Part-time Optical Assistant - Groovy Glasses, Christchurch

We require someone to work every 2nd Saturday between 10am & 4pm. Fill-in work will also be available. This would suit a student or someone working part-time in another optical store who wishes to increase their hours. It would also give someone experience working in a unique, creative environment. View our website or instagram posts for more info.


Please contact . All replies treated in strictest confidence.

Professional Teaching Fellow - School of Optometry and Vision Science

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time or part-time
  • UoA Department Name: Optometry and Vision Science
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55567351


Job Description

The University is Aotearoa New Zealand’s pre-eminent higher education institution and a comprehensive, research-intensive, and international university, as reflected in our global ranking – 85 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and 1st in the world in the THE University Impact Rankings.


We are now seeking a clinical tutor in optometry (official title Professional Teaching Fellow) in the School of Optometry and Vision Science on a two-year full-time position or a one year part-time position (20h/week). Please submit your application stating your availability in your cover letter. 


Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

You will oversee clinical teaching and supervision in the teaching clinics and pre-clinical laboratories, at times, provide optometric services to the public. Administrative activities associated with the coordination of courses may also form part of your responsibilities.

For more detailed information, please refer to the position description.


He kōrero mōu | About you

You will have a passion for teaching and supporting the growth of the next generation of students, so it is imperative that communication and interpersonal skills come naturally to you.  This role would be suitable for someone with a broad, general optometric background, including dispensing, as well as those with subspecialty interests

Applicants should hold an optometry qualification that is recognised for registration as an Optometrist under the current standard (including TPA) in New Zealand. Visit for more information.


Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The School of Optometry and Vision Science is a part of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. We are the only Optometry school in New Zealand, and one of six schools in the region with accreditation from the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. Our accreditation enables graduates to practise optometry in New Zealand and in Australia without the need to undertake additional examinations. The university operates a full scope optometry clinic, with a large and diverse patient base, at its Grafton campus as well as external clinics at other sites throughout Auckland.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

We believe in supporting our staff to thrive. As well as our normal Staff Benefits, support will be provided for the development of areas of clinical subspecialty and excellence, including financial support for continuing professional development. The annual fees for NZAO membership, PI insurance and the Annual Practising Certificate will also be paid.


The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave


In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Inquiries may be made to clinical Director, Dr Geraint Phillips (

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 15 August 2021 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV highlighting your suitability for this position.


Additional information

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to 


In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy  to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.  


It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website


I'm interested



Ashburton Eyecare is looking for an independent, progressive optometrist wanting a work/LIFE balance. Close to world-class ski slopes, more fishing, camping, tramping, boating and mountain biking tracks than you can wave a retinoscope at - right on your doorstep.


This is a full-time position with no Saturdays. There is potential to buy both the practice and the premises, if you want to stay out of the rat race long term. Salary is negotiable up to $135k with additional profit share and the use of an EV. The practice is an easy hours drive from big city Christchurch or about two minutes if you live locally. So do yourself and your family a favour and make the smart move. It’s the best thing you’ll ever do!

Applications to or phone Evan on 021 022 90491.

Experienced Optical Assistant or Dispensing Optician

Blur Eyecare Rotorua


We are looking for a team player who is confident in their ability in the optics world. You will need to have a good eye for frame fit and a general understanding of customised lens types. We pride ourselves on delivering quality products with quality service, so attention to detail is a must.


The successful applicant will be a friendly individual with great communication skills and time management, along with the ability to adapt to each customer’s needs. Experience in optics is essential.


If you think this sounds like you, please email

PhD Research Scholarship in Myopia - School of Optometry and Vision Science

• Pre-requisite: NZ Registration as an Optometrist
• Research area: Myopia
• Tenure: Full-time for 36 months
• Value: $40,000 p.a. (tax free) + University fees
• Additional work: up to 500 hours p.a. paid work permitted
• Available until filled.

