Job Vacancies

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Job vacancies August 2021

Muswell Hill, London

We are looking for a Dispensing Optician or Optical Assistant at our Muswell Hill branch, London N10.

Beccles, Suffolk

We are looking for a Dispensing Optician or Optical Assistant at our Beccles, Suffolk branch.

Optometrists

We are always interested in speaking to Optometrists about possible roles within the company.

General Information for Applicants about Job Vacancies

Observatory Wardale Williams is a group of ten award-winning, independent, community-focused opticians. We are based in London, Essex and Suffolk.

Working with Observatory Wardale Williams

Why work for us?

  • Latest technology including OCT
  • Clinical excellence
  • Relaxed appointment times
  • Exceptional customer care
  • High level of community involvement and corporate social responsibility
  • Progression and professional growth encouraged and supported
  • Generous salary and holidays
  • In-house finance, administration and graphic design/marketing teams

We have won numerous awards ranging from Independent Practice of the Year (twice) and Fashion Practice of the Year to awards for Customer Care and Community Involvement.

What we look for in an applicant

  • Quiet leadership
  • Enthusiasm
  • Initiative
  • Customer service skills
  • Reliability
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management skills
  • Team players

Our recruitment process

If you are interested in our job vacancies, please contact Managing Director Jonathan on jonathan@observatory.co.uk.

He will have an informal chat with you initially to answer any questions you may have about the role. The next step is to arrange a convenient time for a telephone interview, followed by a face-to-face interview with one or two other members of the team. We will then arrange for you to come in for a trial day.

Working hours

These vary between practices but are generally 9am – 5pm (9:30am – 6pm in London). We close on Sundays.

Salary

This is dependent on the role and experience but we are generous for the right candidate.

Professional development

We encourage and support professional development. We run in-house training courses as well as funding CET. 

Professional fees

We pay GOC, ABDO and/or AOP fees.

Holidays

We offer 28 days of holiday including statutory holidays. We also close between Christmas and New Year.

Our recruitment brochure

To find out more, see our Recruitment Brochure.