Optometry Partner – Crayford and Swanley
Contract Type Permanent, Full Time
Location Crayford, United Kingdom
Job Family Partnership Job Category Optometry Partner
Apply by 27th March 2024
Specsavers in both Crayford and Swanley are looking for a highly skilled Optometrist to become their new Optometry Director. If you are looking for an investment for your future and more financial security, an incredible opportunity awaits. You’ll receive an excellent regular salary, alongside attractive benefits and a share in both businesses’ profits. To help you to succeed, you’ll receive ongoing support from the experienced current Partners that you’ll be joining, along with our leading global brand. You’ll also have access to the very best clinical technology and will receive unrivalled professional development. If you’d like to find out more about this terrific opportunity at Specsavers in Crayford and Swanley then read on.
What’s on Offer?
- Shareholding in both stores – Crayford – 35%. Swanley: 25%
- Share in business profits (dividends)
- Prominent location in flagship Sainsbury’s store
- Flexibility – a great work/life balance
- Make a difference to your local community
- Access to the best possible clinical technology including OCT
- Outstanding opportunities for clinical and personal development
- Ongoing support from our leading global brand
About the stores
Specsavers in Crayford first opened its doors in 2022 so still has the look and feel of a brand-new store. It is located in a flagship Sainsbury’s store which is the 3rd largest in the country. There are 3 test rooms, one of which offers audiology services 5 days of the week, serving as a spoke store to Tunbridge Wells’ Hub.
A team of 10 dedicated colleagues call this store home including 2 nearly qualified pre-regs, 2 supervisors and 2 part-time optoms. The existing Retail Partner is also a qualified DO and is based in the store full time. They offer enhanced clinical services including cataract pre and post op care, Dry eye clinics and eye pressure monitoring.
The store is located in the large Sainsburys Superstore where there is plenty of free parking. Crayford has its own greyhound stadium, just round the corner from the store as well as plenty of shops and restaurants in the high street and nearby Tower Retail Park. There are excellent transport links, with a train station only 10 minutes’ walk from the store where you can catch a train to London in less than 30 minutes and access to the M25 is nearby.
Less than 6 miles from Crayford, sits the Swanley store. It first opened its doors in 2017 and has a prominent position in a pedestrianised shopping area alongside stores such as ASDA and Iceland.
A team of 9 dedicated and passionate colleagues call this store home. You would be joining Faheem Ayub, Optometry partner who has been with Specsavers for 5 years and Ian Hyland who been with the business for 6 and a half years as Retail partner. Both are really looking forward to gaining an Optometry Partner to help them drive the business forward so that it flourishes for many years to come.
There is free parking, excellent transport links with a mainline railway station within walking distance from the store where trains to London Victoria take less than 3 minutes and the M25 is only 10 minutes’ drive.
Requirements of the role
Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist, you will have the drive, passion and willingness to maintain the customer-focused culture and the high standards of this successful store. As the new Optometry Partner, you’ll be able to provide a unique blend of customer care and professional excellence. You’ll be able to build a rapport with the existing team, demonstrate excellent attention to detail and possess an ability to build strong relationships within the local community.
About Joint Venture Partnership
Joint venture partnership is the secret to our success here at Specsavers, with every store locally owned and led by its directors. Owning, leading and growing your very own business is considered by many to be the pinnacle of your career as an Optometrist. We believe that professional optics should be led by opticians just like you – this is your chance to become the leader you were born to be.
Find out more
If you’d like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, then get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Alex Caluori on: or email:
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