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Retail Optical Assistant

Vision Express
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Job Role
Optical Assistant
Multiple Practice
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you enjoy creating a unique experience for your customers? We are looking for a retail optical assistant to join our retail team. If you don’t have previous optical experience, not to worry as we can provide you with all the training and support that you need to be successful.


What can you expect from the role?


The role of a retail optical assistant offers more responsibility and involvement than your normal retail position. At Vision Express we win together, so all our colleagues have a role to play in making our customers feel special. From a warm welcome, through to help with selecting the right products for their needs, we will look to you to create a personalised experience.


The beauty of this role is that no two days are ever the same. It is up to you to bring our brand to life and be involved in shaping our success, by working closely with your store team to build a high achieving environment that delivers a great customer experience.

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


Previous optical experience is not needed to join our retail team, however previous experience in a customer facing environment with a passion for creating a unique customer experience is beneficial.


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, whether that be professionally or into management.


Creating joy un vision for our customers, through an expert and trusted eyecare experience.

Through organic growth and acquisition, we have almost 600 Vision Express stores across the UK, Ireland and Jersey – from big city locations, to your local high street and Tesco stores. We’re creating joy in vision across the country.

We’re part of the leading international optical retail group, GrandVision NV

GrandVision, part of the EssilorLuxottica group, commits to long-term investment and growth which opens up even more opportunities for our career development. Although we remain a distinct brand, our close association with GrandVision means that your opportunities aren’t limited to the UK and allows working the group within other countries a real big possibility.

We strive to be the best we can be and we’re proud to deliver a great experience both for our customers and colleagues here at Vision Express. We put real energy into everything that we do, continuously improving our approach to achieving more. Joy in vision is about making a real difference. We're always human and we build our relationships on trust, to create relationships that last. We're genuinely interested in our customers and let every colleague voice be heard. Our people are unique and when combined, we're stronger than ever. We're striving, creating, and winning - together.

This is our purpose, and these are our values, because we... are Vision Express.

With many benefits that we’re proud to offer our colleagues which include;

  • 25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays (increasing with your length of service)
  • Free Annual Eyewear
  • A Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Competitive Perk Pension Scheme
  • Live Assurance 4x Your Annual Salary
  • Professional Fees Fully Funded
  • Flexible Working Patters
  • Friends & Family Discount Vouchers
  • A Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Additional Opt In Benefits
  • A Career Path With Support

Other benefits include; wellbeing incentives, career breaks, internal communication platforms, private medical cover for you and your family, buy and sell scheme for holidays, give as you earn, high street discount offers, dental cover, travel insurance, career development plans along with other great benefits and learning and development support.

With nationwide Vision Express stores, we have opportunities available for you, wherever your ambition lies.

Check our career opportunities below at Vision Express. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, reach out to the team at with your name, location an job role and we’ll be in touch to discuss suitable roles for you.

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