Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse - Hexham area of Northumberland

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Philippa Hadley

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -062022-25519

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Head Veterinary Nurse - Hexham area of Northumberland

  • Are you looking for the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to develop and lead a team?
  • They are looking for an experienced RVN, with the genuine desire to nurture a compassionate and caring environment, to lead the nursing team at their main branch.

Type: Small Animal

Location: Hexham area of Northumberland

Practice: They are an award-wining and friendly, independent practice who are committed to caring for patients, their owners, and their staff.

Facilities: They pride themselves on their exceptional, high-quality, modern medicine and surgery. They have three branches in and around the Tyne Valley.

Role: As the Head Nurse you will be:

  • Responsible for leading the Nursing team at the branch.
  • Responsible for all aspects of management of the nursing team.
  • To act as a role model to all clinical staff, demonstrating clinical and leadership credibility.
  • Responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the administration.
  • Work alongside the management team to ensure the smooth running of the branch.
  • (Full duties will be discussed in the interview)

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (negotiable) plus Saturday mornings as part of a rota.

OOHS: Out-of-hours on-call as part of a shared rota.


  • A desire to help nurture a genuinely compassionate and caring environment for staff and for patients.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High standard of customer and patient care.
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and to be self-motivated.
  • A team player who can motivate others.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Committed and hard-working.
  • The ability to work under pressure and remain calm.
  • Confident, approachable, and flexible.
  • A desire to endeavour to do the right thing at all times.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience


  • Holiday: 4 weeks and bank holidays plus 1 additional day per year up to 5 years’ service.
  • CPD allowance included and staff development encouraged.
  • RCVS fees included.

Ref: JN -062022-25519

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