Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse

Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Location

    Woolwich, South East London

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

  • Contact:

    Nicola Baird

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -092019-12636

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • End date:

    2019-12-16 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a lovely practice in Woolwich, South East London that is looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join them as their Head Veterinary Nurse. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic RVN to step up into a leadership role. 

The Practice: 

This practice has undergone a complete refurbishment recently and is now equipped with an in-house laboratory and digital radiography technology, making it a bright, modern and pleasant working environment that is also accredited by the RCVS. The team consists of a Lead Veterinary Surgeon, a Student Nurse, and additional support staff.

The Role:

This is a full-time position, consisting of 40 hours per week.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse to step up into a leadership role. The role will involve all aspects of nursing, as well as the day-to-day running of the practice. As this practice has an additional consult room, there is an opportunity for you to develop your own nurse clinics and use your initiative to promote new ideas.

The Candidate:

As the Head Veterinary Nurse, you will be responsible for a variety of nursing duties as well as sharing best practice with your team and helping to support and develop the Student Nurses in your practice. While there are still admin duties involved in your role, support from the team, regional management and the Support Centre will allow you to spend more time leading your team and doing what you love - nursing!

You will be a qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse with at least post-graduate experience in a small animal practice, the experience of a Head Nurse role is not strictly necessary as ongoing training and support will be given.

You should have a full driver's license or be working towards obtaining one, as the transportation of patients may be required from time to time.

The Package:

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

  • A competitive salary of up to £28,000 p/a dependent on experience
  • Generous CPD allowance with paid time off to attend and access to in-house CPD
  • Ongoing training is provided as relevant to your role including leadership skills
  • RCVS, BVNA and VDS fees paid
  • 5 weeks paid annual leave
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • A friendly, supportive environment within a rewarding role

The Summary: 

Role: Permanent Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Type: Small animal

Location: Woolwich, South East London

Hours: Full-time

Weekends: TBC

Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

Ref: JN -092019-12636

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

What happens next:

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