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ByGail Mackintosh

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Trainee Dispensing Optician – Leatherhead

Are you an Optical Assistant/ Advisor? Do you want to progress your career in a supportive and fun environment and become a Dispensing Optician?
On offer is the chance to join the UK’s largest eye care provider in an exciting and dynamic role, where no two days will be the same. You will be supported in store and out on your journey to become a dispensing optician.

Here at Specsavers Leatherhead, we pride ourselves on the highest levels of clinical and customer service levels. Our store hosts 4 tests rooms and a team of friendly and attentive staff. Due to continued growth and demand we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Optical Assistant looking to take the next step in their career. With numerous success stories from are well established team, why not come and join the team and see what you can achieve?

You must have previous experience within optics within the last 6 years to apply for this role.

Apply Now

For more information please call Gemma Keat at Specsavers Recruitment Services on 01566 770 124 or to apply please send a CV to gemma.keat@specsavers.com

Or apply on the Sepcsavers job website >>

Closing date: 24/03/2020

ByGail Mackintosh

Dispensing Optician

Job summary

Experience level: Must be a qualified Dispensing Optician and registered with the GOC

With a business like Specsavers, the future always looks interesting for Dispensing Opticians. After all, we’re the UK’s number one provider of professional eyecare – and we’re still growing. That means your career has the chance to develop and room to progress. Join us now and who knows how far you could go?

Specsavers has been going from strength to strength, ever since the business started back in 1984. We strive for the highest clinical standards – and believe that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do. We also recognise that our people are critical to our past and future success – so we do everything we can to make sure they get the experience and career they’re looking for: from outstanding training and a personal development plan, to excellent benefits and unstinting support. The business has nearly 1,500 stores across 12 countries – and is still growing. We want you to be part of this outstanding success story.

As a Dispensing Optician in Leatherhead, you’ll use your skills to give customers an ophthalmic dispensing service of the highest clinical standards. You’ll be a role model for more junior staff, working your magic with customers, liaising with the optical, retail and lab teams, and giving clear, sound advice. Your efforts will help to drive overall store sales as well as customer loyalty – which will make you a key member of the team.

As a qualified Dispensing Optician registered with the GOC and good with people, you’ll be a natural when it comes to customer care. You’re friendly, polite and helpful – comfortable working as part of a team and able to answer questions and queries thanks to your excellent ophthalmic knowledge.

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For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Keat at Specsavers Recruitment Services on 01566 770 124 or email gemma.keat@specsavers.com.

Or apply on the Specsavers job website >>

Closing date: 25/03/2020

ByGail Mackintosh

Newly Qualified Relief Pharmacist

Need to know
The full time equivalent salary for this role will be between £36,600 to £40,600.Closing date is 01/04/2020

About Boots
We are the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they thought possible. For over 165 years, we have used our expertise to help improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance.

What’s in it for you?
Pharmacists are at the heart of our business and have been since we opened our first pharmacy 170 years ago. We know how important it is to reward the great work they do.

You’ll start your Pharmacist journey with our market leading Foundation Programme. Our RPS accredited Foundation Programme supports you through your first 1000 days of practice with off job study days and practice based assessments allowing you to reflect on and develop your pharmacy practice with the support of one of our Healthcare Academy Trainers acting as your tutor.

We also have a range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit individual needs. These include:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Market leading pension contributions
  • Annual performance based bonus
  • 33 days including bank holidays with the option to buy more
  • Bespoke location benefits that could include relocation support, location allowance, location honorarium (dependent on location)
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Boots staff discount
  • GPHC fees paid
  • Contribution towards RPS fees
  • Access to our benefits platform such as cycle to work, child care vouchers, additional holiday purchase, gym discount, dental insurance, life insurance, critical illness insurance to name a few!

Responsibilities:
As a Newly Qualified Relief Pharmacist with us, it goes without saying you will be providing excellent customer and patient care that will be inspiring and reassuring. It’s more than just dispensing medicine, it’s looking after our customers and patients, listening to them and giving expert advice. Key responsibilities include:

  • You will work within a variety of stores, over multiple locations, ensuring expert care and service is delivered at all times, with an adaptable and proactive mind-set
  • Working in partnership with the healthcare team using your own intuition, expertise and experience to deliver complete care solutions for our customers and patients
  • Setting the standard of what a brilliant pharmacy ‘looks and feels like’ from an operational perspective by working in partnership with your pharmacy technician
  • Delivering the pharmacy strategy through care conversations with customers and patients providing expert advice throughout
  • Accountable for professional pharmacy legal & ethical decisions in the pharmacy
  • Actively supporting the development, education & training of colleagues; building pharmacy capability of store teams
  • Conducting regular reviews, audits and risk assessments to protect patient and public safety
  • Work to deliver world class professional services – personally and through the pharmacy team

Our ideal candidate
To be successful in this role you will have a professional, caring character and true desire to help others feel good. In addition you will:

  • Demonstrate high levels of professional expertise and be widely respected by stakeholders, peers, customers/patients and external local professionals
  • Be commercially astute, understand the growth and development of the healthcare industry
  • Role model first class communication skills, where you will hold excellent face to face interactions with all types of customers and patients
  • Thrive in a team centred approach with strong collaborative working
  • Have a passion for keeping up to date with your own learning and development, completing all Pharmacist mandatory and directed training
  • Be digitally savvy and comfortable with navigating and embracing new technology To be considered for this role:
  • You will need to be currently completing your pharmacy pre-registration training within the UK
  • All offers will be conditional to you passing your GPhC registration exam

We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

This role is subject to a DBS/PVG check, Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.

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To apply visit Boots job website >>

Closing date: 01/04/20

ByGail Mackintosh

Optical Assistant

Role Summary

Let us develop your career and take you further- previous experience for this role is essential.

Specsavers has been going from strength to strength, ever since the business started back in 1984. We strive for the highest clinical standards – and believe that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do. We also recognise that our people are critical to our past and future success – so we do everything we can to make sure they get the experience and career they’re looking for: from outstanding training and a personal development plan, to excellent benefits and unstinting support. The business has nearly 1,500 stores across 12 countries – and is still growing. We want you to be part of this outstanding success story.

Join our team in Leatherhead, as an Optical Assistant, and you’ll discover why at Specsavers, we pride ourselves on providing the foundation for exciting, long-term careers – a home where your previous optical expertise will be truly valued and where you’ll be given the opportunity to thrive. With a business that’s constantly expanding, both in the UK and abroad, the opportunities to expand your knowledge base and develop a career have never looked better.

As an Optical Assistant, you’ll make sure every customer gets a great experience when they come into our store. It means listening to what they want, explaining our offers and products, and dispensing single vision, bifocal and varifocal lenses. You’ll work to NHS guidelines (as well as our own high standards), give good, clear advice and make a positive impression, thanks to your polite and professional approach.

To secure this role you will need previous experience as either an optical assistant or dispensing assistant and have a real passion for providing fantastic customer care.

We’ll continue to develop and expand your knowledge of vision problems, eyecare and our products. You’ve already demonstrated that you’re a natural when it comes to customer care, you’re articulate, good with people with an organised approach and always happy to help, so you’ll fit right in as a valuable member of our friendly store team, joining a business that’s going places.

Apply Now

For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Keat at Specsavers Recruitment Services on 01566 770 124 or email gemma.keat@specsavers.com

Or visit the Specsavers job site >>

Closing date: 25/03/2020