The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic Head Registered Veterinary Nurse, with leadership skills, to join our team on a full time basis. Duties will include managing our nursing team to ensure that we all work to practice standards, working with the Clinical Director and the veterinary team to ensure we continue to provide an outstanding and award-winning level of client and patient care. Part of the role will also include coaching and supporting our trainee nurses at the practice. The position is 5 days a week, with no on call and maybe 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. Salary range is £22,500, £26,000.

About Us

Powderham Veterinary Group is a dedicated RCVS Accredited Small Animal Practice in Devon. We take pride in providing excellence in patient and client care alike, while being part of a fun and supportive team. We aim to make full use of and develop staff skills within an open and trusting environment and to encourage education for our team members as well as clients. We are small, close knit team of 3 Vets, 5 RVNs, 1 SVN and a strong supportive reception team. We are based in a beautiful part of the country, set between the moors and the sea.

Applicant Requirements

The successful candidate will either have previous experience of being a Head Nurse or be an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse who has an interest in management and is looking for the next step in progressing their career. It is essential to have excellent communication skills while being supportive, assertive, and positive. Previous experience in a similar role would be desired but not essential as we are able to offer training and support for the right candidate.

Benefits (subject to pro rata) 

• 4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
• 3 days paid CPD leave
• £550 CPD allowance per annum
• RCVS 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
• 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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