The Role

We are looking for a Deputy Clinical Director to join our friendly and motivated team. This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your career and assist with running a practice. There is no OOH work. You would be required to work 1 in 3 Saturdays at our Halifax Road branch 8.30am-5pm
As a Deputy Clinical Director, you will take a senior position within the team and be primarily based at our Halifax Road branch, although there will be the requirement to work at our Abbey Lane practice too. You will help to oversee the day to day running at both branches and, in the Clinical Director’s absence, take responsibility for the day to day running. You will work closely with Dawn the Clinical Director, Gemma the Operations Support Manager, Mandy the Client and Personnel Manager and our Head Nurse Rachel to help plan Abbeymoor Vets future. The role is a permanent, full-time role, however part-time hours will be considered.
A large part of your duties will be clinical with a good mixture of consultations and surgery. You will be enrolled onto the IVC Evidensia Leadership Development Programme which is a fantastic learning and development course for surgeons stepping into a managerial level. Although a large part of your role will include clinical & mentoring duties, time will be allocated for any managerial/administrative duties. This opportunity offers you a fantastic stepping stone into a managerial role with the support of a superb training programme and the added benefit of managerial mentoring from an experienced Clinical Director.


About Us

We are situated in the beautiful area of South Yorkshire. We are very close to the Peak District with fantastic walking, climbing and mountain biking opportunities. Sheffield is a great city with 2 theatres, cinemas, shopping and good restaurants.
Abbeymoor Vets have 2 practices, one at either side of the city. We offer high standards of first opinion care to small animals. Both practices benefit from in-house blood and lab facilities for routine work, ultrasound, x-ray facilities and dental x-ray.
We really do value our team here at Abbeymoor Vets and all of their hard work. We all pull together and support each other in the harder times and really are more like a family than co-workers. Our team consists of: 7 vets (one of which is our Clinical Director and some who are part time), 2 managerial staff, 4 RVNs (soon to be 5!) and 2 student RVNs plus 2 admin staff, receptionists and a domestic. Not only are we blessed to have such a great team, but we also have a fantastic, loyal client base. We are passionate on preventative health care and case continuity. This means you will have the opportunity to build up a strong, working relationship with your clients, as well as have the pleasure of seeing your patients grow over the years.

Applicant Requirements

The right candidate will be an experienced Veterinary Surgeon or Senior Veterinary Surgeon capable of delivering high quality and personable veterinary care but ready to also take the next step into a managerial role.
A desire to be involved in the development and growth of the practice is very important. You will need good clinical knowledge and sound judgement and the ability to mentor where required. Our case load is varied with a good mixture of consultations and surgeries. Investing in our practice, patient care and team is important to us. We would therefore be really keen to support your expertise or learning goals and potentially incorporate them into future practice services. 
Benefits (subject to pro rata) 

• 6 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
• 5 days paid CPD leave
• £1500 CPD Allowance per annum
• Private Medical Insurance
• RCVS membership paid
• VDS membership paid
• BVA Membership paid
• Service based holiday entitlement increases
• VDS cover
• Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Enhanced paternity pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Pension
• CPD/training support
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Employee opinion survey
• Free uniform in a number of roles
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

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