Title:  Contact Lens Optician - Chelmsford

Job Family:  Clinical
Category:  Contact Lens Optician
Contract Type:  Permanent
Full time/part time:  Full Time

Position: Contact Lens Optician
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary: £38,000 per annum + lucrative bonus scheme  + £6,000 joining bonus to be paid on successful completion of probation (terms apply)

Working Hours: Full time including four weekdays and one weekend day per week
Experience Level: Role is suited to newly qualified or experienced contact lens professionals, you must be GOC registered.

As a Contact Lens Optician, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of being part of the Specsavers team where you’ll be part of a family that works together to give every customer the best possible service. Your role in this is crucial. With one in three UK contact lens wearers coming to us for lenses and advice, we ensure that millions of people get the right lenses, at a price they can afford.


In this key role, you’ll work to the highest professional standards, providing a contact lens fitting and aftercare service that’s in a whole different league. You’ll work to boost sales, profit and customer loyalty – exceeding customers’ needs as well as business objectives. In effect, you’ll be our resident expert, sharing your knowledge with customers and staff alike, all while working alongside our dedicated professionals, using the latest equipment.


What’s on Offer?

  • £38,000 annual salary
  • £6,000 joining bonus paid on successful completion of probation (terms apply)
  • Lucrative bonus scheme based on performance which is £130-£200 per month on average
  • 28 days annual leave entitlement
  • GOC fee’s covered
  • Large and 35-year established store with 8 testing tooms over 3 floors
  • Brand new shopfloor with a fresh white wall and luminated frame displays
  • Longstanding team - the three full time directors have been at Specsavers Chelmsford for 10-15 years since their pre-reg!
  • Social team in store with many events that they attend with the Springfield team!
  • Parking available in the city centre / short walk from the train station with direct links to Liverpool Street & Stratford
  • An array of restaurants nearby including Pret A Manger, Costa, Greggs, Subway, McDonalds, Five Guys, Nandos, TGI Fridays, Giggling Squid, Waga mamas, Las iguanas and more!
  • Support with CPD
  • Exceptional clinical and professional development opportunities which the store promotes.
  • Essex training centre within the store as well as a stand alone lab within 10 minutes of the site
  • Access to cutting-edge clinical technology
  • WeCare- WeCare looks after your wellbeing with a 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance, plus much more. Using your phone, tablet or desktop, you and your family have 24/7 access to thousands of experts, all from the comfort of your own home.

  • Annual subscription to the “Headspace” app

Want to progress? All three partners started out as Saturday girls and have grown themselves to have 3 businesses! These partners are dedicated to supporting you with your future development both clinically and professionally, including pathway opportunities.

We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Contact Lens Optician, we would support you with extra courses and specialisms that interest you. Whatever your ambitions, from MECs qualifications and accreditations.  Even if you're keen to do the Optometry conversion course - we’ll do everything we can to help you be the best clinician you can be. 


What we’re looking for

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Contact Lens Optician, we are searching for someone who shares our store’s ethos. Someone who wants to grow, develop and offer exceptional customer care along the way. We want a practitioner who prides themselves on their clinical judgment, that isn’t afraid of a hands-on approach and who is keen to get involved and build rapport with the rest of the team. In summary, we’re looking for a skilled Contact Lens Optician to join us, be part of the team and assist in driving our practice forward.


Find out more

For more information or to apply, please contact Connie Fazackerley at Specsavers Recruitment Service on 07526508358 or connie.fazackerley@specsavers.com .