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Joint Venture Partner

  1. Optometrist
  2. Permanent


Hours per week:



Role Overview

As a Joint Venture Partner at Vision Express, you’ll become a shareholder in our business, where you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day running of a Vision Express store, including the sales, customer service and staff management. You’ll get a real scope to put your passion into practice and be fully rewarded for the difference that you can make, all with the backing of an established, trusted brand.

Your passion for optics will support our ambition to ‘Create Joy in Vision’ for our customers maximising their lifestyle through appropriate eyecare and eyewear solutions.


About us

We are Vision Express - with over 600 stores across the UK and Ireland, we have something for everyone. Whether you want to work in a busy city centre flagship, a smaller village store or in one of our coastal locations, we're sure we will have the perfect solution for you!


Did you know, we are also part of the EssilorLuxottica family? EssilorLuxottica are the global leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of lenses, frames and sunglasses! We are home to the most loved and widely-recognized vision care and eyewear brands in the world. Their priority eyewear brand include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Costa, Vogue Eyewear, Persol and Oliver Peoples, complemented by over 20 prestigious licensed brands.


To be successful in the role, here are a few things we will look for:

  • Be passionate about eyecare and our brand – This is essential, as you’ll be responsible for providing high-quality eyecare for your customers
  • Have a strong business acumen – You’ll need to be able to manage the store effectively and make financial decisions
  • Great communication at all levels with the ability to build rapport with both customers and colleagues
  • Be a team player – you’re part of a larger Vision Express team to, so you’ll need to work effectively with others
  • Be adaptable – the optical industry is constantly changing and is fast-paced, so you’ll need to be able to adapt to these changes and work well under pressure and be able to handle challenging situations
  • Be committed to excellence – you’ll have the passion, drive, and enthusiasm to be the best and provide the best service to your customers, but also, your colleagues.


What’s on offer?

  • Building a Financial Asset – hard work goes into building a financial asset, this is your chance to maximise a future sell on value once the business is established
  • Financial Benefit – As a Partner, you’ll have a stable income with a competitive salary in line with your role as a partner as well the benefits from taking home dividends.
  • Support Office Team – Support from a wide range of HR Teams such as; Talent Acquisition, Payroll, Training, HR Business Partners and wider departments; Finance, IT, Marketing, Legal, JV Operations Team & Property.
  • Business Operations Manager – You’ll have a dedicated field Operations Manager on hand to support every store within the region vis phone, F2F or email.

As a partner, you’re entitled to all of the above as well as the JV Director Package which includes;

  • A competitive salary
  • Private medical cover for you and your family
  • Life assurance 18x your salary
  • Income protection
  • Auto-enrolment pension
  • Free eyewear annually with eligibility from day one of joining us!
  • Opportunities to get involved in the EssilorLuxottica One Sight Foundation
  • Discounts for friends and family
  • Employee Assistant Program offering confidential support and advice on everything from financial support to emotional support and everything in-between
  • 33 days annual leave - increasing with your length of service, plus the opportunity to buy or sell holiday
  • Flexible health related benefits, such as health cash plan, additional life cover, critical illness cover and dental cover
  • Flexible lifestyle benefits such as Gymflex, Gourmet Society Cards, Taste Cards, Discounted Travel Insurance, Experience Days and even discounted bicycles through our cycle to work scheme
  • And so much more!