The Opportunity

Specsavers in Haywards Heath are looking for an energetic and results driven Optometrist to become their new Optometry / Ophthalmic Director and Store Partner. 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 business profits. To help you to succeed, you’ll receive ongoing support from the remaining and experienced Retail Partner 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 Haywards Heath, then read on.

What’s on Offer?

  • 60% 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 Partner

About the store

Specsavers in Haywards Heath first opened its doors in 2004. The store sits in a prominent position on the main high street and is firmly embedded within the local community. The store has a loyal and growing customer base, they have seen a significant increase in performance over the past 12 months, attributed by the shift in consumer trends. Being so close and well linked to London, Haywards Heath is an established commuter town, however the change in their customers work and life patterns such as working from home and less traveling to and from London has provided an opportunity for the store to increase their target audience and market share. By embedding in their local community, the business has achieved 9% sales growth in the last year alone, ATV is up 17% and conversion has increased by 13% to over 73%!

The store underwent an impressive refit in 2019, and now boasts 4 test rooms (1 of which is dual) – all 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. We offer enhanced clinical services including EOS and MECS to the private sector: Specsavers in Haywards Heath, have a clear-sighted vision to transform eye health in their community.

A team of 14 dedicated and passionate colleagues, including a resident Optometrist, call this store home. With a Pre-Reg due to start this year, 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.

Specsavers in Haywards Heath 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.

Store location

Due to its location, Haywards Heath can offer the best of both worlds in terms of lifestyle, hence its popularity with London commuters. It lies just 36 miles from Central London, which can be reached with ease thanks to the frequent and direct train links. In contrast, Brighton sits just 14 miles to the south, meaning you can be relaxing on the pier in no time at all! Gatwick Airport is also only 13 miles 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 Chris Manley on 07769 882047 or email

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