Optical Assistant/Trainee Optical Assistant

Job details

£18,500 – £20,500 a year
Job type


  • Customer service: 2 years (Required)

  • A-Level or equivalent (Preferred)


Pulled from the full job description
Company events
Company pension
Cycle to work scheme
Employee discount
Wellness programme

Full Job Description

Optical Assistant Role purpose To assist in the operation of the store to achieve sales targets and profitability through driving KPIs and the delivery of excellent customer service, and to be a valuable part of a successful retail team The role Principal accountabilities § Explore customer needs thoroughly, and approach customers to offer assistance § Understand visual perception and basic visual defects § Understand the different types of hearing loss and the impact of it § Analyse prescriptions accurately, and dispense single vision, multifocal and high index lenses accordingly § Ensure spectacle collections are conducted in a professional manner ensuring fit, comfort and visual acuities are checked accurately if possible § Book and change customer appointments on the in-store computer systems § Operate the till effectively and accurately § Understand and apply NHS practices and procedures § Achieve excellent Maze scores through positive customer responses § Ensure customer needs are met at every opportunity § Provide confident and effective frame selection and styling choices § Provide professional collections that create a positive lasting impression § Carry out all basic till transactions and customer paperwork correctly § Understand and follow NHS guidelines at all times § Effectively inform customers about all Specsavers products and offers § Effectively deal with customer concerns and queries including in relation to multifocal lenses and hearing devices § To accurately describe the term presbyopia and describe the different ways it can be treat-ed § Resolve any visual problems that customers have with new glasses § Carry out basic maintenance checks for hearing devices § Deliver complex dispensing and advanced problem solving § Recognise abnormal ocular conditions § Dispense complex prescriptions including ability to demonstrate how to calculate edge thickness for a variety of frames and lenses, including plus and minus prescriptions and oblique cyls and lenticular lenses § Actively demonstrate a number of ways to help control costs in your store § Meet and exceed all personal and team goals § Be an ambassador for the Specsavers brand at all times The individual Essential skills include § Experience of operating in the retail sector § A high standard of spoken and written English § A high level of interpersonal skills with the ability to build working relationships with a wide range of people § Effective communication skills, both written and verbal § Strong customer service focus § Organisation skills Desirable skills include o Knowledge of optical/audiology operations and products Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent Salary: £18,500.00-£20,500.00 per year Benefits:
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Wellness programme
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability
COVID-19 considerations: We are adhering to all guidelines set by the College of Optometrists and NHS England Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Burton-On-Trent, DE14 1JF: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
  • A-Level or equivalent (preferred)
  • Customer service: 2 years (required)