Optometry Partner & Store Director, Bath & Midsomer Norton


Specsavers are looking for a passionate and highly skilled Optometrist to become their new Optometry Director and Store Partner in both Bath and Midsomer Norton. 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 partners, plus 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 available at both these stores, then read on.

What’s on Offer?

  • 25% shareholding in Bath and 33% in Midsomer Norton
  • Bath store centrally located in city
  • 7 test room store
  • Fantastic Operating Profit
  • Midsomer Norton opened in 2020
  • Dedicated contact lens room in Bath
  • High ATV
  • Bath is a Hear care hub
  • Midsomer Norton has a great location on the main high street
  • 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 Partners

About the store

Specsavers Bath has been open for over 30 years and sits in a high footfall area of the city, close to one of the major high streets, plus lots of local bus routes and park and ride.

The store has a team of 40 to include 7 resident optoms, CLO, DO plus multiple pre reg’s. A strong and experienced retail team is also in place, with a store and assistant manager. Specsavers Bath enjoys a wide and varied patient demographic, and thanks to its affluent area enjoys a high ATV of around £145. OCT is also in place and enhanced services are one of the focus area’s for the store. Progression is important to the current partners, with support available for the colleagues through Pathway. Bath has a fantastic track record of developing partners and at present have 2 individuals moving through Pathway.

Specsavers in Midsomer Norton first opened its doors in 2020. The store sits in a prominent position on the main high street and is firmly embedded within the local community. The store is home to a team of 14 to include Optoms, Pre Reg’s and retail colleagues. The store operates with 4 optical test rooms, brand new lease and dedicated colleagues. Down to the hard work and motivation of the current partners, Midsomer Norton benefits from fantastically high ATV and OP, and offers OCT plus additional enhanced services.

You would be joining Phil Lodge, who has been with Specsavers for 17 years’ experience as a Retail Director, and Matthew Watt who is an experienced Ophthalmic Optician. They are really looking forward to working with the new Optometry Partner to help them drive the business forward so that it flourishes for many years to come.


Welcome to the city of Bath!

Known for its stunning architecture, the Roman Baths, Thermae Spa, and Pulteney Bridge (to name a few!) Bath truly offers something for everyone. Wide open spaces and a large collection of Parks, Bath is commonly thought of as one of the most varied and vibrant cities, and the whole city is a World Heritage Site – not many places can rival that!! Shopping is a big thing in this city, and there are a huge number of independent shops, cafes and bars. You will of course find all the usual suspects plus some very end boutiques. Popular with young professionals, families, and students alike, this city welcomes everyone.

Benefiting from two universities, in the city itself, plus Bristol Uni down the road now

Midsomer Norton Specsavers is only a 26 minute drive from the Bath store and sits in the idyllic town of Midomer Norton near the Mendip Hills in Bath. The town centre benefits from free parking and with the beautiful River Somer running the length of the busy town centre, this is a busy hub for the local town and beyond.

Platinum Employer

Both Specsavers in Bath and Midsomer Norton 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.

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.

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