Dispensing Optician Manager

This key role at the heart of our in-store team presents the perfect opportunity to take your clinical career into management, choosing from a wide variety of stores in which to develop your leadership capabilities. In addition, our exciting new digital precision eyecare will mean you are at the forefront of your specialism when supporting both your dispensing team and the customer journey

Key information

Bringing together the optometry, dispensing and retail teams in one of our stores, you’ll have the chance to deliver the perfect customer experience. Your mix of clinical and management skills will be highly valued and you’ll have a big part to play in embedding a professional service culture.

Critical to our success

Even with the biggest and best range of lenses and frames available, where would we be without our dedicated dispensing teams to interpret the prescriptions of our optometrists, advise customers on the most suitable options and fit their new glasses beautifully?

Greater freedom

As a Dispensing Manager, you will have autonomy within your clinical team, and working alongside the store partners will be involved in all aspects of supporting the dispensing arm of the business.

Greater influence

Another great thing about our unique Joint Venture Partner model is that the decision-makers are right there in store with you. So if you have a bright idea, you can make it happen together.

Opening doors

Whether you intend to continue developing your skills on the dispensing side or are keen to explore other opportunities in retail or central support, Specsavers can offer all kinds of possibilities.

Career progression

  • 1

    Specsavers induction


    Pre Reg

  • 3



    Senior Optometrist

  • 5

    Pathway - our partner development programme


    Joint Venture Partner

We’re committed to giving everyone at Specsavers all the learning and development opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. Everyone is different, which is why we'll draw up a personal development plan for you which aligns with your own talents and ambitions. Scroll through the roles above to see where your career could be headed.

Application process

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Optometry roles - simply call Specsavers Recruitment on 01566 771888 or apply online for the position

Graduate pre reg - apply online only

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Optometry roles - if you applied through the website, you will get an initial telephone call from Specsavers Recruitment (if you called direct, then skip to step 3)

Graduate pre reg - if you match our criteria, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre

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Optometry roles - if you're shortlisted, the next stage is an interview based at a store (or a field based interview for domiciliary roles

Graduate pre reg - if successful at assessment you will be matched to a summer placement in one of our stores and considered for further pre reg opportunities

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Optometry roles - if you're successful at interview, we could make you an offer or ask you to do a trial session to see how well you'd fit in

Graduate pre reg - if your summer placement is a success you could be offered a pre reg in that store or in our network of UK stores

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Optometry roles - at this point we'll make our final decisions and begin to offer roles to the people who really stood out

Graduate pre reg - you could be offered further interviews or trial sessions in stores, with a view to being offered a Specsavers Pre Reg contract

Training and development

Continuous learning

If your goal is to carry on developing your skills, then we can support that through the vast array of training programmes we have to offer.

Becoming a Partner

If you aspire to run your own business, Pathway, our internal development programme will help you develop the skills you need to be a true business leader so that you’re ready to join our growing family of successful Joint Venture Partners.

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