Optical Assistant

About the vacancy:

UWE Optometry are looking for an Optical Assistant to support our final year optometry undergraduates while they complete their university-based clinical training in our new optometric clinical facility, the UWE Bristol Eye Clinic.

UWE Optometry students gain clinical experience in a range of eye care clinics in the UWE Bristol Eye Clinic on Glenside Campus, including primary eye care, contact lenses, low vision, binocular vision, paediatric eye care, and dispensing. UWE Bristol Eye Clinic will benefit from the input of an enthusiastic, experienced Optical Assistant who will assist the Year Three Optometry students and maintain high standards of professionalism and customer service.

About you:

You’re an experienced Optical Assistant who can work collaboratively with the clinic team to help develop the skills of others. You are keen to develop the skills of UWE Bristol Optometry students as well enhancing your own skills assisting in clinical supervision. Your insights and experience of contemporary optometry practice will benefit the development of UWE Bristol Optometry students as they complete their undergraduate training and become future facing, clinically able, business ready graduates. You communicate well with students and patients and are committed to working as part of a forward-thinking team at UWE Bristol Eye Clinic.

This post is based at our Glenside Campus.

Why UWE Bristol?

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables‘.

We are an ambitious and values led university.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 25 days pro rata
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Madeline Middleton on 0117 328 1187 or email: [email protected]

This is a full time, permanent post, working 37 hours per week.

This post is not available on a job share basis.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

This post requires enhanced DBS clearance.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates.

Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.

Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable.