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Full or Part-Time Dispensing Optician

Hakim Group
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
£24,000 - £28,000 + Benefits
Closing date
29 Oct 2021
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About Shephard & Akay Optometrists

Established in 1974, Shephard & Akay are Hitchin’s leading independent opticians and contact lens specialists.

The success of the practice has been built by providing a bespoke patient experience, outstanding clinical standards, and an exclusive range of eyewear brands.

As a result, the team are now looking for a new Dispensing Optician to join them in delivering a truly unforgettable patient experience.

What’s the Opportunity?

Shephard & Akay are looking to appoint a passionate Dispensing Optician who takes pride in exceeding expectations and delivering a personalised service to a wide range of patients (including very young children).

You must be a fully qualified Dispensing Optician (ABDO member), with excellent clinical and communication skills, strong team-spirit, and have a genuine enthusiasm for finding the right solutions for each patient.

Equally important are your personal values – we’re looking for someone who is:

  • Honest
  • Ambitious
  • Kind
  • Industrious
  • Meticulous

There is also no expectation of Sunday work or work on Bank Holidays in this position.


As an independent practice, Shephard & Akay has fantastic flexibility when it comes to stocking frames & lenses. What isn’t in-practice can usually be ordered in for patients, and you can also have your say on the stock that the practice brings in.

Here is a (small) selection of the current brands on offer here:

  • Lindberg
  • Tom Ford
  • Tiffany & Co
  • Bvlgari


Located in the centre of Hitchin in a beautiful historic building, Shephard & Akay has plenty of nearby parking options, and is also accessible via the London Cambridge trainline and local bus routes.

Hakim Group

As a practice supported by Hakim Group, working for Shephard & Akay means that you’ll gain access to a national community of independent practices, as well as a few added extras!

  • Financial Flexibility Fund
  • Healthcare Cash-plan
  • Professional Advancement Through HG Academy
  • HG Giftbox Savings Platform
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

What Next?

To get more information, or to apply for this role – get in touch with Spencer Grout on 07737 715 282 or email


We’re always looking for brilliant, talented and ambitious people, who can think outside the box and inspire the individuals around them.

So if you’re looking for a role where you’re encouraged to push the boundaries and challenge yourself, where you get to work with great people and where you’ll be part of something you’re proud of. Find your ideal job below. Don’t see a role in your specific location?  We’re always looking for talented individuals to join us. Send your CV to

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