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Shephard & Akay Optometrists

Full or Part-Time Dispensing Optician




£24,000 - £28,000


Shephard & Akay Optometrists

About Shephard & Akay Optometrists

Established in 1974, Shephard & Akay are Hitchin’s leading independent opticians and contact lens specialists.

The success of the practice has been built by providing a bespoke patient experience, outstanding clinical standards, and an exclusive range of eyewear brands.

As a result, the team are now looking for a new Dispensing Optician to join them in delivering a truly unforgettable patient experience.

What’s the Opportunity?

Shephard & Akay are looking to appoint a passionate Dispensing Optician who takes pride in exceeding expectations and delivering a personalised service to a wide range of patients (including very young children).

You must be fully qualified (ABDO member), with excellent clinical and communication skills, strong team-spirit, and have a genuine enthusiasm for finding the right solutions for each patient.

Equally important are your personal values – we’re looking for someone who is:

· Honest

· Ambitious

· Kind

· Industrious

· Meticulous

There is also no expectation of Sunday work or work on Bank Holidays in this position.


As an independent practice, Shephard & Akay has fantastic flexibility when it comes to stocking frames & lenses. What isn’t in-practice can usually be ordered in for patients, and you can also have your say on the stock that the practice brings in.

Here is a (small) selection of the current brands on offer here:

· Lindberg

· Tom Ford

· Tiffany & Co

· Bvlgari


Located in the centre of Hitchin in a beautiful historic building, Shephard & Akay has plenty of nearby parking options, and is also accessible via the London Cambridge trainline and local bus routes.

Hakim Group

As a practice supported by Hakim Group, working for Shephard & Akay means that you’ll gain access to a national community of independent practices, as well as a few added extras!

· Financial Flexibility Fund

· Healthcare Cash-plan

· Professional Advancement Through HG Academy

· HG Giftbox Savings Platform

· Cycle to Work Scheme

What Next?

To get more information, or to apply for this role – get in touch with Spencer Grout on 07737 715 282 or email