What you'll do

What we can offer you 
At Specsavers we promise to make you feel good, smart and cared for. To support this promise we have a range of different benefits within the support office, that include. 

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme 
  • Birthday leave, Volunteer leave, Paid Parental leave 
  • Health & Wellbeing programs 
  • Fully funded Social Club – provides a wide range of activities throughout the year. 
  • We are well-known for valuing our people and offer not only competitive reward and benefits but also ongoing development and training. 


The Role 
The Partner Engagement and Development Manager (PEDM) NSW reports directly to the Director of Partner Engagement and Development, working collaboratively within the broader team of seven PED Managers across Australia & New Zealand.  

The Partner Engagement and Development Manager (PEDM) is responsible for ensuring Partners build their business leadership capabilities by providing advice, coaching, skills development, program facilitation and bespoke support to Partners.  The PEDM is also responsible for enhancing the engagement and commitment of the NSW Partnership, identifying characteristics and opportunities across the region to target support and interventions locally and as determined by the Annual and Regional plans.    

At its core, this role is both a trusted advisor and a personal trainer – strengthening the leadership capability and skills of our Partners whilst working to encourage their active participation in the Specsavers business through the promotion and advocacy of our development and engagement activities. Working alongside the State Director and field support team in NSW you will strengthen the support we provide to our Partners and leverage findings from forums, development interventions, coaching and store visits to engage, motivate and develop our Partners. 
What we are looking for 

  • Retail, franchising or high operational background or experience in a field position, with a people/ franchisee focus 
  • Extensive learning & development facilitation experience and demonstrated impact on others. 
  • A background in leadership practice and experience of leading teams 
  • Thorough understanding of retail operations, with an ability to relate to Partners and their business experiences. 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with extensive stakeholder influence experience. 
  • Experience in the creation of end-to-end leadership development initiatives.  
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment qualification 
  • Other recognised qualifications that would be highly regarded include: 
  • Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching or Executive Coaching Accreditation Program (Level 1, 2 & 3) 
  • Coaching membership & qualification certification with ICF (International Coaching Federation) &/or IECL (Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership) 
  • Psychometric certifications – DISC, Myers-Briggs, Human Synergistics, HBDI, Hogan, Arbinger  
  • Graduate Certificate or Bachelor’s Degree in leadership, education, organisational dynamics or business 
  • The Partner Engagement and Development Manager (PEDM) will be based out of Sydney, NSW and applicants must be able to travel interstate. 

About Us 
At Specsavers we believe a diverse, inclusive and flexible culture enables our people to bring their whole selves to work and be proud of doing so. Employing a diverse team reflective of our communities and customers is central to our success! At Support Office, we have a wide breadth of functions, from Marketing, Technology to People & Organisation and Finance as well as unique functions such as Audiology, Optometry and Glazing Services!  
Creating a great place to work for our people is the pinnacle for us and, along with our Behaviours, is at the core of everything we do, ensuring our people feel good, cared for and smart. We like to think it’s a fun and positive place to work – why not have a look for yourself https://join.specsavers.com/au/department/support-office/
Applicants for the role are required to have current working rights as per, relevant government legislation.  

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