Clinical Lead Optometrist

University of Plymouth
May 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 - £54,395
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£38,205 - £54,395 per annum (plus £12,000 per annum market supplement) Grade 7/8

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Clinical Lead Optometrist


Do you want to help shape the careers of future optometrists?

How about, working within the largest healthcare education provider in the South West?

You can do that, as well as what you're good at, and all without working weekends and getting 46 days holiday a year!

We are now looking for a Clinical Lead Optometrist to join us here at the University of Plymouth to not only enhance our optometry offering as a clinic and team, but also nurture the talent of our brilliant optometry students within the Centre for Eyecare Excellence (CEE).

What will you do?

The role itself will see you lend your expertise to support a comprehensive range of optometric services at the Centre for Eyecare Excellence (CEE) and carry out leadership, management and engagement activities on behalf of the Optometry programme at the University of Plymouth.

Alongside the clinical work, you will also deliver on the education and teaching initiatives of the CEE with our incredible students.

Who are you?

  • A current senior/lead optometrist
  • Experienced in leading clinic activities and high-quality optometry services
  • Have experience in mentoring or management of junior members or students.
  • Why join us?

    Did we mention 46 days holiday (inc bank holidays)!?!

    Working in a University setting offers masses of benefits, such as;

  • Flexible working
  • Generous pension allowance
  • Masses of retail discounts to suit you
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • And much more!
  • The successful candidate may be required to obtain an ATAS Certificate prior to this research being undertaken.

    Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

    For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Claire Gorman: by email at [email protected]

    This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children's Barred List and Adults Barred List check.

    Interview date to be confirmed and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

    This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

    Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

    We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

    The Faculty of Health holds four Silver Athena Swan awards, which recognise our commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education.

    Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

    You must currently be registered with the following registration board: General Optical Council (GOC)

    The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

    The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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