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I am writing regarding Phoebe Towers, she is a fantastic agent, the best I have ever had dealings with! Beginning the long task of searching for a new job can be very daunting, Phoebe makes the whole experience far easier! She was friendly yet professional, honest yet encouraging. I found her interview coaching really helpful, It really did improve my interview technique! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Phoebe and your company to fellow professionals in the future. 



I had never used the services of an agency to find a job so I was delighted that my experience with Prospect Health was great right from the beginning. 
Prospect Health phoned me to find out out my current situation, they were incredibly polite and very professional.
They kept me informed about all the changes regarding interviews and the positions and I felt that they were researching for me all the time.
I would certainly recommend Prospect Health to every person who needs support and help to get a job. They are the right professionals to ask.

Evgenia Lynch


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Luke Shearstone at Prospect Health for all of his help. I know compliments are rather painful for him, but I do believe that when someone is exceptional at what they do - they should be recognised for it! There are so many recruiting agencies nowadays, it's almost too overwhelming to even consider as an option. Being a newly qualified optometrist, it was difficult to pluck up the courage to venture outside of my comfort zone; I wasn't really sure of what path I wanted to take, and even when it came to light I was clueless as to how to execute it.

Luke was very professional, friendly, honest and ridiculously efficient; he took the time to understand me as an individual - i.e. my background, personality, morals, working ethics, achievements, ambitions etc, and from this information he was able to tailor a shortlist of local vacancies very quickly. I would be lying if I said that I didn't once think to myself that it was too good to be true - how could a recruitment agency possibly care that much about me and my needs?... You'd be surprised! Other agencies offered one phone call lasting no more than 10 minutes, and consisted of no more than two questions. Whereas Luke, on the other hand, was always there to offer support and guidance every step of the way, and so made this whole ordeal a lot less daunting. As a result, I am thrilled to have accepted a brilliant job offer! I am really grateful for his hard work - and I would not hesitate to recommend his expertise.

Tracy Ly



Jonathon, Thank you for the help and advice you offered me during the past few weeks.  I was pleased you were able to put me in touch with Stephen and David Daniels who were looking for a part time experienced member of staff to enable Stephen to enjoy his semi-retirement . You were able to answer my questions and you were professional and friendly throughout the whole process.
Thank you and Prospect Health for helping me secure this new position with Ashton and Daniels.

Sarah Johnson  


Jonathon, Our time has been really short, due to the efficiency of your work. Since the first time I spoke to you and explained my requirements, you found me a job that fitted my requirements completely and furthermore you gave me all the information and support I needed.
You provided me with information about interviews and trial days and your support was fantastic.

Monica Simarro-Ruiz


I am newly qualified Optometrist and was in search of an Optometrist role within the Manchester area. I came across Prospect Health when searching for vacancies online. I decided to contact the team in order to help me with job opportunities. I am very pleased and grateful with the help and support which I have received from Prospect Health. Jacques Clarkson was my main Specialist Recruitment Consultant and I am extremely grateful to him for finding me my ideal Optometrist position in Manchester. I found that his experience and knowledge of optical recruitment had lead to my success. Initially Jacques discussed and asked me in great detail exactly what I was looking for in regards to employment. I found that Jacques listened to my employment requirements and acted upon this very well. During my employment search, I felt comfortable to discuss any employment concerns. I was really impressed that I was easily able to contact Jacques by either telephone or email.

I was amazed with how quickly Jacques had found me suitable vacancies and had arranged different interviews with various companies.  I was extremely pleased and grateful with the interview preparation documents which I received. Before interviews Jacques had specifically contacted me and we would discuss in detail what to expect from interviews. I was very grateful for this as interviews can be a daunting process. The advice and support which I received was exceptional. I attended interviews fully prepared and as a result I received employment offers from different companies. By having choices from different optical companies, I was then able to make the right decision. My whole experience with Prospect Health has been fantastic. I did not have to wait for a long period in order to find a suitable position. Jacques really guided and helped me each way through my recruitment progress. I am very pleased to have received an Optometrist position very close to where I live and I am looking forward to this opportunity.

