We WORK together
We work with inspiring, passionate and highly skilled colleagues with a common goal to deliver the highest standards of patient care.
We’re a small company that does big things with a family feel and people at the heart of it. We work hard but are supported by each other – and we have fun whilst we’re at it.
We CHANGE lives
We’ve transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people through our sight saving procedures. We are proud of what we achieve and our sense of purpose drives what we do.
Our joy comes from knowing our patients are happy and their lives better because of the treatment we provide. Everybody, in every role, impacts the success of our business and plays a part in changing lives.
We CARE about you
We want to do the best for our people. We invest in setting you up for success, whether that’s a beautiful place to work in, state of the art equipment and the right tools to do your job, great rewards for the success you bring or making life easier with flexibility and balance.
You’ll see and feel the Optegra difference when you walk through the door – and you’ll have every opportunity to make a difference.
See the Difference – Feel the Difference for yourself!
Over the years I have had a lot of clinical freedom to help me to integrate my knowledge into my working life. As the years have evolved, I have recognised my need to go out and further develop myself. Optegra has been very accommodating and even allowed me the freedom to secure experience at other hospitals or clinics. I have inspiring leaders who are not only in charge, but they take care of those in their charge. And it is wonderful to work in a place that cares for you.
Regional Operations Lead
Anything that celebrates our uniqueness is a win for me – feeling included, despite many things that could have been perceived as a taboo previously has made coming to work that much better. I feel supported by my colleagues and feel grateful I get to talk through my experiences and share them on this platform.
We exist to provide truly outstanding eye health care for every patient. We know the only way to achieve this is to set everyone of our team up for success. This means giving you the support, encouragement and investment to be your best at work.
From day one, when you receive your Welcome Box and start your induction journey, you’ll receive the training you need to get off to a flying start in your new role.
From there, you’ll be supported to develop through regular check ins, on the job coaching, internal training and access to nationally recognized qualifications and our Leading for Success programme is there to develop you as a leader.
You’ll be encouraged and supported at every stage of your career by the Optegra Team.
We work hard to improve the lives of our patients and it’s important that you are well rewarded for that. So, as well as our competitive salaries, great working environment with modern Hospitals kitted out with the best equipment and of course our friendly teams, you’ll also get the range of benefits below.
We all work hard and it’s important to take time out to recharge our batteries! Our 33 days holiday each year (including bank holidays, pro-rata’d for part time colleagues) is a good place to start.
Private Medical Insurance
Your health and wellbeing is important to you – and to us. All staff can join our Bupa private medical scheme from day one.
We have introduced SMART working remotely during the pandemic has open our eyes to the benefits of working flexible so have committed to support our colleagues in achieving a better work-life balance.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Our cycle to work scheme will help you get fitter – physically and financially – and help the environment!
24/7 virtual GP and counselling appointments
We value our colleagues so offer free confidential support 24/7, allowing you to take greater control of your personal mental and physical health and wellbeing.
All employees have access to a wide range of discounted products and services including shopping, gifts, food & entertainment and travel, so you can save on everyday essential and splurge on treats and luxuries!
Season Ticket Loans
Our season ticket loans help you cut the cost of your commute.
We offer enhanced maternity pay over and above the statutory minimum for all mums to be.
Optegra helps you plan for the future by matching your pension contribution up to 5%.
You will be covered by Optegra’s Life Assurance policy from your start date. This means that Optegra will pay three times your basic salary to your nominated beneficiary if the worst should happen.
Free Eye Surgery
After you’ve completed your probation, you will be eligible for laser eye surgery at no cost. Your family and friends can also benefit from a 20% discount on eye surgeries.
Free Sight Tests
Of course you can expect a free sight test if you need it at your local Optegra hospital!
Refer a Friend Bonus
We know our staff love working here and hope they want to spread the word! Which is why, if they introduce a new employee to the business, they get a bonus of £1000 when they start with us*.
Celebrating Your Anniversaries
We value loyalty and commitment which is why we express our appreciation to longstanding employees by rewarding them with gift vouchers to mark every five years of service. The vouchers increase in value the longer they are with us – all they need to do is decide what to spend it on!
Recognising Our Super Stars
We work with some pretty amazing people and we want to take every opportunity to celebrate their talents. One way that we do this is through our recognition scheme.
We like to get together outside of work, which usually means a Summer and Winter party!