Optical Lead vacancy

5 March 2015

A vacancy has arisen for a highly skilled person to join our team of Optical Leads to support Local Optical Committees in developing community eye care services.

This role is home-based with the requirement to travel regularly and attend meetings in London.

Hours are flexible but the ability to attend evening meetings as required is essential.

A competitive daily rate is offered in addition to the opportunity to work with some of the top influencers in the optical sector.

About You

  • You will need to demonstrate thorough knowledge of commissioning, designing services, public health and have a real passion for developing eye care services.
  • You will have previous experience either leading LOCs, developing community services or commissioning community services.
  • You will need to be available for a minimum of eight days per month.
  • You will have previous leadership experience in the sector.
  • You will be based in one of the following regions: East Anglia, the Midlands or London.

Watch our Optical Leads talking about their experiences in this short video.


We support Local Optical Committees (LOCs) across England in developing local eye health services.

We help community optometrists and opticians work with local commissioners to make community eye services accessible for patients and cost effective for the NHS.

How to apply

We welcome applications from experienced and enthusiastic individuals from the eye health sector. Job description and application form can be downloaded from our website http://www.locsu.co.uk/about-us/workwithus.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Monday 30 March 2015.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview in London on 14 and 15 April 2015. For an informal discussion about the role contact Katrina Venerus, Managing Director of LOCSU, by email katrinavenerus@locsu.co.uk or phone 07769 682681.

Contact us

Dates for the diary

National Optical Conference 2018

Chesford Grange hotel, Nr Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD

Annual NOC for LOC officers and its members

2018-11-14 17:00:00 - 2018-11-15 17:30:00

Contact email: info@locsu.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 7549 2051

East Yorkshire LOC's AGM

Village Hotel, Henry Boot Way, Hull HU4 7DY

Annual AGM

2018-11-19 18:30:00 - 2018-11-19 21:00:00

Contact name: Ean Blair

Contact email: ean@optometrics.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 07768 492806

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