Assistant Manager

It’s not just about delivering an outstanding standard of service to your customers. It’s about developing and inspiring a team who are driven to do the same.

Key information

Meeting everyday sales targets and KPIs is one thing. But to be a real success in this role, you need to create the kind of atmosphere that will bring out the best in every member of the in-store team.

Putting customers first

As a key member of the management team, one of your most important jobs will be to make sure that every customer enjoys an incredible standard of service.

Creating a buzz

Our stores are vibrant and busy retail environments, and anyone with a passion for outstanding customer service who enjoys a team environment would fit right in.

Making things happens

One of the great things about our unique Joint Venture Partner model is that the decision-makers are right there in store alongside you. So if you have a bright idea, they can make it happen.

Get in touch

To talk to someone in more detail about our assistant manager opportunities, contact our in-house recruitment team on 01566 771888 or email

Career progression

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    Specsavers Induction


    Optical Assistant Apprenticeship

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    Optical Assistant 1,2,3



  • 5

    Assistant Manager


    Retail Store Manager

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    Pathway - our partner development programme


    Joint Venture Partner

We’re committed to giving everyone at Specsavers all the learning and development opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. Everyone is different, which is why we'll draw up a personal development plan for you which aligns with your own talents and ambitions. Scroll through the roles above to see where your career could be headed.

Application process

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Your first step is simply to apply online for the store position you want

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Applicants go through initial pre-screen, which could include an online assessment exercise

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If you're shortlisted, you'll be invited to a store-based interview (or a field based interview for domiciliary roles)

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If you're successful at interview, we could make you an offer or ask you to do a trial session to see how well you'd fit in

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At this point we'll make our final decisions and begin to offer roles to the people who really stood out

Training and development

Continuous learning

Throughout your time at Specsavers, we’ll give you all the on-the-job training you need to excel in your current role and prepare for the next steps on your chosen career path.

Onwards and upwards?

Whether you simply want to do your role to the best of your ability, or carry on developing your skills and become a store manager, we’ll be behind you every step of the way.

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