Mariyam Khan


Paul Smith was great with matching me to a brilliant new job closer to home. He asked me what I wanted in a new job, pointed me in the right direction and he helped every step of the journey. From the initial meeting with the possible employers, to advice with the contract offer and counter offer counselling. I am now very excited to begin work with my new employers.

Mandev Kaley


My experience with Prospect Health has been absolutely fantastic, unlike other agencies I have used in the past Kristy who has been dealing with me has always kept in contact and has always followed things up when she says. I have been speaking to Kristy for a number of years now and she has always delivered great service and never has put me forward for a job that didn't suit me, she has always kept me informed be it good or bad news. Most recently Kristy has found me the ideal job role and has met all my expectations. I will be recommending Prospect Health to others and will defiantly recommend Kristy to find that right role for the right person. Thanks again Kristy

Eddie Loyal

Kristy, I just wanted to say that I have received what I believe to be a truly professional and outstanding service from yourself and prospect and I am truly grateful for this. From the first phone call all through the journey I felt I was truly listened to and great advice was given regarding my needs and requirements, which I found extremely helpful, as changing jobs can be a very emotional and testing time.
I was really impressed with how promptly you replied to my queries and how you arranged several interviews for me. I was counselled through the whole process very well which made me extremely comfortable. Also how you advised me on my job options, which had lead me to the role which I am today, thanks to you!
I have already recommended prospect to several of my friends and colleagues!
I feel Prospect is a great example to other recruitment companies on how it would be done in terms of care and service.  

Priya Burgul

Jacques, I am writing to reiterate my thanks for your part in my new job at BBR. From the beginning you were positive and helpful, managing to convince me to consider a new job at a time when I was not looking for any opportunities. I think that you liaised well between Nick and myself and I always felt that I was kept up to date and was aware of the support that was available to me from yourself. You kept in touch throughout the process and seemed interested in my personal outcome and seemed to take on board the difficulties that I faced with moving jobs.

Daniel Read

Jacques, I just wanted to thank you for all your help over the past few months. It has been a pleasure talking to you. You have been very kind, approachable and helpful in my process to leave my current role and transferring onto a better opportunity. The encouragement and patience you have given me has been second to none. I will be highly recommending you to my fellow peers and friends. I have already passed your details onto others. I hope we stay in touch whilst I make my transition to Bayfields.



Paul,  I would like to thank you for all your help, you've been really helpful, communication has been great and you have always ensured that all my questions have been answered. You have also been really honest which I really appreciate. Thanks for finding me such a great store, couldn't have done it without you!

Kevin Bhundia


Paul Owen has been very helpful with the movement from one opticians to another. I am very satisfied with his service and would recommend to everyone. He had explained all aspects of the procedure and answered all of my queries and kept me informed all throughout the whole process; Also gave courtesy calls in the after service and was all round the clock available and willing to have a chat. I would strongly recommend Prospect Health to anyone.

Hamid Butt


I was contacted by Prospect Health regarding opportunities in my local area Paul the recruitment consultant was AMAZING.  I had a successful interview and  ideal placement within a week.
I could not have hoped for a more smooth, professional and stress free process.  I would like to say a massive thank you to Paul who made it all happen and I most definitely would recommend Prospect Health to all my fellow health professionals. 



Paul, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help over the past few months. Your experience and contacts within the optical industry have been made the process of changing jobs a lot easier than I initially anticipated. 
Vijay Kakkar


I would like to thank Paul and Prospect Health for finding me a new role. Paul listened to my needs in a new job and once the right opportunity came up, he kept me updated at all times with how things were progressing and supported me through the interview process. Paul also negotiated my new work benefits with the employer so that they met my requirements and made my decision to accept the new job very easy!


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Smith from Prospect Health for all his help and support in securing me a new role over the past few months. Job hunting can be a stressful process but I found it relatively easy with the help of Paul. He was excellent, he listened to my needs and preferences and then organised interviews for me straight away. He was with me throughout the whole process. It was very reassuring to know he was there should I have any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend him to my friends and other colleagues should they need to change roles in the future.

