OT  job alerts guidelines for usage and FAQs

The OT jobs board is a free online resource for job seekers within the optical profession. As a job seeker, you can sign up to job alerts, which will send job updates based on your detailed and self-nominated preferences. These will deliver when a new job is posted that matches the user’s criteria, either daily or weekly, as decided by the user.

Please see the OT guidelines for usage and FAQs for the terms and conditions of signing up to and receiving the job alerts below.



To ensure that you get the most from the service, please follow the guidance below when creating your account and profile, and read our FAQs.

Creating an account

In order to sign up for OT job alerts, you will need to register with our website, if you have not already done so as a member, subscriber or event attendee, and create an account. Once this is complete, you can then sign up to job alerts. You will be asked to select preferences in order to tailor and enhance your job search. You can also deactivate your job alert at any point.

To create an account, you will need to provide us with information, as detailed in our privacy policy.

Job search

In order to tailor your job search, you will be asked to select your jobs preferences which include:

  • Location
  • Job role
  • Salary range
  • Employer type
  • Hours
  • Contract type
  • Recruiter type

Please note that your selections on each of the criteria above will determine the number of job listings you will receive via email.

Email preferences

Via your online account, MyAOP/Job alerts, you will be able to manage your email preferences that relate to the jobs board. If you are a member or subscriber and wish to change your other communication preferences, you can do so in MyAOP/Communication 

Frequency of alerts

A summary of the roles that meet your requirements will be sent to you on either daily or weekly frequency, as set by you the user. Email alerts will only be sent when a job matches your requirements.


By signing up to the OT job alerts, you agree for your personal data to be stored to facilitate the email alerts you have requested. You can unsubscribe from these alerts at any time.

Should you wish to re-subscribe to job alerts within a 12 month period, visit MyAOP/Job alerts, login and amend your preferences.

If you are not, or have never been, an AOP member or OT subscriber, if your account is inactive for 12 months or longer after unsubscribing from the email job alerts, your data will be deleted from our records. Please note that this relates solely to those who only sign up to receive email job alerts from the OT jobs board. Member and OT subscriber data will be dealt with in accordance with our membership terms and conditions/subscriber terms and conditions and our privacy policy.

The AOP and OT are not liable or responsible for how recruiters or employers who you connect with via the OT jobs site store or process your data. You are responsible for checking and approving the privacy policies of these organisations before sharing your data with them.

Any misuse of the jobs board will be dealt with in accordance with our website terms and conditions


Who can receive email job alerts?

Anyone can receive an email job alerts, but you will need to register with the website to create an account before being able to sign up.

How do I edit my preferences?

Once you have created an account you will be able to edit and update your search criteria via MyAOP/Job alerts.

How do I apply for a job via the site?

All recruitment listings will provide clear instruction on how you apply for that individual role, either by directing you to an email or website hosted by the employer or recruiter.

How do I stop receiving alerts?

You can unsubscribe from the email alerts at any time by changing your preferences in MyAOP/Job alerts.