Veterinary Job

Birmingham - Frankley Green

Registered Veterinary Nurse RSPCA Frankley Green, Birmingham B32 4AX, UK

Practice Type: Other (eg. industry or academia)
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Min Offered: £ 21,164 per year GBP
Posted on: 12 Feb 2019

Job Description

Job title: Registered Veterinary Nurse

Location: Newbrook Animal Hospital

Salary: £21,164.44 plus 4% shift allowance

Hours: 35 (including shift & weekend work within a shared rota)

Closing date: Monday 4th March 2019

Do you consider yourself a strong advocate for animal welfare? If so, a career with the RSPCA may be just what you are looking for!

The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our purpose as the RSPCA is to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate suffering of all animals.

At the hospital you will carry out nursing duties to a unique variety of animal welfare cases predominantly cats, dogs and wildlife species.

We are looking for someone who is confident, works well under pressure and is self motivated to work independently without constant supervision.

Newbrook Animal Hospital has a supportive nursing team comprising of 24 Registered Vet Nurses and 6 Hospital Assistants.  Predominantly (90%) RSPCA generated workload is via the adjacent RSPCA Animal Centre and Inspectorate Officers who are located on site.  Our aim is to rehabilitate as many animals in need as possible with the aim of their eventual rehome to caring owners

Newbrook Animal Hospital is located close to the M5 within a countryside setting but close to Birmingham.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Emergency and critical care nursing, including primary triage

  • Working with the RSPCA Inspectorate to protect, treat and care for animals in severe welfare need

  • The role is focused on direct medical and surgical patient care, utilising your nursing capabilities in both medical and surgical roles

What you’ll have:

  • Either a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or a Degree in Veterinary  Nursing

  • Registration with the RCVS

  • Good communication skills

  • A professional approach to veterinary nursing and clinical care

  • Self motivation and be able to manage your own time

  • The ability to demonstrate teamwork with veterinary animal centre and Inspectorate


What’s in it for you:

You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales.

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period, paid RCVS registration fees and access to our employee assistance programme.

How to apply:

An application form and job description can be downloaded from this web page.  

We do not accept CVs without a fully completed application form.

Please send your completed application form to: Davina Osborne RVN, Clinical Manager, RSPCA Newbrook Hospital, Frankley Green, Birmingham B32 4AX or via email  quoting reference RVN2732/2733 by the closing date of 4th March 2019

Should you wish to arrange an informal chat regarding the above role please contact Davina Osborne at

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. We seek to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

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