The Auckland Myopia Laboratory is seeking a motivated individual to conduct research leading to the award of a PhD. The area of research is Myopia/refractive development of the eye. Project supervisors: Dr John Phillips and Dr Phil Turnbull. Payment of the scholarship will be administered by the Scholarships Office, The University of Auckland.


Expression of interest to in the first instance.

OPTOMETRIST - New Lynn, Auckland

An opportunity exists for an Optometrist at Specsavers New Lynn.


The position, either full-time or part-time, is with an experienced team who places professionalism and customer service at the heart of every patient interaction. We offer comprehensive optometry support, including pre-testing, modern equipment, training and continuing education. The role requires a late night and a weekend day, however we provide flexibility with those days to support a healthy work life balance.


If you can offer excellent communication skills, work well in a team and have lots of motivation - then you would be welcome in our busy well-organised store.


Contact Philip Walsh with your CV and cover letter

Optometrist wanted - Tauranga

Tauranga Eyecare is seeking an Optometrist to join our thriving team, either part-time or full-time.


We are a full scope independent practice with a smaller clinic in nearby Omokoroa. Our focus is to provide top quality service and products for our longstanding and expanding patient database.


If this sounds like you please send your application to .

MSO | We are hiring!

Office/Sales Coordinator | Full-time | Mount Wellington


We are looking for a dynamic, solutions-focused operations coordinator to support our expanding NZ-owned business.

Based in Mount Wellington and supporting an experienced team of eyewear and magnification professionals, this full-time operational role is ideal for an organised sales support and customer service specialist who is ready to take on more responsibility.


Key responsibilities:


  • Sales and customers coordination
  • Order despatch
  • Returns
  • Re-orders management
  • Day-to-day office duties
  • Customers and suppliers support
  • Stock update
  • Warehouse coordination
  • Warrantee maintenance


Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30am-5:00pm


Your profile:


  • 2-5 years in customer service, sales or office management preferable
  • Enthusiasm and understanding of the optical trade
  • Focused, organised, proactive and good communicator
  • Driven and passionate about quality services and products
  • Keen to learn and ready to take initiatives


If you’re excited about this rare career growth opportunity and ready to join the leading eyewear wholesaler, please send your application by 31st July , along with your CV and a cover explaining why you would be the perfect fit for MSO to



Optometrist - Wairau Hospital

Permanent position working four hours a week (0.1FTE)


  • Join our busy ophthalmology service providing a wide range of general ophthalmology care in well-equipped outpatient clinics and surgical facilities.


Nga mohiohio e pa ana ki tenei mahi (About this position)


We are looking for an Optometrist to join our Ophthalmology team at Wairau Hospital supporting a population of around 50,000. This is a permanent, part-time position working four hours a week.


Our Ophthalmology departments, at both Wairau and Nelson Hospitals, are contemporary services based on a team of Ophthalmologists who have general and subspecialist training, specialist nurses, orthoptists, optometrists and technicians. Our comprehensive suites including OCT, Fields, Photography, and Lasers and our operating theatres are equipped with modern microscopes and Alcon Centurion Phakoemulsification equipment. The service provides the highest standard of care for our patients.


Ko wai he kaitono totika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)


You will have a Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) degree, or recognised equivalent qualification, and will be registered with the New Zealand Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board.


A matou ropu (About our team)


Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand's Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving over 150,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.


Find out more about us:


Nga huanga o tenei mahi (The benefits of this position)


We are a busy and professional team with a real focus on learning and sharing skills and experience across the team. At Nelson Marlborough Health we encourage a workforce that's innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and is passionate about caring for our community. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.


Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)


For role specific information please contact Gillian Champion, Service Manager Surgical Services on or Dr Derek Sherwood, Head of Department on
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.


Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please click here and fill in our online application form.


Applications close on Wednesday, 21 July 2021.


Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Maori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Maori and we recruit for cultural competence.


He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.


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