Simon Callaghan


My initial opportunity sounded ideal, being local and with a fast expanding company. However, the position was beyond my experience and therefore was not taken up. I was most impressed that within a very short time after the interview, Liam contacted me with feedback which was most helpful. From there, I could reassess future potential positions, and the agency could do the same. My next opportunity sounded much more suitable, being with a small independent practice. Unfortunately, I decided this was too far to commute, but again with this information being passed back to Liam, he could again tailor the next offer. This came again shortly after, with what is now my present, ideal position. I am now in a local, progressive independent, which suits all my needs.

Liam proved invaluable during initial negotiations over hours and pay etc. This made things much easier for me than doing so direct with my future employers. I had regular contact and felt comfortable with asking basic questions, and him being available after office hours meant I was not in the unfortunate position of having a colleague or employer listening in. I received a follow-up call and contacted him myself after starting the position, so always felt as if I had back-up to rely on. All in all, I found the service extremely efficient, professional, and possibly as importantly, friendly and approachable with nothing being too much trouble.



In all my dealings with Prospect Optical, I found them to be polite, courteous and professional, yet also friendly and approachable. The whole process was made so much easier by them being available in the evenings as well as during working hours.If ever my contact was on another call or in a meeting, they returned my calls as soon as possible. They were consistently dependable in getting back to me when they said they would.

They were always willing to help with any requests or negotiations. I felt that the service provided was very personal. We spoke so often that my contact recognised my voice without me even having to identify myself! It was a pleasure to deal with Prospect and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to colleagues, past and present. I really do appreciate all your help over the last few months. You’ve been great!



Prospect-health provides a recruitment service which provided a tailor made service. A detailed discussion of my preferences was definitely understood as it led to more than one job opportunity, which surpassed my high expectations. As a result I am now enjoying my work which prospect- health found me. I am yet to come across a better recruitment service in the optical sector. Many thanks go to Liam Fordham for his quality advice, swift responses and of course courtesy.



I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support over the last few weeks, you have made a very daunting experience a lot less scary, by taking the time to talk to me about each position available and coach me before interviews. You have found me my absolute perfect job as well as making me aware of the other opportunity's out there. I can't honestly thank you enough and will recommend your services to all my friends. I really feel you went above and beyond to help me. Thank you again.



It's my first day with Vision Call tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it. It will be a new challenge and a new focus point for me. Something which couldn't have come at a better time. I would like to thank you for your time and support in securing this position.  The service I received was both personal and professional. You kept me updated at every stage of the process and dealt precisely with every query that I had. I would happily recommend you to anyone of my friends in optics.




Specsavers Dartford

Paul Smith guided us through the process of finding a suitable candidate for our team and did so with great care. He went to huge effort to ensure every part of the recruitment process went smoothly. I would highly recommend Paul to others.

Lucy Hornby
Practice Manager

Boots Franchise Partner Henley on Thames

Paul has been very proactive to fulfil our requirements for an optometrist we needed in one of our Boots opticians franchise stores.  Paul took a lot of time discussing the requirements with us, to ensure that he had all the details needed to ensure he could locate the correct candidate.  The communication throughout the whole process was great, and with Paul's assistance we are very happy with the choice of candidate.  The whole process was carried out in a quick and efficient manner, allowing me to focus on continuing to operate my business.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul, and will be using his recruitment services again in the future..

Chris Hartley

A H Mertons Ltd

I would just like to thank you for all your help in filling the hole in our practice team!  Your communication and detail was excellent and your understanding of the practice needs helped to ensure only the right candidates were put forward for interview.  It was clear that the time you spent during the selection process showed you had listened and in order to fill our criteria perfectly.
The candidates were also impressed with your professional attitude and your enthusiasm.
I will have no hesitation in recommending Prospect Health and will definitely use your services again should the need arise.........but not too soon eh ?

