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Specsavers are looking for a dedicated and passionate optometrist to become the new Optometry Partner across both Paignton and Totnes stores. This is a rare opportunity to become a multi-site Store Partner in two fantastic businesses. If you are looking for an investment for your future and more financial security, whilst working in a beautiful location, then 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 existing Retail Partner and 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 Paignton and Totnes then read on.

What’s on Offer?

  • 50% shareholding in each store
  • Be your own boss, while still receiving an excellent salary
  • Share in both businesses profits (dividends)
  • Grow the businesses as an investment for your future
  • Build and shape your own teams
  • Make a difference to the local communities
  • Access to the best possible clinical technology
  • Outstanding opportunities for clinical and personal development
  • Ongoing support from existing partner and our leading global brand

About the stores

Specsavers in Paignton first opened its doors nearly 30 years ago. The store sits in a prominent position on the main pedestrianised high street and is firmly embedded within the local community.

The store has just completed a rebrand so looks fantastic! It now boasts 4 test rooms, and 1 dedicated audiology room as well as an onsite lab and dedicated rooms/areas for pre-screening, contact lens, training room and staffing area.

Specsavers Paignton is also an Audiology Hub providing support for its spoke stores, Totnes, Torquay and Torquay The Willows.

Totnes Specsavers opened in 2019 so still looks and feels like a new store and also sits in a prominent position on the main high street. There are 2 optical test rooms and 1 dedicated audiology room.

A team of 20 dedicated and passionate colleagues call these stores home, 16 in Paignton and 4 in Totnes, and they both benefit from the guidance of Karen Stone the existing Retail Partner.

Both Specsavers stores pride themselves in ensuring that every one of their customers receives an excellent patient experience. The high levels of service and patient care have led to numerous positive customer reviews and an excellent local reputation.

Store locations

Paignton is a bustling, picturesque seaside resort in Devon on the south coast. With stunning beaches, water sports, green spaces, a pier and plenty of cafes and restaurants, its easy to see why Paignton is a popular tourist destination. There are excellent transport links, a mainline train station is within easy reach of the store where a train to Exeter will take less than an hour. For drivers, access to the A380 is minutes away from the town and the A38 is less than 13 miles.

Totnes is a stunning town, located on the River Dart within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are lots of independent shops and restaurants amid the winding streets lined with beautiful historic buildings. The A385 runs through the town and the A38 Devon Expressway can be reached in around 15 minutes. There’s a train station half a mile from the store where you’ll find trains to Newton Abbot take less than 12 minutes or towns further afield such as Newton Abbot, under 40 minutes.

Both Specsavers stores have been Platinum Employer accredited. The Platinum Employer Scheme is part of the Specsavers drive to become a famous place to work. Stores with this accreditation have been verified on five key employer standards: Recruitment, Performance Management and Reward, Talent Management, Learning and Development and Employee Engagement.

Requirements of the role

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist, the right person for this position will be confident, possess a strong work ethic and a willingness to succeed. You’ll be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced environment. You’ll be willing to go the extra mile for customers and someone who encourages their team to do the same. In summary, you’ll be a high calibre Optometry Partner able to put your stamp on these already excellent stores and drive them to the next level.

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 Sophie Ayland on: or email:

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