Optical ManagerOptical

"Find your role"

At Asda nothing is more important to us than the health and wellbeing of our customers and we pride ourselves on providing excellent service and clinical care. Our Optical Managers are key to our success, making sure the team has everything in place that they need to deliver.

Our unique fixed price approach means there's no up-selling. Single vision glasses are the same price as varifocals, and there are no top-up costs for anti-scratch or thinner lenses either, so we don't have to compromise a customer solution because of what someone can afford.

With access to the wider Asda network, you will be supported by our Home Office teams who can offer clinical support and a team of Area Manager's who will work alongside you to get the most out of your role every day. You will also be provided with regular business updates and feedback on your performance.

"Let's find out about you"

Our Optical Managers are key to our success, making sure the team has everything in place to deliver high quality patient service.

You'll be responsible for overseeing and managing the entire operation. With tasks including managing your team of Optometrists and Optical assistants, overseeing compliance processes and procedures, reviewing sales forecasting and department targets whilst also dealing with customer queries, every day is busy and fast paced in an Asda Opticians.

You will also be responsible for clinic management and managing the shop floor process to ensure the department is well equipped for customer's needs.

Working in close partnership with an Optometrist you will also coach and develop your team so being confident in coaching others will be key to this role. Due to the fast-paced nature of this role and the different responsibilities you will need to be organised and able to manage your time effectively

You'll be:

  • A fully qualified dispensing optician registered with the GOC
  • On track to meet the statutory points requirement for CPD
  • Confident in coaching others
  • Able to provide excellent customer and patient care
  • Driven and ambitious to ensure the department meets its targets
  • You'll have proven leadership skills in a fast-paced Optics environment
  • Organised and able to manage your time effectively

When applying to any of our Optical positions, you must be registered with the General Optical Council (GOC) for the relevant professional role type you have applied for. Along with this, you’ll be required to have evidence of Right To Work in the UK.

Within the compliance process, we’ll ask you to provide evidence of being on the NHS performer list for the nation or in Scotland the Health Board you wish to work in, along with providing 2 clinical references. If applying in Wales, we’ll ask you to provide evidence of your WECS accreditation & WGOS module accreditation.

Apply today by completing an online application…

The Rewards

You will also get an excellent benefits package including:

  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension up to 7% matched
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.
  • Your professional indemnity insurance
  • GOC fees paid
  • CET package
  • Flexible working patterns in accordance with 7 days opening
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Rewards and Recognition

Benefits you’ll only find here

10% off Asda pet insurance

10% off selected Asda Pharmacy services

10% off Asda Tyres

20% Asda Travel insurance

30% off Asda Mobile bundles

Free remote GP service

Available to you, your partner and your children, 24/7, year round.

Pension

Save for retirement with up to 7% matched contributions from Asda.

Free physiotherapy consultations

Helping you and your partner take care of yourselves with 8 free sessions per year.

Colleague discounts

10% off at our stores year round – get discounts on groceries and George clothes year round, and even special double discount events.

Company car

Choose a brand new electric company car or a cash allowance within certain roles, the choice is yours.

Confidential support helpline

Find free emotional, practical, and financial support that’s fully confidential, through a helpline that’s available 24/7, year round.

Cycle to work

Buy a bike through this scheme and save on tax and national insurance.

Financial support

Find financial wellbeing tools and support, including the ability to stream your pay.

Free eye tests

Head to our in store opticians for a free checkup and take care of your vision.

Bonus

Sharing our success with a discretionary bonus scheme that really rewards your contributions.

Cancer support

Guidance and support for you and your family, from before diagnosis, to treatment and beyond.

Paid time off

From holiday to sick leave and other types of leave, such as parental leave.

Mental health support

Access free mental health support for you and your family.

Hybrid working

Work where it works if you’re in a role that can be done remotely.

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Optical at Asda

Our Optical teams are helping more people with their vision, by putting care first. And with our single price points, they’re making sure everyone gets the care they need, without worrying about the price.

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It's a great place to work. You get plenty of support and you've always got a great, well trained, team around you!

Rob,

Optometrist & Optician Manager

Meet The Recruiter

Chris Chappell

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Healthcare

Connect with Chris Chappell

I recruit for… Optical Pharmacy,

A bit about me and my role...
I've been with Asda since 2024, and recruit for all salaried Healthcare positions within our Optical and Pharmacy businesses.

A fun fact about me...
I'm a long-suffering, avid Nottingham Forest fan, having been to home and away matches since the age of 4. Beware of chatting to me on a Monday if we lost at the weekend!

My favourite Asda product is...
The fresh pizza counter, it never fails!

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