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Caring for eyes since 1957

Established over 65 years ago with a solid reputation for excellent customer service. Become a part of our renowned group.
Family Values
Family Values
As a family run group, family-values lie at the core of our ethos. Become a part of the growing Barracloughs family and join many other long-standing members of the team.
Seven Stores
Seven Stores
With practices in Bexhill, Battle, Eastbourne, St. Leonards, Polegate, Seaford and Uckfield our well-established group have made an impact across East Sussex.
Award-Winning Team
Award-Winning Team
Enjoy being a valued member of an award-winning team. Employer of the Year, Customer Service of the Year, and Business of the Year are just some of the recognition awards received.
Optical Assistant

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We're on the lookout for an optometrist: full-time or part-time!

Join our visionary team at Barracloughs the Opticians in Battle...

Are you an exceptional optometrist with a passion for transforming lives through crystal-clear vision? Do you dream of working in a stunning and dynamic environment that puts patient care at its core? If so, we have the perfect full-time or part-time opportunity for you at Barracloughs...

Who we are:

Barracloughs the Opticians is a renowned and forward-thinking independent business, nestled in the breathtaking beauty of Battle, East Sussex. Our commitment to excellence, cutting-edge technology and heartfelt patient service have made us the leading destination for optical care in the area. We have been caring for eyes since 1957 and have seven practices across East Sussex.

Why choose Barracloughs?

When you join our family at Barracloughs, you become a part of something extraordinary. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a close-knit team of industry leaders who value innovation, creativity and continuous growth. We foster an environment where your ideas and insights are celebrated, and where your professional development is nurtured.

Your journey starts here:

If you are ready to embark on an inspiring journey with a team that values your expertise and shares your passion for making a positive impact, then look no further. Looking to relocate to this beautiful corner of the world? We can help with costs and can be flexible with working patterns. Contact us using the details below to learn more about the Barracloughs team.

We can be flexible to your preferred working week and can assist in relocation costs where needed. If you're interested or would like an informal chat, call 07709 442675

or email

Interior of a Barracloughs store
Team benefits
We're thankful to have many long-standing employees as part of the team. Is Barracloughs somewhere you'd like to progress your career?
  • Bonus schemes
  • Gift Box: Save money on the high street and online
  • SimplyHealth cashback plan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Staff discounts
  • 'Annual retreat' staff get-together
  • Extra day holiday for your birthday
Enjoy where you work
We're a well established independent company, recognised as a group who cares for customers and team members alike.
  • Reputable company
  • Low pressure
  • Friendly environment
  • Ongoing training
  • Fully air-conditioned stores
  • CET payments passed on
  • Uniform provided
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Roles within Barracloughs

In our practices you will find optometrists (or Ophthalmic Opticians / OO's) who perform sight tests, Dispensing Opticians (DO's) who help you decide which lenses would suit your needs and your lifestyle, plus they select the ideal frames and fit them once they have arrived, Optical Dispensers (OD's) who have a very similar role to DO's but in an unregistered capacity and Optical Assistants (OA's) on reception who deal with all those front of house duties.


Lens and style guru

  • Advising customers on the best frames and lenses for their needs
  • Ordering, setting up and assembly of spectacles
  • Repairs, fittings and adjustments
  • Management of stock (pricing, ordering and presentation)
  • To advise customers on the care of their products
  • Help achieve any targets and budgets set (bonus schemes available)
  • To keep up to date with new products and services via training and staff intranet
  • Supervise unqualified staff in all dispensing duties, as set out by GOC guidelines


Eye health

  • Competitive salary
  • Additional scans and pre-screening including OCT
  • Currently 40 minute tests
  • No ghost clinics
  • To advise customers on the care of their products
  • Being commercially-minded and aware of targets
  • Supervise unqualified staff, as set out by GOC guidelines where necessary
  • Arranging referrals to GP's/Hospitals as and when required
  • Electronic record keeping so experience of Optix patient management software is preferable but not essential as training can be given


Front of house

  • Enhance the reputation of Barracloughs by providing customers with the very best service and advice
  • Greeting customers, booking appointments and answering the telephone
  • Advising spectacles or contact lenses are ready
  • Computer (and some manual) record keeping, completing forms, filing records
  • Individual contacts with customers and suppliers
  • Daily banking tasks and managing the post
  • Dealing with all customer enquiries
  • Interact with staff training and staff intranet
  • Trustpilot

    Zoe T.

    Amazing as always
    The reception staff were very friendly and presentable. Sacha who completed my eye test was fantastic! Very friendly and kind and made the whole experience enjoyable! 10/10 from everyone!! Read more
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    Jade E.

    Charlene was absolutely amazing. Although she was on her own and I had to wait for half an hour for her to be free to help me with my new glasses, once she sat down with me I didnt even care. She was so lovely and helpful and is an asset to your eastbourne store. Read more
  • Trustpilot

    Mrs D.

    My opticians of choice
    Trevor, the optician was focused and informative and I had total confidence in him. I felt no pressure nor impatience when choosing my glasses; it was a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere throughout. Read more
  • Google


    Great place went there today. Antionette my optician was really helpful and kind. She explained to me what the pictures of my eyes meant and I was never bored throughout the exam. Sam was also really helpful and kind. Really like this place and the receptionists are also really nice. Thanks guys! Read more
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    Ali M.

    Excellent Helpful Great Customer Service. Read more
  • Google


    All members of staff were very friendly. I had a very thorough eye test, with lots of explanations of the procedures and the health of my eyes. Would recommend. Read more

    Interested in joining the team?

    Even when we're not recruiting, we're still on the lookout for the next great member of the Barracloughs team.

    Contact us using any of the methods below and we'll get back to you:

    Write to our Head Office at 41 Western Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DT

    Call: 07709 442675

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