Specsavers are looking for an experienced optical retailer to become their new store partner in Bideford. 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 the existing partner and 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 Bideford, then read on.


What’s on Offer?

  • 25% shareholding
  • Be your own boss, while still receiving an excellent salary
  • Share in both businesses’ 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


About the store

Specsavers in Bideford first opened its doors in 2005 and is situated in a prominent position on the main high street. Bideford is a beautiful market and port town located on the banks of the river Torridge in North Devon.  There’s a vibrant art and culture scene in the town with art galleries, museums and craft markets as well as plenty of restaurants, cafes and over 80 independent shops.


Some of the best beaches in North Devon are within easy reach including those at Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Westward Ho which is less than 4 miles from Bideford. There are regular trips from Bideford across the Lundy Island, the home of Devon’s puffin population as well as a host of other rare and protected species of bird. The charming harbour area is home to several organisations offering pleasure cruises around the harbour and you’re also close to the picturesque towns and villages such as Appledore, Instow and Clovelly, which are all charming and full of interesting heritage attractions.


The city of Bristol and Bath are roughly two hours’ drive, with a trainline located in Tiverton that will take you to London in two hours as well.


Requirements of the role

Alongside being an experienced retailer and a strong and proven background in optics, the right person for this position will be confident, possess a strong work 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.  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. We believe that professional optics should be led by optical retailers 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 Alex Caluori on: 07956005717 or email: Alex.caluori@specsavers.com


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