Practice Manager - Fox Valley, Sheffield

Competitive plus benefits
09 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Practice Manager 

Location: Fox Valley Shopping Park, Sheffield 

Working hours: Full time (to include weekend work)

Experience level: To secure this role you will need previous management or leadership experience in an optical setting


The key to a glittering retail career?  Clear vision. 


Specsavers has been going from strength to strength, ever since the business started back in 1984. We strive for the highest clinical standards – and believe that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do. We also recognise that our people are critical to our past and future success – so we do everything we can to make sure they get the experience and career they’re looking for: from outstanding training and a personal development plan, to excellent benefits and unstinting support. The business has nearly 1,500 stores across 12 countries – and is still growing. We want you to be part of this outstanding success story.


Specsavers began more than 35 years ago with the vision of two optometrists, Doug and Mary Perkins, who set out to provide best-value eyecare to everybody. Their passion for optometry has led Specsavers to become the largest privately-owned optical group in the world, delivering high-quality, affordable optical and hearing care in 10 countries. And it continues to shape the lives and experience of thousands of colleagues who are developing their careers with us across the globe. We are proud of how far we’ve come as a business, now we want to see you grow with us too.


Fox Valley Shopping Park:

Fox Valley is a unique town centre shopping destination in north Sheffield with direct access off the A616 Sheffield to Manchester Road.  With a great line up of stores, restaurants and coffee shops, including Home Bargains, Next, Costa and Aldi, as well as a free four hour car park with 600 spaces.


Situated approximately half way between Sheffield and Huddersfield, Fox Valley is a master planned redevelopment of a 28 acre former steelworks site, bringing a new town centre to North Sheffield. The £50million development, has been carefully designed to reflect the area’s rich industrial heritage as well as answering the need for a new retail and commercial heart in this growing catchment.  As well as new office and retail space, there is a new housing development bringing 118 new executive riverside homes to the area.


The Fox Valley Friday Market is located in the market quarter, located towards the back of the centre. The market runs every Friday from 10am till 3pm.There are typically 15-20 stalls, products include locally sources meat, fish, fruit & veg, speciality cheese and hand made gifts.


The Role:

As our Store Manager, your main task will be to help run the store from a retail perspective. Your efforts will help to ensure that the store runs successfully, while providing customers with an exceptional service. Much of your work will involve inspiring staff to perform at their best and meet the highest technical standards. 

The Directors:

Every great team needs great leadership and at Fox Valley you’ll be led by Directors with fantastic success stories with Specsavers! Hitesh our Retail Partner, graduated in 2006 and has a wealth of Specsavers experience working his way up into management before completing ILM 3 and our Pathway program in 2018. Humma is our new Ophthalmic Director and graduated in 2011. She joined Specsavers in 2012 and has been with us ever since! She’s contributed to the success of our stores and as such has won multiple awards! She also completed ILM 3 and completed our Pathway program in 2018.


Here at Fox Valley you’ll be in the best hands to succeed in your career with Directors that have first hand knowledge of the progression paths you can follow!


Our Fox Valley store is an accredited Platinum Employer – this means you can expect an exceptional employee experience every single day you work here. The Platinum Employer Scheme is part of the Specsavers drive to become a famous place to work. Stores with this accreditation have been verified on five key employer standards: Recruitment, Performance Management and Reward, Talent Management, Learning and Development and Employee Engagement.


Get in touch

Please be aware that many of the Specsavers Employment opportunities are currently on hold due to the Covid 19 outbreak. However, we are still keen to register your interest for when things return to normal. To discuss this position in more detail, please contact Natasha Sully at Specavers Recruitment services on 01566 770 120 or email natasha.sully@specsavers.com