Join Our Top Team of Caring Professionals

As a proudly independent opticians we have been looking after people’s eyes for more than 30 years. We have branches in Braintree, Brightlingsea, Mersea and Manningtree. 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. 

Part Time Optometrist

Part Time Optometrist​ - Job Description

Part-time – Permanent position 

We are looking for an optometrist to join our fabulous bunch at Patrick & Menzies. 
Ideally to work three to four days a week, predominantly at our West Mersea practice. 
As part of the Patrick & Menzies team there will be the potential to also work across our other three branches, in Braintree, Brightlingsea and Manningtree. 
We like to work in a relaxed environment and believe it is important for you to have the time you need to carry out each examination to the highest standard, so most examinations are given 50 minutes.  
All our branches use OCT, and at Braintree we also have Optomap. These are included as standard in our private eye examination, and offered as an extra to our NHS appointments. We also use Icare tonometers or Reichert Tono-Vera instead of NCTs.
All our professional team benefit from five weeks holiday, plus bank holidays and no Sunday working. You will automatically be enrolled into our pension scheme, and we provide four weeks sick pay. AOP and GOC fees are also covered.
Our part-time optometrist position is equivalent to 21-28  hours over Monday to Saturday. 
Patrick & Menzies are also part of local enhanced services – Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)
and Post-Operative Cataract Service (POCS). 
If you’re interested, and would like an informal chat, please send your CV 
and contact details 

About Us

At Patrick & Menzies we really do care about our staff as well as our patients. Working in the heart of our communities, our four 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.

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Interested in joining the Patrick & Menzies team?

We’re always really happy to hear from great people.
If you would like to be considered for future vacancies,
please send us your contact details and a brief overview of your CV here.