JOBS BOARD

Welcome to the newest page on our website. On this page you will find details of local jobs for Optometrists, DOs and other practice staff.

If you wish to place an advertisement, please download the job vacancy form (below) fill in details and email it to southwest@jclconsulting.co.uk. Alternatively you can fax details to 0871 661 6532.

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JOB VACANCIES

Supervising Optometrist – UWE Bristol Eye Clinic

UWE Bristol Optometry are looking for optometrists keen to support our final year optometry undergraduates while they complete their university-based clinical training in our new optometry patient-facing clinical facility, UWE Bristol Eye Clinic.

Supervisors know how enjoyable it is developing the clinical skills of others and are excited to have the opportunity to make a real difference to the next generation of optometrists and impact the future of the profession. They are keen to develop the clinical skills of UWE Bristol Optometry students as well as their own skills in clinical supervision.

If you are interested in becoming part of a forward-thinking team at UWE Bristol Eye Clinic, please contact Lewes Hambrey (Lewes.Hambrey@uwe.ac.uk) to discuss the role further or email your expression of interest and CV.

Please visit https://bit.ly/3w56XmF to view the full job specification.

Salary:  £35.13 per hour.

Hours:  8:30AM to 5:00PM – Day(s) worked negotiable

Contact Details: Lewes Hambrey – Email: Lewes.Hambrey@uwe.ac.uk — Telephone: 0117 328 1655

Deadline: 19th August 2022.

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Part-Time Optometrist – Sarah Gibson Optometrists, Wincanton

Looking for a Clinical minded optometrist to help with the increased workload in a busy independent practice near Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire border.  ACES accreditation would be a bonus.  20 minute NHS sight tests and 40 minute private eye examinations/enhanced NHS tests.

Modern equipment including OCT, Optomap & MYAH, fully computerised PMS (iClarity).

The practice offers appointments for Dry Eye, Myopia Management, (including Soft Lens, Ortho K & Spectacle Lens options) and coloured overlays & Chromagen for reading difficulties.  A willingness to undertake these duties or refer patients to the resident optometrist, where appropriate, is essential.

Excellent support staff, including qualified DO & Trainee DO, who are all committed to going above and beyond for our patients.

There will be an opportunity for a full time position with share options in future for the right candidate.

1-2 days per week, hours to suit (more hours may be available)

Will include some half days Saturday and holiday cover.

Practice open 9am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday. 9am – 1pm by appointment only Saturday

Salary: To be discussed dependent on experience.

In the first instance contact Suzi Logan-Thomas on 01963 34333 or dispensing@SGOeyecare.co.uk  – Deadline 30/06/2022

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Locum Optometrist –  Sarah Gibson Optometrists, Wincanton

Looking for a clinically minded optometrist to help with the increased workload in busy independent practice near Somerset / Dorset/ Wiltshire border. ACES accreditation would be a bonus.

20 minute NHS sight tests and 40 minute private eye examinations / enhanced NHS tests

Modern equipment including OCT, Optomap & MYAH

Fully computerised PMS (iClarity)

The practice offers appointments for Dry eye, Myopia Management, (including Soft lens, Ortho K & spectacle lens options) and coloured overlays & Chromagen for reading difficulties. A willingness to refer patients to the resident optometrist for these appointments, where appropriate, is essential.

Excellent support staff, including qualified DO & Trainee DO, who are all committed to going above and beyond for our patients.

There may be an opportunity for permanent long-term employment and / or share option for the right candidate

Locum – Monday 9.30am – 5.30pm (Other days / hours may be available) – £350 / day

In the first instance contact Suzi Logan-Thomas on 01963 34333 or dispensing@SGOeyecare.co.uk – Deadline: 30/06/2022

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Christopher Young Opticians – Shepton Mallet

Located in Shepton Mallet High Street, in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside.

The practice has been established for 35 years and has a strong and loyal local client base.  This is very much a family practice with a closely knit and client focused team.

As an Optometrist you will have a relaxed and positive outlook as well as excellent clinical and communication skills.

Full or part-time optometrist to work in this fully private high street independent practice in Shepton Mallet.

Full Time Hours – Week 1 – Tuesday – Friday 8.45am – 5.30pm & Saturday 9am – 1.00pm

Week 2 – Monday – Friday 8.45am – 5.30pm

Part Time Hours – These are by negotiation, but at least three days per week and two Saturday mornings every four weeks.

Flexible Hours are available if required.

Salary – £45,000 to £55,000 pro rata. depending on experience. Plus bonuses.

Please email Christopher Young for more details – chris@cyoungoptometrists.co.uk.

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Optometrist – Eyetech Opticians, Street, Somerset

Flexible to full time

Eyetech is offering an opportunity to an enthusiastic individual with a desire to embrace Independent Optometry.  Our Street and Midsomer Norton practices are looking for someone with progressive and innovative ideas who would like to get involved and have a positive, proactive influence on the future direction of the company.

