Optometrist, Boots Opticians, Tunbridge Wells

About the role

  • Extremely competitive salary of up to £65,000 (depending on experience, location and mobility) 
  • A highly-rewarding, performance-based, uncapped discretionary bonus scheme up to £1,200 per quarter 
  • Relocation package available 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Optometrist to join us on a Mobile basis based out of our Tunbridge Wells, Calverley Road practice at Boots Opticians, to cover the local area - ideally on a full time basis however we would be open to part time too. We have brilliant equipment in practice including Phoropters and OCT. You will have fantastic support from an experienced store and area leader and a great team of people to work with every day, supporting our loyal patient base. If you are travelling by car, the area can be accessed from the M20 and M25 motorways too, within 20 minutes. Public travel links are great, Tunbridge Wells train station serves the town and is less than a 10 minute walk from the store. Direct services run at least every half hour and services take approximately one hour from London Charing Cross.

As a Mobile Optometrist you will deliver excellent patient-centred care in practice, working in partnership with the opticians and healthcare team using own intuition, expertise and experience to deliver complete care solutions for our customers and patient. This role is absolutely key in enabling Boots Opticians to provide specialist care across the area. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Delivering all nationally commissioned and locally available services and supports the development of new services 
  • Using your professional judgement for all clinical decisions that need to be taken within the opticians business 
  • Complying with the standards of practice and the current Boots Opticians clinical policies and standard operating procedures 
  • Working in partnership with the store leader to develop the professional capability of the opticians team
  • Supervising the development, education and training of colleagues and supports and mentors students (including Pre-Registration Optometrists) 
  • Knowing the Boots Opticians product portfolio including contact lenses and ophthalmic lenses, services and offers to use this information to create life-long patients and customers through appropriate recommendation 
  • Building firm and longstanding relationships – not only with colleagues and customers but with healthcare professionals in the local community 
  • Travelling to different stores within the area 

We’re looking for really inspiring people, with a friendly professional personality. To be successful in this role you will need to have the below capabilities: 

  • Registered with the General Optical Council (GOC) and the NHS High level of professional expertise and widely respected by stakeholders, peers, customers and external local professionals 
  • Passionate to drive high customer care and ensure high clinical standards 
  • Be the first choice for patients for their optometric needs 
  • Keeps up to date with their own learning and development, completing all continual education training CET as part of the GOC requirement 
  • Works in partnership with the local management team to deliver both optometry and ophthalmology led services 
  • Comfortable with the use of the OCT and results associated in stores with an OCT 
  • Digitally savvy and comfortable with navigating and embracing new technology 
  • Able to travel to various store locations across the area 

Benefits include:

  • A competitive salary and pension scheme
  • One of the best staff discounts in the UK
  • Attractive bonus scheme 
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays with opportunity to purchase more 
  • Personal and professional career development
  • Interactive CET events provided throughout the year 
  • Additional flexible benefits that allows you to create a package that best suits your individual needs including cycle to work vouchers, discounted gym membership, cinema and restaurant discounts, and much more 
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and career opportunities across Boots Opticians, Retail and Pharmacy 

Boots Opticians is one of the leading optical chains in the UK. We’re all about enriching the lives of every person who walks through our door; including yours. Bring your skills to a business that offers genuine career progression thanks to sheer diversity of stores and roles – and expect to be supported and developed from day one. If you choose to apply, your application will be reviewed by our team and we will contact you as soon as we can. If successful, we will contact you to arrange an interview with the hiring manager. This role is subject to a DBS/PVG check, Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.

Contact details

Practice address: Boots Opticians, 7-11 Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2TE.

Noaman Hussain
Closing date for application
21 September 2022
How to apply
Please email or call the recruitment team for a confidential chat or apply via the link.

Please mention that you saw the advert on The College of Optometrists’ website.