Join Our Top Team of Caring Professionals

At Patrick & Menzies we really do care about our staff as well as our patients. Working in the heart of our communities, our three busy North Essex branches take the time to provide a personalised service. Not only is this something our customers love, it also allows our team to perform to the very best of their ability. 

As an independent optician we have the freedom to do things a little differently to the competition. We have a fantastic support team and are committed to helping our staff continually develop. We’re lucky to benefit from low staff turnover and we think that reflects about the way we care for our people. 

If you would like to join our dedicated team, please send your CV and a covering letter to If we are not currently recruiting, we will keep your details for future positions. 

Due to the forthcoming retirement of one of our team, we will shortly be advertising a Dispensing Optician position. 

The full job description will be posted in due course, however if you are interested in the position please email your CV and a covering letter to or contact us using the form below. 

About Us

As a proudly independent opticians we have been looking after people’s eyes for more than 30 years. We have branches in Braintree, Brightlingsea and Mersea. Our professional team always go the extra mile to take care of our patients and make sure their eyecare is the best it can be. 
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Job description 

As part of the Patrick & Menzies team you will have the opportunity to work across all three of our North Essex branches, in Braintree, Brightlingsea and Mersea. 

We believe it is important for you to have the time you need to carry out each examination, so most examinations are given at least 40 minutes (at the moment we are working at 50 minutes in light of Covid-19 restrictions). 

We like to work in a relaxed environment with no sales pressure, and we will fund your professional fees. 

As well as investing in our team, we also invest in technology. All three of our branches use OCT, and at Braintree we also have Optomap. These are included in our private eye examination, and we organise regular CET events through our lens partner, Nikon.

All of our professional team benefit from five weeks holiday, plus bank holidays and no Sunday working. Your professional fees will be paid, and you will automatically be enrolled into our pension scheme. We also provide four weeks sick pay. 

Our full-time optometrist position is equivalent to 37 hours over Monday to Saturday, with one variable day off each week as well as Sunday. We are open to flexible working and both part and full-time applicants will be considered for this post. 

Patrick & Menzies are also part of local enhanced services – Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) and Post-Operative Cataract Service (POCS). 

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to 

Notice of Upcoming Vacancies

Coming soon, due to staff retirement. 
Job description details to be finalised. 

Dispensing Optician


We truly value the skills that a great Dispensing Optician can bring to our business. 

As well as benefiting from fully funded professional fees, you will also be given the time, support and professional freedom to provide the best care for your patients. 

All of our professional team benefit from five weeks holiday plus bank holidays with no Sunday working. You will automatically be enrolled into our pension scheme and will be eligible for four weeks sick pay. 

At Patrick & Menzies we use Nikon as our preferred lens supplier as well as Rodenstock. Nikon also provide regular CET events and lab tours.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to 

Contact Us

If you would like to be considered for any future positions at Patrick & Menzies please submit your name, email address and a short message here. 

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Important Information

Although the mandatory requirement to wear masks is lifted from the 19th July, our practices will NOT be changing our policy on mask wearing.

All our team will be wearing masks to protect you and we will still require all our patients to wear a mask to visit the practices. This is to protect us, and other patients who are often elderly and vulnerable.

If you have a legitimate exemption, please let us know in advance so we can arrange your visit to the practice safely.

Please do not attend if you feel unwell and have developed any of the symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has.

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone as safe as possible. We look forward to seeing you soon.