Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • End date:

    2020-06-25 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Highly Competitive Salary and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -062019-11410

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a well respected and established small animal veterinary practice in Chiswick, West London that is looking for a Head Registered Veterinary Nurse to join them on a full-time permanent basis. You will be an RVN with at least 2 years post graduate experience, that has had some experience of being a Team Leader and Clinical Coach.

The Practice:

Our client has practices across North London, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, which includes four 24-hour emergency hospitals and a specialist referral centre in London. They have nearly 300 staff, including specialists in Soft Tissue Surgery, Dermatology and Emergency and Critical Care, staff with certificates in feline practice, and residency trained consultants in anaesthesia and analgesia and internal medicine. Due to the various sizes of our clients' practices, the pace of work ranges from quieter practice through to a busy hospital. Within the group, they can offer Cardiology, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Oncology & Surgery.

The Role:

This is a full-time permanent position working 42 hours per week with shifts of 08:00-17:00 (you may need to work until 19:00 if cover is required). There are no weekend requirements. You will be running a team of 2 RVN's and 2 students. There is an excellent reception/support team who will keep the front of house running smoothly to allow the clinical team to look after the patients.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Train, coach and mentor your team to be the best they can be
  • Help the Area Manager, Head Vet, and Head Receptionist to maintain excellent standards and generate income
  • Develop and uphold practice protocols, ensure equipment is well maintained and ensure the clinic has the right people in the right place at the right time
  • Experience of being a team leader or in a position of responsibility
  • Clinical Coach
  • You will actively encourage the nursing team to do as much clinically as they can do, to run their own appointments/clinics and to help develop and manage the clinic
  • You must be commercially minded and an advocate for preventative health care

In return, our client is offering a highly competitive salary (DOE) and benefits that include:

  • 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays (one bank holiday per year to be working is compulsory with a day of your choice back in lieu)
  • RCVS fees paid
  • £500 CPD allowance with 2 days off to attend (Higher budget/courses negotiable)
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Weekends paid in addition to salary or time off in lieu
  • Holiday entitlement increase with years of service
  • Occupational Health Scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tax-free childcare

The Candidate:

You will be an RVN with at least 2 years post graduate experience, with a background of being a team leader or position of responsibility would be beneficial. As you will be coaching and developing the nursing team so Clinical Coach experience would also be of benefit to you in this role.

By joining our client in this rewarding position, you will be part of a passionate team who are dedicated to providing world-class clinical care at the very heart of the community. If you share their passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare, exceptional customer service then please apply.

The Summary:

Role: Head Veterinary Nurse

Type: Small Animals

Hours: Full-time, 42 hours per week

Weekends: 1 in 3 Saturdays and Sundays

Salary: Highly competitive salary and benefits

Ref: JN -062019-11410

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

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