Store Manager

Being a store manager with Specsavers can be a world away from other retailers. Due to our unique Joint Venture Partner business model, store managers are an integral part of every aspect of the business

Key information

Beyond the usual business goals, you’ll help drive every aspect of your store’s success – whether that means getting brilliant customer feedback, developing your teams into their next role or supporting the clinical team.

Greater freedom

Our Joint Venture Partners can give their store management team as much autonomy as possible in the day-to-day running of the store. This mean much greater ownership for you as the store manager.

Creating a buzz

Our stores are vibrant and busy retail environments, and anyone with a passion for outstanding customer service who enjoys a leading in 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, you can make it happen together

Get in touch

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

Career progression

  • 1

    Specsavers Induction


    Optical Assistant Apprenticeship

  • 3

    Optical Assistant 1,2,3



  • 5

    Assistant Manager


    Retail Store Manager

  • 7

    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.

Becoming a Partner

If you aspire to run your own Specsavers business, Pathway, our internal development programme will help you develop the skills you need to be a true business leader so that you’re ready to join our growing family of successful Joint Venture Partners.

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