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Let us help you realise your dream of running your own business...

As a Specsavers Partner you are the master of your fate – you build your own team, look after your customers, serve your community, create an asset for your family’s future and reap the profits. All with the support of a successful global brand, meaning there’s no limit to what you can achieve. 


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 ‘I have to say that my initial reaction was “Where’s the catch?” I now know there isn’t one. Quite simply this is the best move that I have ever made. My only regret is that I didn’t make it sooner.
Mark Walker, JVP Bristol store, UK

At the heart of Specsavers success are our Partners, who own and run their Optometry, Domiciliary and Hearcare practices. We have always believed that the best model is a business that provides local practitioners and retailers, with the support they need to focus on what matters most – providing the very best clinical care and service to customers. Our strength is allowing you to work to your strength. Your success will then be rewarded with a guaranteed salary and huge potential for drawing increasing profits from your investment.

optical partner

Optical Partner

As an Optical JVP, you will lead the optometric side of the business with the ultimate aim of providing the very best in patient eye care. From the number of clinics to the length of a sight test, you have the autonomy to run your business, whilst relying on support and guidance from Specsavers.

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retail partner

Retail Partner

Working in collaboration with your Optical Partner, you will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business. Your aim is to provide customers with the highest degree of customer service. Your passion for customer service and retail will be infectious, as will your drive and energy.

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domiciliary partner

Domiciliary Partner

We are now providing eyecare services at home to those who cannot visit a high street optician. Each domiciliary partnership consists of an Optical Partner and Customer Service Partner who, together work over a set ‘territory’, providing excellent service to our housebound customers.

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hearcare partner

Hearcare Partner

HJVPs lead the audiology side of the business. You will use your knowledge and skills to engender a culture of professionalism and high standards of clinical care, ensuring the long-term growth and success of your business.

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Recruitment Process

If a partnership with Specsavers sounds like the right opportunity for you, it’s time to begin your journey. We believe Specsavers partners are the best in the business; as such, all prospective partners undergo a rigorous assessment and selection process before being approved for partnership. 

If you already work for a Specsavers Store - Pathway Programme

If you are already employed by a Specsavers store, you will firstly need to register your details here.

Following this you will be invited to a telephone interview. This conversation is intended to answer any questions you may have and to assess your suitability to become a Joint Venture Partner.

If successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend an interview/assessment at which you will be assessed on a range of behaviours and competencies.

If you pass the assessment, you will gain a place on our industry-leading Pathway programme

Once you have successfully completed the Pathway programme, you will go to a final assessment centre to verify your suitability to become a Joint Venture Partner. If approved for Partnership, we will then present you with potential business opportunities.

If you do not currently work for a Specsavers Store

If you do not currently work for Specsavers but are thinking about Partnership, please register your details here .

A member of the Partner Recruitment team will then be in touch to arrange a telephone interview with you to discuss your suitability for partnership with Specsavers.

If successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre at which you will undergo a series of selection exercises. If you pass this, you will be approved for joint venture partnership. Once you have been approved to become a Joint Venture Partner, we will help you identify a Joint Venture Partnership opportunity.

When you then hopefully join us, you will have the opportunity to complete our Pathway programme. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your leadership skills.