Specsavers are looking for  Optometrist to become their new Optometry / Ophthalmic Director and Store Partner in the Farlington, Havant and Waterlooville stores. This really is a rare opportunity to become a multi-site Partner across 3 businesses! 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 of the stores’ profits. To help you to succeed, you’ll receive ongoing support from the existing 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 with Specsavers in, then read on.

The Opportunity

What’s on Offer?

  • A percentage of shareholding in the Farlington & Havant stores
  • Be your own boss, while still receiving an excellent salary
  • Share in business profits (dividends) – from both stores!
  • Guaranteed salary from day 1
  • Grow the businesses 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 the existing Partner

About the stores

Specsavers in Farlington opened in 2018 and is situated within a Sainsbury’s, benefitting from the high footfall provided by this large destination store. Specsavers Havant opened its doors in 1991 and is located within a pedestrianised shopping precinct. The stores are firmly embedded within their local communities and provide services to both the private and NHS sectors.

Farlington is 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. Havant boasts 5 test rooms with potential for another. We offer enhanced clinical services including low vision clinics. Specsavers have a clear-sighted vision to transform eye health in their community.

The existing Partner is 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.

Both of these Specsavers stores are accredited Platinum Employers. 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 locations

Farlington is a residential district in the city of Portsmouth, from which both Havant and Waterlooville sit approximately 8 miles from. Portsmouth itself is a port city that sits 70 miles south west of London and 19 miles east of Southampton. It is a historic naval base with many landmarks and tourist attractions including the Spinnaker Tower, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and The Historic Dockyards. Gunwharf Quays also provides some of the best shopping in the region.

What We Are Looking For

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist, the right person for this position will be confident, possess a strong worth ethic and a willingness to succeed. You’ll be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced environment. You’ll be willing to go the extra mile for customers and someone who encourages their team to do the same. In summary, you’ll be a high calibre Optometry Partner able to put your stamp on this already excellent store and drive it to the next level.

Is this you? Great!

About The 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: chris.manley@specsavers.com


Do you have questions or simply want more information on this role?
Feel free to contact Chris Manley

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