Diabetic Eye Screener

  • Full-time

Company Description

NEC Software Solutions is headquartered in the UK and operates around the world..

Find out more about our business on the Corporate Responsibility and Performance pages.

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen to join the Surrey DESP. We are looking for someone to join the screening team covering clinics throughout the area.

This is a full-time permanent contract.

Our screeners are the heart of NEC Care spending time on the ground, helping our patients. As a screener, once you have been trained up and met all our competencies, you will run local clinics on your own, for our patients and photograph their eyes to assess for diabetic retinopathy. We'll need you to be empathetic and able to talk to patients. You'll be supported whilst undertaking your training, but once completed will be working largely unsupervised in a pressured environment, so a cool head is essential!

Your local base will be Redhill, and you will be expected to undertake clinics mainly in Redhill, Horley, Oxted, Dorking, Molesey, Leatherhead and Epsom, but you will also be required to cover very occasional clinics further afield in Surrey, including (but not limited to): Cranleigh, Woking, Guildford, Farnham, Ashford and Haslemere.


This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to join the healthcare sector, with little to no experience, has a great sense of customer service and great interpersonal skills.

Who you'll be?

We want to make sure you are set for success; This isn't all about your skills and that is why we would love to talk to you even if perhaps you don't fit all the below.

  • Customer focused with brilliant interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Organised and able to prioritise tasks
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good IT skills, using a laptop with Microsoft Office
  • Any previous experience working with the public is ideal
  • A full driving licence and your own transport

Additional Information

We pride ourselves in offering an excellent benefits package, including an above average pension scheme. When you join the team at NEC Software Solutions, you are provided with the following:

  • Private Medical Cover funded by NEC for Employees (with the option to add family members at an additional cost) 
  • 25 days paid holiday with the option to buy/sell 
  • 4 x basic salary life assurance cover funded by NEC (with the option to increase cover at an additional cost)
  • A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions up to a maximum of 8.5%
  • A selection of flexible benefits to suit your individual needs 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the UK. Documentary evidence will be required.

All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. Depending on the nature of the role a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required.

Who we are?

NEC Software Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.

We employ more than 3,000 people in six countries, building software and services to get our customers better outcomes.

We traded as Northgate Public Services until 1 July 2021 when we rebranded to align with our owners, NEC. Most of our subsidiary companies did too (APD Communications, i2N, EMIS Care and Charter Systems) but our service design agency still trades as Snook.

We’ve been part of global tech company NEC Corporation since January 2018.

NEC Care, part of the NEC Health division, delivers the national diabetic eye screening programme. Our mission, vision and values are to provide people-centric services that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of those we serve by working to achieve excellence in service delivery.

The Surrey DESP (Diabetic Eye Screening Programme) provides retinal screening clinics and image grading to over 60,000 people with diabetes across the county of Surrey. We are commissioned by Public Health England to provide retinal screening on behalf of the NHS and our service is compliant with the National Service Framework (NSF) and National Screening Committee (NSC) guidance, standards, and objectives.

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