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Washington, Tyne And Wear
Optometry Partner – Washington and Washington Galleries

Contract Type Permanent, Full Time

Location Washington, United Kingdom

Job Family Partnership Job Category Optometry Partner

Specsavers are looking for a highly experienced Optometrist to become the new Store Partner across both Washington and Washington Galleries stores. 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 business’ profits. To help you to succeed, you’ll receive ongoing support from the existing Optometry Partner alongside 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 Washington & Washington Galleries, then read on.

What’s on Offer?

  • Shareholding: 33% in Washington, 33% in Galleries & 16.7% in the Washington Audiology business
  • Multi-site opportunity
  • Share in both business’ profits (dividends)
  • Grow the businesses as an investment for your future
  • Flexibility – a great work/life balance
  • Build and shape your own teams
  • 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 and existing Optometry Partner

About the stores

Specsavers in Washington first opened its doors in 1996. The store sits in a prominent position in a busy shopping centre and is firmly embedded within the local community. Washington Galleries Specsavers was opened in the nearby Sainsburys store in 2018 by the same partners, allowing for greater capacity. Both stores are located in the Galleries shopping centre and are a short walk from each other. Many large retailers are based nearby including Wilko’s, Boots, Iceland, Asda and Superdrug. M&S food, Next, Halfords and Aldi are situated just over the road.

Specsavers in Washington and Washington Galleries 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.

Washington boasts 4 test room whilst Galleries has 2 – all fully equipped with the latest clinical technology including OCT and eye refract – meaning you will have everything you need to perform sight tests to the highest possible standards.

A combined team of 29 dedicated and passionate colleagues call these stores home and all are as passionate as one store as they are the other, the team provide a “fluidity” between both businesses and are happy to split their time between the sites depending on needs. As the new Optometry Partner you would have the scope to advise on training requirements, introduce new specialisms and build/shape the teams further as required.

Store locations

The locations within The Galleries Shopping Centre mean there is plenty of free parking for both stores and with excellent transport links, the stores are easily accessible for all. The A1 is practically on its doorstep and connects towns such as Newcastle upon Tyne in the North and Durham in the South. Newcastle airport is only 14 miles away and regular buses ferry customers from nearby towns and villages. There’s something here for everyone: from shops, bars and restaurants to museums and parks for families to enjoy.

Requirements of the role

As the new Optometry Partner, 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. 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 teams, 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 a clinician or retailer – 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 Jay Patel on: or email

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