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Optical Assistant

Inspired Selections
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

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Job Role
Optical Assistant
Multiple Practice
Contract Type
Full Time

A very exciting opportunity has become available for an Optical Assistant on a full time, permanent basis in the Bedfordshire area with a independent chain of opticians. This would be a mobile role between a few of their practices all local within 30-minutes of each other.

Each of their practices are situated in busy high street locations in small market towns and have a large and loyal customer base. They have a very friendly and welcoming team in place, who all work for each other to deliver the highest levels of care possible and they have a very good local reputation for excellence in customer care.

As an Optical Assistant you will spend your time on various aspects of meeting your customer’s needs. The company can offer various routes of progression within the company therefore if you are enthusiastic and prove yourself then you may be able to go on to the DO course or progress in management.

Responsibilities of the Optical Assistant

Each working day would involve working within a busy practice in an all round role. You will be helping patients with all their eyecare needs, including contact lenses, advising on designer frames, NHS eyecare and hearing health checks. You will be dispensing spectacles and making sales as well as undertaking pre-screening, contact lens teaches and associated admin work.

Requirements for the Optical Assistant

You will need a minimum of 1 years experience as an Optical Assistant and it’s essential you can dispense spectacles to all levels. You will be pre-screening patients, delivering contact lens teaches and will be very focussed on delivering the highest levels of customer service.

Compensation for the Optical Assistant

On offer for the right person is a competitive package;
A basic salary of up to £24,000.
Sales related bonus scheme (approx. £200 per month).
Travel allowance – 45p per mile.
Parking allowance – if no parking at the practice, paid parking will be covered.
5 weeks holiday + bank holidays.
Sociable hours – 9 to 5:30 in the week and 9 to 4 on Saturdays, closed on Sundays and bank holidays.
1 free pair of glasses per year.
Joining a well-established business that offer a real work/life balance.
Progression opportunities such as DO course or management.

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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