible for your team's optical learning and progression
  • Act as an ambassador for the brand, helping to educate and excite others about their mission
  • Clearly communicate daily focuses to the team underpinned by their brand values
  • To comfortably explain eye health, eyewear and prescription terminology to patients
  • Exceptional product knowledge, explaining features and benefits of lenses and frames
  • Lead and train on Bespoke services, supported by our marketing leading technology
  • Participate in weekly trade calls and monthly meetings setting focuses and goals
  • Ensure company procedures are followed to protect inventory and assets
  • Provide training and development for all team members
  • Oversee product launches with flawless execution each time


  • Ideally a qualified Dispensing Optician but experienced non qual optical candidates will also be considered
  • Aligned to and inspired by the Company Brand Values and a genuine passion for spectacles, their design and history
  • 1-2 years management with optical, team building and recruitment experience
  • You're looking for a career in an exciting company where you can make a positive impact
  • You show great initiative, positivity, and patience
  • An excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • You thrive in a busy environment, enjoy responsibility and take pride in what you do
  • You're highly organised, possessing meticulous attention to detail and a keen interest in aesthetics

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary between £24,000 to £26,000 depending on experience
  • Significant responsibility and progression opportunities
  • Free spectacles and family and friends discount

The role is to work 5 days a week which include weekend work and late nights on a rota basis.

To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV or call 0114 238 1726 for more information.


We are Zest Optical, a specialist optical recruitment agency working exclusively within the optical marketplace. Having been established since 2006 we have created an excellent reputation in industry for offering a personal and honest recruitment service.

We believe that in order to provide the best service to both clients and candidates, we need to understand and match aspirations, skills and personalities. In this way we can create a mutually profitable relationship, supporting candidates and clients in achieving their goals.

All our consultants have a passion for the industry and a genuine interest in finding the best fit for both candidates and clients alike.

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