Optometry Development Manager

Vision Express
Closing date
21 Oct 2021

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Multiple Practice

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Are you a qualified optometrist or dispensing optician looking to see more than the testing room? We’ve got an opportunity for an optometrist or dispensing optician with a passion for creating and delivering development programmes for our pre-registration students and newly qualified optometrists to join our professional team as an optometry development manager.

What can you expect from the role?

Acting as an ambassador for the brand, we’ll look to you to coach and develop our students and newly qualified colleagues to develop their strong clinical skills and commercial awareness throughout their training programs.


As well as creating and delivering development programs, you’ll also work alongside our professional development tutors, making sure we look for areas of opportunities inline with the college of optometrist scheme for registration.


Working collaboratively with stakeholders internally and externally, you’ll develop local professional support networks for our students, supervisors, and operational management teams throughout the transition from student to newly qualified professional.


The beauty of this role is no two days are ever the same. From visiting our students and newly qualified optometrists in store to offer coaching and advise to promoting the role of the supervisor to increase our pre-registration offering, you’ll also develop relationships with the universities to promote the awareness of the program we offer to students currently studying.


At Vision Express we win together, so all our colleagues have a role to play in making our customers and colleagues feel special. It is up to you to bring our brand to life and be involved in shaping our success, by working closely with your team to build a high achieving environment.  

You can expect a busy but high achieving environment with a purpose, culture, and values to match, where everyone is working towards the same goal: creating joy in vision for our colleagues and customers.


About you

Alongside your professional status with the GOC or CORU, you’ll also have a background of being an experienced pre-registration supervisor, ideally with qualifications of teaching, assessing, and examining experience post qualification.


You’ll have good knowledge of the contractual and regulatory requirements o GOC registrants and be a college of optometrist member. Ideally, you’ll have previous experience of creating, developing and facilitating education activity.


Given the nature of the role, you’ll have the ability to plan, organise and identify areas of opportunity in the clinical and commercial performance of our colleagues, working with them to create action plans through coaching, mentoring, and influencing.


We know you matter and that is why it is our commitment to make this a job you enjoy by recognising your achievements and encouraging you to be involved in shaping our success. Our game changing leaders will support your career with excellent training and development opportunities. There are limitless horizons.


We’ve come a very long way since our first store opened nearly three decades ago. But our guiding principle remains the same. And that’s to provide an unparalleled level of customer service. A truly individual service, delivered in a professional yet welcoming environment where vision is taken seriously.

Through organic growth and acquisition there are now nearly 600 Vision Express stores across the UK, Jersey and the Republic of Ireland – from big city destinations to local high street stores. Following our acquisition of Tesco Opticians, you’ll now find us in Tesco stores too.

As a large and successful business, we’re able to offer a range of highly attractive benefits. These include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Competitive pay, with a review each year
  • Up to 38 days’ paid leave (dependent on length of service)
  • Free eyewear and generous discounts for you, your family and friends
  • A ‘lifestyle benefits’ package, including health club membership and holiday offers
  • Flexible working and career breaks
  • Flexible benefits including health, wellbeing and lifestyle options

Candidates must be registered with the GOC to be considered for Optometrist and Dispensing Optician opportunities at Vision Express.

Please see below for just some career opportunities at Vision Express. If you don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact recruitment@visionexpress.com with your name, location and job role and we will be in touch if there is a suitable role available for you.

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