Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Location

    Waltham Forest

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2018-11-05 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -092018-5996

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    The Vet

  • Consultant:

    Emily Naden

We are working with a large, modern purpose-built veterinary clinic in Waltham Forest, North London that is looking for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join them on a full-time permanent basis. As the Head Nurse you will be a key part of the leadership team working alongside the Business Manager and Head Vet, as well as being part of the Head Nurse team across all our clients 9 clinics.

The Practice:

This is a purpose-built practice with state of the art facilities offers gold standard care and always puts its team and work/life balance first. They have all the latest equipment, with a digital x-ray, ultrasound, in-house laboratory and much more. Their facilities are well-suited to vets with advanced surgical interest and the practice has a varied and interesting caseload. Plus, they support certificates, managerial and leadership development. You will be working with a growing team of 4.5 Vets, 7 Nurses (mix of VCAs, SVNs & RVNs), 3 Receptionists.

The Role:

This is a full-time permanent role, working 40 hours per week and will include weekends on a 1 in 4 rota (with time given off in lieu). There are no out of hour requirement for this role, giving you a great work and life balance. The practice can be flexible so would look at your requirements too.

The Candidate:

Our client is looking for a Head Nurse who is passionate, organised, confident and great to work alongside…who provides gold-standard care to their team, the clients and their animals. As the Head Nurse you will be a key part of the leadership team working alongside the Business Manager and Head Vet. You will also be part of the Head Nurse team across all clinics (they have 9 in total), working together to learn from each other and develop new initiatives. As a respected member of the team they also encourage you to be involved with in-house CPD lectures, whether just as free learning or to give them yourself if you’re brave enough!

In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Holidays
  • 5% Pension Contribution, Cyclescheme & Childcare Vouchers
  • £500 CPD allowance per annum and up to 3 days training
  • RCVS membership
  • Staff discount
  • Further Diplomas encourged
  • Free lunch every Friday
  • Good work life balance and a great place to work.


  • Role: Head Veterinary Nurse
  • Type: Small Animal
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Weekends: One in Four (with time off in lieu given)
  • Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package
  • Ref: JN -092018-5996

We are an equal opportunity agency and look forward to assisting you with your future career aspirations. We have an experienced team of consultants that are ready to give you support and advice on applying for veterinary opportunities.

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and eligible to work in the UK.

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