Optometry Partner & Store Director, Cheltenham


Specsavers in Cheltenham are looking for not one but TWO new 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 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 at Specsavers in Cheltenham, then read on.

What’s on Offer?

  • Opportunity for two Optometry Partners
  • 20% shareholding each
  • 5 Test Rooms
  • Hearcare Hub with Spokes in Cheltenham North West & Tewkesbury
  • 2 dedicated Hearcare rooms
  • Close links with the local community
  • Fantastic location close to Birmingham and Bristol
  • Supportive and experienced partners in place
  • 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
  • Flexibility – a great work/life balance
  • Build and shape your own team
  • 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 Cheltenham first opened its doors in 1988, moving to its current location 1996, and benefiting from a full refurb in 2019. Enjoying a prominent location, Cheltenham high street features a large array of shops including your regular high street brands and independent stores alike. Located close to the Brewery Development, you can expect high footfall in this fantastic location.

Cheltenham is the home to a large and motivated team, included resident optometrists, and Pre Reg’s, Store Manager and over 30 full and part time colleagues.

The store culture is on of opportunity, and as an employer firmly embedded in the community, they are proud to offer the career path that Specsavers offers. Development of the team is a key to the current partners, and Pathway is welcomed and encouraged within this business. The store celebrates the community and works closely with local Charites and organisations.


Cheltenham is conveniently located an hour away from Bristol and Birmingham and close to the M5 offering an easy and highly commutable location from these big cities.

Cheltenham Spa is a Regency town with lots of green space. It is surrounded by hills which are great for families and dog walking. The town centre is vibrant with lots of independent retailers, cafes, bars and theatres. Cheltenham is also Famous for its racecourse and staging the Gold Cup each year.

Specsavers in Cheltenham 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.

Requirements of the role

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist, you’ll need to share the store’s ethos. They’re looking for someone who wants to grow and develop the team, offer exceptional customer care and improve patient outcomes. You’ll be a practitioner who prides themself on their clinical judgment, isn’t afraid of a hands-on approach, and someone who is keen to get involved and build a rapport with their team. In summary, you’ll be a highly skilled Optometry professional willing and able to help drive the practice forward.

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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