Thank you once again

Christine Wrenn


I had been attempting to find a Dispensing Optician with a profile that suited our business, I failed. You guys at Prospect, were professional and back to me within a week with a prospective candidate. This candidate is now in the post and filling her part in the team admirably, for this I thank you.

Many thanks for the splendid service! I would recommend to any employer your professional approach in seeking a person, who will be a key player in their practice/s.

James Kidner


Specsavers (Bedminster)

Since joining Specsavers, Bedminster in Bristol late in 2009 I have been trying to recruit another Optometrist via all the usual and sometimes unusual routes, all producing no candidates. Then in October I had a telephone call from Emma at Prospect Health saying she had a candidate who was in the area the next day for an interview and would I be interested. Not having used them before I agreed but was very cautious. The following day I interviewed the candidate who was very good indeed, and soon after I made an offer which was accepted.

The candidate started employment in November and has fitted into our team extremely well and is producing excellent results in terms of test numbers, conversion rates etc. Throughout the whole process Emma kept both myself and the candidate fully informed and still calls weekly to check that all is OK. Albeit the agency fee was more than I usually agree to pay I feel that the service I have received has been the best that I have experienced from any agency in the past and I certainly would recommend them to anyone who is on the lookout for good employees.”

Mark Walker


R T Knight Opticians

Thanks again for all your kind help in recruiting Nicky. She’s a great asset to our business.

I am very pleased to recommend Prospect Health. They really took time to understand us as a business and to gain a detailed profile of the type of candidate we were looking for. Although they work nationally I was particularly impressed with their ‘local’ knowledge of where we work and our business environment. It certainly made a difference in finding the ideal person. When it came to the interview process I was confident that the candidate had a good understanding of us and the job, and we too had a clear picture of the person we were meeting. Their kind and considerate approach means that I would certainly use Prospect Health again.

Stuart Knight


Matheson Optometrists

My boss was very dubious to use recruitment agencies, one reason being the cost involved. I managed to convince him to give you guys a go, we had nothing to lose as we were not able to find the right candidate with our advertisements.
I was impressed with your service from the very start, you understood just what we were looking for, you kept us informed and did not waste our time with unsuitable candidates.
We are completely happy with our new Dispensing Manager you found for us, he fits all our criteria and more. it was well worth spending the money, we will not hesitate in using you again and will definitely recommend you to others.
This has proven to make my job easier, thank you.
Jane Brown
(Group Manager)


First Optical Ltd

In the past, I have encountered many problems with employing staff on a temporary basis. Nine times out of ten the applicant was unsuitable for our very unusual requirements and at very short notice. I telephoned Prospect Health really in desperation, as I required a CLO the next day on a film set. Liam at Prospect Health bent over backwards to assist with our request and he did indeed find a suitable person in less than one hour.

 A few months later we were looking for CLO for a three month contract and didn't hesitate to call Prospect Health again. We had a very long list of requirements to fulfil this roll and it would not be an easy task. Prospect Health delivered in many ways, above and beyond our expectations and our successful applicant was exceptional. We have been delighted with the quality of applicants we received and Liam was always enthusiastic on the end of the phone. When we require another temporary or permanent placement, Prospect Health will definitely be our first port of call.


Specsavers (Reading)

I have used Prospect Health for a number of years, as they have always provided me with high standard of service.

The candidates put forward by Prospect are always well briefed about the store, and my expectations, and fulfil the brief that I have given to the agency.

They are certainly much more than a CV forwarding service, which a lot of the others are.

Don Watts
(Director & Regional Chair)


Specsavers (Kingston-upon-Thames)

I have been very satisfied with the relationship and service that I have had from Prospect Health. I have over the last few years recruited more Optometrists via yourselves than any other agency excluding SRS. Whilst I would of course rather use SRS due to fee structure, I have found your team to be very effective at finding potential candidates and your communication and organisation to be excellent.

I would be happy to recommend your services.

