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Clinical Lead Optometrist

University of Plymouth - School of Health Professions

Location: Devon, Plymouth
Salary: £50,205 to £66,395 per annum (Grade 7/8 with a market supplement of £12,000)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: A9723

This is an exciting time to be joining the University of Plymouth. The largest provider of healthcare education in the South West, we have recently made a significant investments in our facilities at InterCity Place, a £33million space that will revolutionise our research and teaching across Optometry. 

In line with that, we are now looking for an extraordinary individual to enhance our Optometry team and become lead Optometrist in our esteemed University Optometry practice; the Centre for Eyecare Excellence (CEE). This role is more than a job; it's a chance to shape the future of optometry by using your expertise and passion to inspire and mentor the next generation of Optometrists. 

What We Offer: 

Professional Growth: Within the University’s School of Health Professions, we don’t just focus on student development; we’re equally committed to our staff’s professional advancement. You’ll find ample opportunities for personal growth through higher qualifications and scholarly activities.

Dynamic Clinical Environment: Our clinic, staffed with a diverse team of Optometrists, Orthoptists, and Dispensing Opticians, offers a range of services from primary care to specialised clinics like myopia control and glaucoma monitoring. We’re always looking to expand into new areas, and your input will be pivotal.

High Standards and Quality: As a key member, you'll ensure the highest standards of professional quality and maintain comprehensive records of student achievement. Registration with the General Optical Council is essential.

Equality and Success: We’re proud holders of the Athena SWAN silver award, reflecting our commitment to gender equality and success for all. 

Life in Plymouth: 

Stunning Location: Experience life in the heart of the South West, with Plymouth's vibrant city centre and beautiful coastline within walking distance. The beaches of Devon and Cornwall, and the dramatic Dartmoor National Park, are also nearby and our staff and students cherish living in one of the UK’s most sought-after destinations.

No weekend working in clinics (except for the odd open-day): You may be reading this advert whist working in practice in a weekend clinic, in this role you would have only limited weekend commitments in clinic.

Relocation Support: Relocation assistance for candidates moving to the South West.

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Superb Holiday Entitlement
  • The comprehensive benefits of working in Academia 

Apply Now! 

Be part of an institution and team that values your expertise and promises a rewarding career. 

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Phillip Buckhurst over the phone (01752 588884) or by email at phillip.buckhurst@plymouth.ac.uk 

The successful candidate may be required to obtain an ATAS Certificate. 

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

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. 

Interviews are likely to take place on Tuesday 16th January 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not. 

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

Closing date:  12 midnight, Sunday 7 January 2023

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