Optics in the UK offers a variety of rewarding careers usually within high street opticians’ practices, but also in hospitals and in the community visiting people in their homes.
We meet people of all ages and from every walk of life so a love of meeting people is a pre-requisite to even consider a job at an optician. On the high street we deal mainly with people with healthy eyes who visit because they need new glasses or contact lenses or are having a routine check up. However we also screen people for eye disease and other conditions and often refer people for medical treatment, so a sympathetic and understanding nature is also important.
Within a typical high street practice such as Conlons you are likely to see the following people:
- Branch Manager
- Dispensing Optician
- Contact Lens Optician
- Optical Advisor
- Glazing Technician
- Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser
For further information on these roles, how to train, entry requirements, and links to professional bodies / training institutions, please click on the job role you are interested in.
Careers at Conlons
At Conlons we are an equal opportunity employer and are always interested in hearing from potential employees. Please check below for current vacancies or if nothing is currently available in your area please feel free to send us a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand in at your local branch. Your CV will then be kept on file for a period of atleast 6 months and we may call you if a vacancy arises within that period.
Barrow in Furness
(including 0.5 Millom)
|Due to the recent and impending retirement of several of our regular optometrists a golden opportunity has arisen to join our thriving team in South Cumbria.
Barrow in Furness is the principal town of South West Cumbria. A thriving industrial town, with relatively inexpensive housing, yet just a stones throw from beautiful countryside, Barrow has it all. Party animals will love the area known colloquially as the Gaza Strip. Outdoors enthusiasts will love the nearby playgrounds of the Lake District and the beautiful Cumbrian coast.
Recently relocated to new premises, with 5 consulting rooms on 3 floors (and a lift!), the practice enjoys state of the art equipment including Nidek phoropters and projection charts, Focus clinical records (with the option to go paperless) and full pre-screening support including retinal photography.
A highly experienced team of skilled individuals, Barrow is amongst Conlons top performers. You will have the support of a full time contact lens optician and 3 dispensing opticians as well as a team of long serving, fully trained support staff.
You will have a tough challenge living up to our demanding standards of both clinical care and friendly, professional service. As the testimonials on our website prove, our patients love us, and we love them back with a top quality eye care service and high quality spectacles and contact lenses including a huge range of free NHS glasses. You will need to be clinically and commercially astute, service oriented, and above all a team player.
With more than one vacancy on offer we are happy to consider joint applications from couples, job shares and regular locum days. Employment with Conlons means an industry leading salary package, CET skills workshops and peer review (12 points per year) and substantial relocation assistance. One post is split between Barrow and nearby Millom.
Please apply to email@example.com, including a recent CV with the subject line "FAO Philip Owen, Director of Optometry”. For further details on the company or practice visit www.conlons.co.uk
|Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser
|A unique opportunity to join Conlons Hearing Care at a very exciting time.
In addition to a very attractive salary package, we provide the latest test equipment and the freedom to work from a comprehensive and competitive price list.
You will have the benefit of extensive and on-going dedicated Marketing, and Branch staff support.
For full details please contact (in confidence):
Graham Roberts Tel: 07530 102664
For further information on branches where vacancies are available please use the store locator which has information on the store.
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