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Closing date for applications: Friday 16 October 2020

Professional Education Advisor

We are looking for a registered optometrist or dispensing optician to support the professional development of continuing education and training for customers and corporate clients. Perceptive is the leading independent provider of CET for optical professionals in the UK through its CETpoints.com brand and carries out bespoke development of education programmes for many clients within the optical industry.

This permanent part time role, initially 1 day per week can be offered as an employed or self-employed position. Our office is based in Edinburgh and while you will need to visit our office from time to time, the majority of the role can be carried out remotely.

In this diverse position you will contribute your professional expertise to all areas of the company’s activities. You will oversee e-learning and webinar programmes for CETpoints.com and provide professional input into bespoke projects for clients. You will plan future CET courses, source relevant specialists to write content, write content yourself, proofread professional content, provide professional input into projects and project planning, liaise with clients and respond to professional queries from customers.

This dynamic and varied role will suit an Optometrist or Dispensing Optician seeking to expand and diversify their skills. We are looking for an individual with existing relationships within the optical industry, a keen understanding of what makes CET interesting and relevant, a strong sense of ownership and the ability to plan, coordinate and work remotely.

In return we provide a competitive salary, a friendly and flexible working environment and the support you need to implement your ideas.


  • Lead the development of regular content for Perceptive’s e-learning platform CETpoints.com
  • Provide professional input to the Perceptive team to develop and deliver bespoke education projects for clients in the optical industry
  • Support the digital development team to create, deliver and refine relevant and engaging online learning
  • Create and manage timelines and deliver all activities on time and on budget
  • Write content for educational programmes, proofread professional content, write CET applications and MCQ tests
  • Respond to professional queries from clients and customers


  • Good understanding of the optical industry & CET
  • The ability to build relationships with key contributors and partners
  • Excellent professional writing skills
  • Organised and efficient with good attention to detail
  • Strong IT literacy & aptitude for technology
  • Creative, innovative ‘can-do’ attitude


  • A registered optometrist or dispensing optician
  • A good understanding of the optical industry and its key drivers
  • Experience of developing and/or delivering continuing education and training
  • Experience of research/evidence-based referencing

To apply for this position please email your CV and a covering letter to peter@perceptivemeded.com

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 October 2020

About the author

Peter Charlesworth MSc MCOptom

Peter Charlesworth is an optometrist and Managing Director of Eyecare. He is a former examiner and councillor of the College of Optometrists, a former member of the GOC’s fitness to practise committee and holds an MSc in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science from the University of Manchester. He was Boots Opticians Tutor Practitioner at the University of Bradford for 7 years. His duties there included teaching the Law and Management module to final year students and a clinical investigative techniques module to the second year.

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