The Role

We are looking for a hard working Registered Veterinary Nurse who prides themselves on providing high standards of patient and client care. You will be keen to develop nurse clinics, be confident at anaesthesia and be happy to help with the daily running of the surgery. The role is part time, working three days a week plus 1 in 8 weekends working at Rosemary Lodge. No nights or additional out of hours.

This is a sole nurse role with the benefit of a full time kennel assistant to provide support where required. Each day there will be a dedicated consulting vet and an additional vet in the mornings to perform operations. There is also full time reception cover.

About Us

The Chapel is located in the historic Market town of Melksham, in beautiful rural Wiltshire. The Chapel is a busy first opinion practice offering both consultations and operations daily throughout the week. We have two consulting rooms, a fully equipped operating theatre, x-ray facilities and practice laboratory all housed in the beautiful renovated surgery. We are run by a small friendly team who have been awarded outstanding in client service by the RCVS plus we benefit from the support of our 24 hour first opinion and referral hospital in Bath.

Bath Vets pride ourselves on our friendly working environment and our focus on staff wellbeing. Staff are actively encourage to develop their skills and knowledge via in-house learning and CPD.

Applicant Requirements

This role would suit an RVN with previous branch experience who enjoys client facing and excels working in small team. You must feel confident as sole nurse and have excellent communication skills. This role is essential for bonding clients with the practice and therefore applicants must be willing to form a close working relationship with clients.

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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