Optometry Partner - Barrow-in-Furness

Date: 31 Mar 2024

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, ENG, GB, LA14 1HZ

Company: Specsavers

Specsavers in Barrow-in-Furness are looking for a highly skilled optometrist to become their new Optometry Director / Store Partner.  If you are looking for an investment for your future and more financial security, an incredible opportunity awaits. You’ll receive an excellent regular salary, alongside attractive benefits and a share in business profits. To help you to succeed, you’ll receive ongoing support from existing Retail and Optometry partners as well as 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 terrific opportunity at Specsavers in Barrow, then read on.


What’s on Offer?

  • 33% shareholding 
  • £20,000 relocation bonus
  • 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 


About the store

Specsavers in Barrow sits in a prominent position on the busy pedestrianised high street.  Opened in November 1993, this profitable business is now in the initial stages of relocation where the new store will be modernised and refurbished even further. The current premises spans 3 floors, with 6 spacious test rooms and serves as a spoke store to Lancaster hub.


Specsavers in Barrow pride themselves in ensuring that every one of their customers receives an excellent patient experience. The high levels of service and patient care have led to numerous positive customer reviews and an excellent local reputation.


All the test rooms are fully equipped with the latest clinical technology including OCT, meaning you’ll have everything you need to perform sight tests to the highest possible standards. We offer enhanced clinical services including EOS appointments, MECs, Paediatric refraction for the hospital and post cataract operation assessments.


A team of 24 dedicated and experienced colleagues call this store home. The existing partners are really passionate about the clinical development of the team, and as the new Optometry Director you would have the scope to advise on training requirements, introduce new specialisms and build/shape the team further as required.


Store location

Barrow-in-Furness is a port town in Cumbria. Although it is at the end of a peninsula, it’s only around 20 minutes from the Lake District and has been referred to as a ‘gateway to the lakes’. Historically, a shipbuilding town, today Barrow manufactures submarines with BAE Systems and is home to the new class nuclear submarine which is planned to be designed and constructed in Barrow. The town centre is a popular shopping destination and has many retail and leisure parks in the vicinity including a kart racing track, skate park and cinema complex.  Barrow also has its own football, cricket and rugby clubs as well as sailing and golf clubs. There are excellent transport links; a railway station 10 minutes’ walk from the store where a train will take you to Manchester in around 2 hours. There are a number of roads that run through and around the town, allowing convenient access to the M6 motorway as well as regular bus services that run to the adjacent towns in the area.


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.


Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, then get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Jane Jackson on: 07895 303345 or email: Jane.jackson@specsavers.com