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Kickstart - Optical Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 29 December 2021
Location: Nottingham, NG16DQ
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000296825

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Summary


To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

EMPLOYER
Delux Eyecare LTD

JOB SUMMARY
Optical Assistant

We are currently looking for an Optical Assistant to join our Opticians in Nottingham City Centre

We are style focused opticians, we offer all the services of traditional opticians (eye tests, contact lens supply & services, glasses & sunglasses) we bring the finest designs in the fashion industry, that allows our clients to showcase themselves at their best. At Loxley we specialise in independent eyewear and curate the latest designs & styles.

We are looking for a friendly, team-focused candidate who is outgoing and personable.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Meeting and greeting customers
• Registering patients
• Reception duties
• Booking appointments
• Focimetry and job verification
• Ensuring a smooth and friendly handover to the optician
• Sales skills
• Using optical knowledge to dispense to all levels
• Fitting and repairing spectacles
• Front of house duties
• Social Media Management & Brand Development

**Potential to be kept on after six month Kickstart Placement**

SKILLS NEEDED
• No Experience is needed.
• Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication, sales skills, good time management skills, attention to detail and a willingness to learn.
• An interest in style and social media would be preferred.

Experience within the optical industry is not essential.

WORKING HOURS
Flexible hours. Tuesday-Saturday between 10:00-18:00 (till 16:00 Saturday)

HOURLY RATE
National Minimum Wage

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
• The Delux Eyecare LTD line manager will be providing support to the Kickstart applicant through-out the 6-month placement.
• There will be daily meetings and support for the first few weeks as there is a large learning curve with the role.
• All training and employability support (CV writing, interview skills, mentoring) will be delivered in person, in practice, with some training given virtually.

The practice can provide a multitude of development opportunities through both clinical and commercial training. With development in all areas of the business with opportunities in marketing, copy writing and procurement over time this can lead to progression through the company.

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