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Qualified Dispensing Optician

Inspired Selections
Bristol (City Centre)
Closing date
26 Dec 2022

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Job Role
Dispensing Optician
Multiple Practice
Contract Type
Full Time
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A fantastic opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic Dispensing Optician who wants to progress in their career and develop their optical and business skills.
An independent optician in the Bristol area are looking for someone who loves helping people to see clearly and look amazing in their new spectacles.
They offer a great work-life balance with flexible working, no evenings, bank holidays or Sundays. Part-time or full-time available.
Beautifully fitted practice with a great atmosphere and a friendly supportive team.

Here’s what their current DOs have to say:

o I’d become disillusioned after setting up a hugely successful cold start-up for a well-known national chain and jumped at the chance to work with this company and its team. I’ve now been here 18 years and look forward to spending my whole career here.
o I’ve always loved people and science. This was a natural choice because patients are always the priority here.
o I was offered the chance to train as a dispensing optician within the company and jumped at the chance: that was 15 years ago!

This independent opticians are an award-winning, nationally renowned independent opticians based in the Bristol area.

Responsibilities of the Qualified Dispensing Optician

You will be a highly skilled professional – supplying the most appropriate spectacles, taking into account each customer’s visual and lifestyle requirements; advising on lenses for all walks of life and individual requirements.
You will be dispensing to a range of patients from children to the elderly and will have a wide range of products, frames and lenses available at a patient’s request.
You will be working within an experienced and close-knit team and will be supported by other Dispensing Opticians in a relaxed environment, where you can take time to focus on providing quality customer service and eye care to all patients.
You will also be required to do pre-screening, contact lens teaches as well as admin/ reception responsibilities.

Requirements of the Qualified Dispensing Optician

GOC registered
Strong customer service ethos
Team player
Good communication skills
Proactive with great organisational skills
Be knowledgeable about lenses and frames, their background, features and benefits.
Be able to recommend suitable products to customers and use the customer’s language to explain the features and benefits
Check and fit spectacles to a high standard.
Use your knowledge to maintain a high level of customer service in clinical dispensing.
Take facial measurements on children and adults.
Be aware of your own KPIs and be proactive in developing and maintaining them.
Maintain a friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere in practice.
Pro-actively remain up-to-date with your training and assignments.
Work with the team to grow and develop the practices.
This role may be subject to DBS clearance.

Compensation for the Qualified Dispensing Optician

Salary: from £22,000 to £32,000 or more (depending upon your ability) plus bonus
Hours: 5 days a week, 8.45am to 5.30pm (no Sundays, evenings or Bank Holidays)
Excellent career progression and training, company peer review and CET
Great working environment with recently refitted practice
Friendly, supportive team
Freedom to develop ideas and implement change.
They are a small company so can move quickly to act on suggestions, for example choosing new frame ranges
28 days holiday, Vitality Health, discounts on glasses and contact lenses including a free pair of glasses each year, friends and family discounts, paid professional fees, Company Pension, team outings, cycle to work and much more
Working alongside a great team of well-trained Optical Advisors, Dispensing Opticians, Practice Managers and Optometrists

What happens next?

Once you have applied, one of the experienced team at Inspired Selections will give you a call to discuss the role in more detail.
They will also go over your previous experience from your CV and your current situation to make sure you have the relevant experience and match what the client is looking for.
Once this has been discussed leave it to us and we will arrange the meeting for you.

To apply for this new and rare opportunity:

– Call Chris at Inspired Selections on 0121 778 6999
– Upload your C.V to
– SMS your Name and Availability for a call to 07537417722


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