Specsavers in Ballina are looking for a strong and highly motivated 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 support from 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 Ballina, then read on.


What’s on Offer?

  • 50% shareholding
  • Experienced Retail partner in place
  • 2 Test room store
  • Open since 2014
  • On-site lab
  • Be your own boss, while still receiving an excellent salary
  • Share in business profits (dividends)
  • Grow a business as an investment for your future
  • Pension contribution
  • Make a difference to your local community
  • Access to the best possible clinical technology
  • Ongoing support from our leading global brand


About the store

Ballina has been welcoming customers through its doors since it first opened in 2014. Once inside you will be greeted by an experienced team of 9, including Resident Optometrist and Lab Manager. Development is encouraged in store with the current partners supporting through Cert3 & 4, ILM and Pathway. Ballina offers Audiology services one day a week and acts as a spoke store to Letterkenny.


You will be joining the partnership with a highly experienced Retail partner, who has been within the business for a number of years and worked as the partner in Ballina since the store opened in 2014.


The new incoming Optometry partner must put customers and the existing team at the forefront of every decision made, be an experienced and dynamic leader, not afraid of change and ready to take the store to the next level!



Ballina is a pretty and buzzling market town, and sits in a ideal location between Sligo and Castlebar.

Known for its variety of independent shops, cafes, pubs and thriving nightlife, there is something for everyone in this town. With a family and commuter feel, Ballina has proven a popular location for families in recent years, and the town also benefits from seasonal visitors too. Specsavers Ballina sits on a busy high street and enjoys regular customers and high footfall.


Requirements of the role

Alongside being a qualified and CORU 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 Mark Edwards on: 07752465619 or email: Mark.j.edwards@specsavers.com

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