We will offer the successful candidate a competitive salary and the flexibility to achieve a good work life balance plus our support and encouragement to pursue any specific areas of interest within optics.

Succession could be a possibility if desired but is not a requirement.

Please contact Adrian Springett on 01458 442178 or email Adrian.Springett@eyetech-opticians.co.uk

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Optometrist – Yeovil & Chard – Robert Frith Opticians

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a clinically focussed, quality driven practice.  You could work within a collaborative team of optometrists with a number of special interests.  Amongst the team is four IP qualified optometrists, two doctorates, a glaucoma diploma, specialist contact lens fitter, two trained orthoptists and a dyslexia specialist. This practice is fully supportive of optometrists developing their special interests, including support for higher qualifications and they actively encourage staff to spend part of the week in hospital work.  Five of their optometrists also work within hospital ophthalmology departments, doing glaucoma, macular, casualty, paediatric refraction and orthoptics clinics.

The practice itself is spacious, all air-con, extensively equipped including latest Humphrey VFA and OCT.  The mail practice is in Yeovil and is one of the biggest independents in the South West, the sister practice in Chard is smaller but brand new and refurbished since a relocation in 2019.  Both practices have well trained, welcoming support staff including four dispensing opticians.

Hours: Flexible up to Full Time

Please contact Ben Williams on 01935 478 463 or email ben@robertfrith.net

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Experienced Dispensing Assistant or Dispensing Optician – Robert Frith, Yeovil/Chard

Robert Frith Optometrists in Yeovil are a patient focussed practice with emphasis on clinical work and quality dispensing.  The successful candidate will have had a strong customer service ethic and enjoy giving patients the time and attention to detail they deserve.

Salary – competitive, dependant on experience and qualification.

Hours: Flexible, Locum work available.

Please contact Ben Williams at ben@robertfrith.net

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Dispensing Optician – Robert Frith, Crewkerne

Robert Frith Optometrists are looking for a qualified Dispensing Optician with an exceptional eye for detail and a desire to make a difference.  Ideally you would have some experience in stock purchasing and strong commercial awareness.

Robert Frith’s in Crewkerne strive to offer an extremely high level of service focussed around the patients individual needs and although a small team we are committed to giving the very best which means the ability to adjust and adapt are key for the right driven and self-motivated candidate to join us as we undergo an exciting period of expansion and refurbishment.

They would love to hear from, please email peter.chapman@frithsopticians.co.uk for further information.

Hours: Monday – Friday 8.45am – 17.00pm

Saturdays – 8.45am – 13.00pm

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Full-time/Part-time Optometrist required. Up to £60k DOE

Rogers Optical Limited, trading as Boots Opticians in Street and Wells would like to employ an Optometrist with a keen passion for eye health to work in either the Street or Wells Boots Opticians practices.

Both practices have OCT’s and we have recently employed a professional development Optometrist in our sister practice in Portishead to provide help and support to any professional employees working within our group of practices that would like to progress their career and gain higher education certificates in Glaucoma, medical retina or Independent prescribing.

Please contact Pete Rogers (Director) on 01458442434 or alternatively email Pete.rogers89@gmail.com for any further information

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Optometrist – Turners Concept Eye Clinic, Bridgwater

Turners is a leading, independent practice in Somerset, with an outstanding reputation for providing high-quality optical eye care in a beautiful and comfortable environment. They seek talented people to join their team and enjoy the benefits of a rewarding career with them.

If you are interested in using the latest diagnostic instruments, have a keen interest in anterior eye, want to additionally develop your experience in an Acute Referral Clinic, then Turners is you natural home.

They seek an optometrist who is highly motivated to provide first class patient care. Now part of the progressive Concept Eye Clinic Group, Turners is a practice that inspires trust.  You will have excellent optometric skills, but also a warm personality and an innate ability to engage with people.

They seek someone with confidence to operate effectively and positively as a team player.  Working with the very best lenses state-of-the-art optical technology and careful chosen designer products, you will be integral to their success with you initiative and passion.

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Optometrist.

Excellent package available for the right candidate.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to: ian@turnersvision.com

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Dispensing Optician – Turners Concept Eye Clinic, Bridgwater

Turners is a leading, award winning independent practice, with an outstanding reputation for providing friendly and high-quality patient care.

Turners are seeking a qualified Dispensing Optician who is commercially aware, people focused, highly motivated and sales driven to provide first class patient care.  The practice inspires patient trust.  You will have excellent dispensing skills, but also a warm personality and an innate ability to engage with and build rapport with patients.

Turners seek someone with confidence to operate effectively and positively as a team player. Working with the very best lenses, optical technology and products, you will be integral to our success with your initiative and forward thinking drive.

Salary:- £22,000 – £27,000 + Profit Share

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional DO seeking a rewarding career.  To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to:-

shehla.naqvi@concepteyeclinic.com

or for further information please contact Dr Ian Moss, Clinical Lead, Turners on 01278 422987 or email ian@turnersvision.com.

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