Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Excellent Package

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -122020-17973

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a friendly small animal practice in Manchester that is looking for an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse to join them in a Head Nurse position. This is a full-time permanent position where you will lead a dynamic and enthusiastic nursing team.

The Practice:

Our client is a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. They’re set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry.

Their mission is to deliver progressive, around the clock care means their employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres. They provide ongoing support to their teams, both in practice and through a dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from the advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.

This practice has a lovely small team consisting of a lead vet, head nurse, and patient care assistant. The branch used to be a referral hospital so has a lot of equipment including ultrasound, digital x-ray, endoscopy, multiparameter machine, defibrillator, etc. The lead vet is currently working towards a surgery certificate and the branch has various visiting specialists (dermatology, imaging, etc) so promoting exceptional care is truly at the heart of what they do.

The Role and Candidate:

This is an exciting opportunity for a full-time Head Registered Veterinary Nurse to join a friendly team, where you will lead a dynamic and enthusiastic nursing team. Our client believes passionately in inpatient care and also maintaining the growing nursing team.

They are looking for someone to work closely with the leadership team in delivering the very best that veterinary care has to offer to clients and patients.

Your average day will include a variety of nursing duties as well as assisting with clinical coaching within the practice. Full support will be provided as you will work closely with the experienced team.

They are looking for an experienced RVN who shares their passion for delivering outstanding service and care for clients and patients. You may have previous experience leading a team or you're ready to take the next step into a head nurse position. You will have a friendly and positive attitude and want to progress and expand your knowledge and skills further.

This is a full-time role, with shifts of 08:30-17:30, 09:00-18:00, and 10:30-19:30 and the weekends will be 1:4 at a neighbouring practice.

The Package:

In return for all your hard work and dedication, our client is offering an excellent package that includes:

  • Competitive salary 
  • BVNA and RCVS fees paid
  • CPD allowance £300 plus 2 days CPD leave
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Additional benefits, including 100% attendance scheme and ‘peternity’ leave
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards scheme
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Fuse, their learning and development platform
  • Internal courses to develop your leadership skills

Ref: JN -122020-17973

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