Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Job Family Partnership Job Category Optometry Partner
Specsavers in Tunbridge Wells are looking for a confident and knowledgeable Optometrist to become their new Optometry Director and Store Partner. This is a fantastic opportunity to live your life in a truly beautiful location, whilst doing the job that you love. There’s terrific earning potential, plus you’ll have the chance to build a secure investment for your future. To help you to succeed, you’ll receive ongoing the existing partners 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 incredible opportunity at Specsavers in Tunbridge Wells then read on.
What’s on Offer?
- 45% shareholding
- Be your own boss, while still receiving an excellent salary
- Share in business profits (dividends)
- Grow a business as an investment for your future
- Flexibility – a great work/life balance
- Build and shape your own team
- 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
- Support from existing Retail and Audiology Partners
About the store
Specsavers in Tunbridge Wells first opened its doors in 1995. The store sits in a prominent position directly opposite the main shopping centre and is firmly embedded within the local community. The store’s refit in 2017 allows for 5 optical test rooms; fully equipped with the latest clinical technology (including OCT) – meaning you will have everything you need to perform sight tests to the highest possible standards.
A team of 42 dedicated and passionate colleagues call this store home. The existing Partners are really passionate about the clinical development of the team, and as the new Optometry Director you would have the scope to advise on training requirements, introduce new specialisms and build/shape the team further as required. There is also an operations manager who looks after performance reporting, a lab on site which glazes for 4 stores and the call centre handles around 400 calls per day.
Specsavers in Tunbridge Wells is an accredited Platinum Employer. 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.
The store is located in the beautiful town of Tunbridge Wells, known for its historic spring and elegant covered walkway of the Pantiles. Home to a variety of independent shops, art galleries and open-air cafes, restaurants and bars. Royal Tunbridge Wells lies in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and in easy reach of picturesque towns and villages such as Matfield and Southborough. The store is also only 35 to 40 minutes from seaside towns such as Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton. There are excellent transport links; 40 minutes to London by train and train station within walking distance of the store. The M25 is only 20 minutes away.
Requirements of the role
Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist with 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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