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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£33,797.00 - £39,152.00 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
21 hours per week

This position has expired.


Interviews for this opportunity will take place on Thursday 17 December 2020

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 50 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2020). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The Department of Vision Sciences is one of eight departments located within the School of Health & Life Sciences. It offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, including BSc(Hons) Optometry, BSc(Hons) Orthoptics and BSc Ophthalmic Dispensing Management. Being the only University in the UK where these programmes co-exists allows a unique shared teaching approach and inter-professional training of eye care professions. Our teaching is underpinned by research, evidence based and incorporates a wide range of practical and clinical experience. Providing an outstanding student experience where each individual can flourish is central to the Department’s philosophy. The Department has been innovative in integrating therapeutic patient management into the programme syllabus in anticipation of the future needs of an ageing population and the enhancing role of eye care professions. The Optometry programme was ranked first in the UK in the most recent Complete University Guide.

The Vision Centre forms a central part of the student experience and has been in operation as a teaching clinic for more than 40 years. It has grown and evolved to become a state of the art clinical eye-care facility, serving in excess of 300 students and 5000 patients annually.

We are seeking to appoint a Staff Optometrist (0.6FTE) to provide General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) and to supervise students during clinical sessions. An experienced clinician, training towards or qualified as an Independent Prescriber, with excellent communication skills and an interest in specialist areas of optometry would be particularly suitable for this role.

The successful candidate will be registered with the General Optical Council to practice as an optometrist in the UK, registered to provide General Ophthalmic Services within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area and will have post-registration experience.

As this role involves Regulated work with Adults and/or Children the successful candidate will require PVG Scheme membership.

If you wish to know more about this role or for an informal discussion please feel free to contact Mr Michael Welsh, Business Manager of Vision Centre, Vision Centre, School of Health and Life Science at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values. G

lasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for applicants with a disability during the recruitment process.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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