Paul Bhalla


Specsavers (Cambridge)

Here is an account of the service I received from prospect health. I had been looking for an Optom for 4 months. Other agencies and head hunters had failed to deliver any potential candidates. I contacted prospect health after receiving a mail shot. As I wasn't after just any Optom I was pleased you took the time to identify my specific requirements. Straight away you were able to introduce me to a suitable candidate and things progressed quickly from there. At no point during negotiations did I feel that you put the candidate’s interests above ours.

Overall very happy with the service and the Optom I now employ. I would not hesitate in recommending prospect health to other directors.

Kam Dhillon


Specsavers (Portsmouth)

Our three Specsavers practices had been running almost solely on Locums for nearly two years. The South Coast has always been a difficult place to recruit and using Locums was very expensive. We had used several recruitment agencies that had all provided nothing. I was contacted by Prospect Health and they quickly began to send me candidates interested in interviewing with me.

Shortly after this we recruited two Optometrists through Prospect Health. Both Optometrists are still with us today and performing extremely well. Even after taking the recruitment fee into consideration, using employed Optometrists has saved our business thousands of pounds. Added to this the familiarity and continuity that our practice now benefits from in having employed Optometrists is priceless.
Prospect Health has continued to send us candidate after candidate while other methods of recruiting have failed. I have been extremely impressed with the company from start to finish and would not hesitate in recommending them to any Specsavers practice.
Colin Jenkins
(Optometrist Director)


Burnett Hodd & Jenkins

Recruiting optometric staff can be one of the biggest headaches for the independent optical practitioner but after thirty three years of recruitment experience, I was lucky enough to find Prospect Health, who are as proud of the service they give their clients as I am of the service I provide my patients.
I was most impressed by the meticulous way in which Prospect Health matched the practice requirements with those of the candidate selected for interview. Within forty eight hours of our first conversation I was chatting with a delightful optometrist who subsequently agreed to join our team and I have never been happier!
Prospect Health made the experience of professional recruitment an absolute pleasure and I cannot recommend them highly enough. They will be my first port of call should the need ever arise in the future.”
Christine Jenkins


Patrick and Menzies Optician

Prospect Health has really helped us move from being in a position where we were not able to reach our full potential because of the short supply of quality Optoms in mid/north Essex to actually being fully-staffed.

They take the time to understand my needs for the business and the skills I am looking for and present candidates that fit the bill.
Prospect Health made the experience of professional recruitment an absolute pleasure and I cannot recommend them highly enough. They will be my first port of call should the need ever arise in the future. 

Gavin Rebello


Costco Wholesale

We began using Prospect Health about 12 months ago for our hard-to-fill vacancies and in the past nine months they have filled 4 Optometrist positions and an Optical Manager position, along with two Audiologists as well.

Our usual methods of advertising weren’t working for this difficult locations but Prospect Health have sent a number of candidates for each role, and certainly generate a greater quantity and quality of candidates than we have been used to.

They are not a pushy agency, and they take time to take a detailed understanding of what their clients are looking for so we don’t waste time with candidates that aren’t suitable for us.

Debbie Dance
(Regional Optical Manager)


The Outside Clinic

The Outside Clinic has been working with Prospect Health since February 2012 assisting us with Optical and Audiology Recruitment nationwide. 

Prospect Health came to see us at our Head Office in Swindon to gather as much information as possible to effectively go to the market and source the right candidates for us. Results came through immediately and we were impressed with the quality that came through. 

The candidates we received were fully briefed about The Outside Clinic, what is required from them as well as the benefits that come with working with The Outside Clinic. To date, Prospect Health have successfully placed numerous Optometrists and Audiologist with us and continue to provide us with ongoing support.

James Gilbert
(Professional Recruitment & Registration)


Specsavers (Aylesbury)

I'm writing to say just how grateful I am for all you have done for my store at Specsavers Aylesbury. Since we started working with you, you have provided us with extremely high calibre candidates to interview and gone on onto successfully fill positions.

Your professionalism and expertise in the way you kept us informed of everything and all the steps you handled for us has been a breath of fresh hair and is also extremely appreciated! I very much look forward to working with you again soon.
Please keep up the great work!

