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Dispensing Optician (Term time only)

Salary: £16,800 per annum 

Hours:  22.5 per week (term time only)

Location: London (South London area)

We are looking for a  dispensing optician  to provide an excellent spectacle dispensing service and ongoing support to children in SeeAbility special schools eye care service.  Providing expert advice internally and externally on spectacle dispensing services for people with learning disabilities.

To provide the NHS England Special Schools Eye Care Service with a SeeAbility optometrist partner in special schools providing eye care and leading on providing a pro-active, optimal spectacle dispensing and support service, taking on your own case load of children who require glasses.

You will be required to work in a number of special schools and colleges, mainly in the south London area. Full training will be given as part of the national special schools programme.

Every child receives a spare pair of glasses and all dispensing is invoiced directly by the glazing house to NHS England, so all your responsibilities will be clinical.

You will need:
•       Qualified dispensing optician and member of ABDO (Association of British Dispensing Opticians)
•       GOC Registrant
•       Satisfactory enhanced DBS check
•       3+ years experience as qualified  DO
•       Hospital and specialist dispensing experience, including with children with disabilities
•       Extensive knowledge of paediatric frames, including those for children with special facial characteristics
To apply please click Apply now! To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Noopur Patel n.patel@seeability.org


Our Benefits

Your extraordinary opportunities

  • Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
  • Fully paid essential training
  • Funded professional qualifications – Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5 available
  • Annual excellence awards
  • Long service awards and recognition
  • Quarterly 1:1’s: Opportunity to discuss your progress and your future

Your work-life balance

  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
  • Buy and sell up to 3 days annual leave
  • Life events: Time off when you need it most
  • Flexible Working: We are up for anything that works for your team and the wider organisation

Your money goes further

  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
  • Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts
  • Save 10% on monthly bus travel
  • Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
  • Employer contributory pension scheme: Support and tools to help you make the right decisions about your future
  • Refer a friend and receive £600
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Season ticket loans
  • Discounted mobile phone options

Your wellbeing counts

  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Discounted Gym Membership