This exciting opportunity is for an experienced Optometrist to join as a Joint Venture Partner at Specsavers in the Hawkes Bay, NZ

About the role:

In partnership with the Retail Joint Venture Partner, be responsible for the daily operations of the Specsavers store, whilst leading your team to provide customers with the highest standards of service and eye care.

As a Specsavers joint venture partner, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Back-office administrative support from our Port Melbourne Support Office team, including payroll, accounts payable and quarterly BAS
  • The power of Specsavers’ market-leading brand driving customers to your store
  • An annual combined marketing fund of more than $60 million
  • A guaranteed market-rate salary and superannuation in addition to your share of store profits
  • Guaranteed annual leave and access to exclusive wellbeing workshops

About the store:

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, located on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Known for award-winning food and wine, outstanding architecture, and warm balmy days surrounded by magnificent landscapes – Hawke’s Bay is pure paradise.

This store is a star performer under the ‘Specsavers: The Place to Work’ initiative, offering the following key benefits to all store team members:

  • Birthday leave
  • Volunteer leave
  • Access to Specsavers Perks staff discount program
  • Two free pairs of glasses each year
  • 30% off glasses voucher for family and friends each year

For a confidential chat about this opportunity, contact Marie Stewart on +61 (0) 408 084 134 or email marie.stewart@specsavers.com

Transform eye health with Specsavers

Studies have consistently shown 50% of glaucoma is undiagnosed across Australia and New Zealand – a statistic Specsavers set out to change. Over five years of consistently integrating systems and processes, including introducing OCT as part of every standard eye exam at no extra cost to the patient, performing same day visual fields and working collaboratively with Glaucoma Australia and RANZCO, we are proud to demonstrate the impact we’ve made on undiagnosed glaucoma. In 2021 we are detecting glaucoma in 1.43% of our patients, nearly matching the reported national prevalence rate of 1.5%. We estimate our optometrists have reduced the level of undiagnosed glaucoma among our patients by at least 60%, undoubtedly making an impact on the path to eliminating glaucoma as a cause of avoidable blindness in Australia and measurably improving outcomes for patients.

Another leading cause of avoidable blindness in Australia is diabetes. As a founding partner of the KeepSight initiative, Specsavers aimed to register 200,000 patients within the first two years of the program. In April 2021, just on the two-year anniversary, we surpassed that target. In addition, one of Specsavers’ more ambitious goals as part of the coordinated KeepSight approach was to increase the return rate of patients with diabetes for an eye test to 80% within five years. In March 2021, we hit that target, with 80% of KeepSight registered patients who were due for their eye test attending on time. By moving the needle on these two metrics, we are working to reduce the 50% of people with diabetes who do not receive regular eye checks, ensuring more and more patients with diabetes are part of the KeepSight eyecare ecosystem, accessing regular care and lowering their risk of avoidable blindness.