Permanent Head Registered Veterinary Nurse - Kensal Green, London

  • Location

    Kensal Green

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £40,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Jack Stapley

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -032024-30798

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Head Registered Veterinary Nurse - Kensal Green, London

Type: Small Animal

Location: Kensal Green, London

Practice Type: Independent - This clinic is RCVS accredited and is a training centre for veterinary students at the University of Surrey.

Services: Every dog and cat in need deserves expert, personalised care and support, and to be loved. When you work for this practice, you understand that better than ever. They’re a passionate, committed, and diverse team of c80 staff and c150 volunteers, here for dogs, cats, and communities in the UK, Afghanistan, and in Georgia. They offer expert

veterinary care, rescue, and rehoming services, programs in the community, and guidance and support to improve

the lives of dogs and cats in need

Facilities: In this modern and well-equipped community vet clinic, they provide a range of free-of-charge

preventative veterinary care treatments to those who live in their five-borough framework and who cannot otherwise

afford them, including annual health checks, neutering, vaccinations, parasite control, microchipping, dentals, and

advice and support.

Role: They are looking for an experienced RVN to join them as their Head Veterinary Nurse. You will be working within a caring and supportive team which when fully staffed will include 3/4 vets, 3/4 nurses, and a clinic receptionist, they are also supported by the lovely animal care team and their volunteers who regularly help out in the clinic giving nurses more time to be nurses!


  • The clinic operates 7 days per week and is open to the public Monday to Saturday.
  • The Head RVN works 35 hours p/w, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • From time to time they require extra cover on weekends bank holidays, and out-of-office hours in the event of an emergency.
  • A share of the extremely quiet, on-call rota is required, this averages about five nights a month which is paid as overtime.

Candidate: They are looking for a Head Nurse who is a qualified RVN with 5 years + PQE, ideally experienced in shelter medicine, who shares their compassion and commitment to animal welfare. The Head Nurse will bring inspirational, progressive, and collaborative leadership to our team of nurses, animal carers, and clinic receptionist.

Generally, you will:

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of the clinic
  • Support the Head of Clinic to enable us to grow our reach and deepen our impact on
  • Manage and develop a team of nurses, animal carers, and clinic receptionists.

To be successful in this role, you need:

  • To be a listed member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons with at least 5 years+ post qualification experience
  • Have a passion for animal welfare and improving the lives of dogs and cats who need us the most.
  • Experience leading, line managing, and developing a high-performing team
  • Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence of their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – they do not hold a sponsor licence therefore they are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.

Salary: They are offering a competitive salary of up to £40,000 p/a (DOE)

Benefits: Full details of the benefits package will be discussed in the interview.

Ref: JN -032024-30798

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