Dispensing Optician/Dispensing Assistant

Location UK / Derry

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1440665

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Dispensing Optician or experienced Dispensing Assistant based in Claudy


Excellent opportunity for Dispensing Optician or experienced Dispensing Assistant to support and assist the owner and other staff with the general running and future development of the optical practice. McGonigle Opticians is a busy practice and we are looking for a talented individual to assist the owner with maximising the great potential of our comprehensive dispensing services.

JOB TITLE: Dispensing Optician or experienced Dispensing Assistant

RESPONSIBLE TO: Practice Optometrist (Maureen McGonigle)


  • Supporting and assisting the owner and other staff with the general running of the optical practice in the following areas:
  • Providing a comprehensive dispensing service to include spectacle frames, lenses, sunglasses and sports eyewear with a high focus on excellent customer care
  • Assisting patients with contact lens trials and fitting contact lenses (if qualified)
  • Assisting with training of other staff and problem solving
  • Stock control/dealing with suppliers and sales representatives
  • Maintaining excellent practice appearance, window display and marketing of the practice
  • Administrative/Reception/Telephone duties and payment handling
  • Undertake all other reasonable duties that may be requested by the owner, as and when required


  • A friendly helpful disposition and the ability to provide a high level of ‘front-line’ customer care services to the general public on a daily basis                                                                   
  • The ability to grasp ideas quickly and to work on own initiative as part of a team, with a quiet confidence.
  • Willingness to develop own role and be committed long term to the success of the entire practice
  • Smart appearance at all times.
  • Non smoker

Hours:  Full or part time (minimum 25 hrs) considered                                 

Normal weekday opening hours are between 9-6.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Full or part time positions will both include regular weekday afternoons, at least one late night (until 8.30pm) and Saturdays. Please only apply for the position if you are willing to work hours that include these shifts as these are our busiest times.

Wages: Dependent on experience/qualifications, will be commensurate with Northern Ireland average

To apply please upload a current copy of your CV and covering letter by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below.

Please state if you are interested in Full time or Part time role in the covering letter

Closing date 5pm Friday 4th  October.

Interviews will take place in late October/early November.