Jude Edwards
(Ophthalmic Director)


London Vision Clinic

I found Paul to be incredibly thorough and professional in all my dealings with him. I have dealt with numerous recruitment companies in the past and get very frustrated when CV’s get sent to me with basic grammatical and spelling errors on them; Paul’s CVs were flawless. The candidates that he sent through fit the specification we were looking for perfectly; they had the skills we required and the personality to fit our Company. We would certainly use Paul and Prospect Health in the future. Thank you.

Kate Berry
(Clinic Manager)


Rawlings Opticians

I wish to convey my thanks to Paul from Prospect Health for finding two extremely talented Optometrists for our Surrey and Hampshire locations. The calibre of the applicants has been impressive and his tireless work in ensuring a perfect match for us has been outstanding. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone currently in the process of recruiting professional staff.

Claire Shipway FBDO
(Human Resources Director)



Boots Opticians (Oxford)

Paul has been very proactive to fulfil our requirements for an optometrist we needed in one of our Boots opticians franchise stores.  Paul took a lot of time discussing the requirements with us, to ensure that he had all the details needed to ensure he could locate the correct candidate.  The communication throughout the whole process was great, and with Paul's assistance we are very happy with the choice of candidate.  The whole process was carried out in a quick and efficient manner, allowing me to focus on continuing to operate my business.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul, and will be using his recruitment services again in the future..

Chris Hartley
(Franchise Partner)


England, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon/Permanent/Long Term/£40000 - £50000 per annum
Full or Part-Time Optometrist, Huntingdon Summary We are looking for an ambitious Optometrist on behalf of our client's practice in Huntingdon. Location Huntingdon Key Information This independently-owned chain...
England, Oxfordshire, Witney/Permanent/Long Term/£40000 - £50000 per annum
Prospect Health is looking for an outstanding Optometrist candidate to fill a position at one of the UK's biggest and best optician chains. The company is question is one of the UK's largest independently owned chains...
England, Oxfordshire, Chipping Norton/Permanent/Long Term/£40000 - £50000 per annum
Our client, one of the UK's most recognisable optician chains, is looking to add a high calibre Optometrist to its team The company has a large emphasis on customer and patient care...
England, South Yorkshire, Rotherham/Permanent/Long Term/£18000 - £24000 per annum
Optical Branch Manager, Full Time, Rotherham Our Optical team is recruiting for a high calibre Optometrist on behalf of one of the UK's best known optician chains in the Rotherham area...
England, Essex, Harlow/Permanent/Long Term/Negotiable
One of the UK's market leaders in the provision of home eye care are actively seeking a clinically and patient focussed Optometrist to join their ever growing team. This role offers a fantastic remuneration package as...
England, South Yorkshire, Rotherham/Permanent/Long Term/Generous Salary
We are working on behalf of a prestigious UK optician chain that is looking for an exceptional Optometrist to join their practice in Rotherham. Location Rotherham Key Information This independently owned optician...
England, Bristol/Permanent/Long Term/£40000 - £50000 per annum
Optometrist, Full or Part Time, Bristol If you're an outstanding Optometrist looking for an exceptional opportunity in Bristol with one of the UK's most respectable optical businesses, this could be the role for you...
England, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham/Permanent/Long Term/£40000 - £50000 per annum
Optometrist, Part Time, Cheltenham If you're an outstanding Optometrist looking for an exceptional opportunity in Cheltenham with one of the UK's most respectable optical businesses, this could be the role for you...
England, Oxfordshire, Bicester/Permanent/Long Term/£40000 - £50000 per annum
Full or Part-Time Optometrist, Bicester Summary Prospect Health is looking for an outstanding Optometrist candidate to fill a position at one of the UK's biggest and best optician chains...
England, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent/Permanent/Long Term/Negoitable
We are working on behalf of a prestigious UK optician chain that is looking for an exceptional Optometrist to join their practice in Stoke-on-Trent. Location Stoke-on-Trent Key Information The company has a large...