Assistant to the Optical Team

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From £9.50 an hour
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We are seeking a part-time assistant for our busy practice team on a part-time basis. The working hours will be based around a 3 week shift pattern and are as follows: WEEK ONE Tuesday 10-5.30 Thursday 9-4 WEEK TWO Tuesday 10-5.30 Thursday 9-4 WEEK THREE Tuesday 10-5.30 Saturday 9-4 It would be desirable to have a candidate that may be able to cover additional hours outside of these times to cover periods of holiday/sickness. The successful applicant will be expected to commit to working full time for the first two weeks of employment for training, after which time the shift pattern will begin. Duties will include:
  • Assisting team members with any orders that require completing
  • Booking appointments
  • Responding to emails
  • Stock replenishment and pricing
  • Data entry on the computer system
  • Cleaning equipment after use
  • Making/buying teas and coffees
  • Reception duties, such as answering phones, greeting patients
  • Booking couriers and taking post to drop off points within walking distance
  • Filing cabinet organisation
  • Form-filling
  • General practice cleaning shared with other team members, such as vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning the bathroom
  • And other assistant-related duties
The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and able to work using their own initiative as they may be required to work alone at times. Exemplary organisational skills are a must for this role, as well as the ability to problem-solve and create solutions in a fast-paced environment. Experience is not needed as full training will be given. We are seeking someone to work with us on a long-term, permanent basis. Future career development and sponsored educational training is possible for the right candidate, should they wish to pursue this particular avenue. Interviews will take place week commencing 19th December with a start date of 5th January for the successful applicant. Job Type: Part-time Salary: From £9.50 per hour Benefits:
  • Employee discount
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Harpenden: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Work Location: One location