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East Sussex - Wivelsfield

Head Veterinary Nurse Mid Sussex Veterinary Clinic Wivelsfield, Haywards Heath RH17 7RE, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Pay Range: £ 33,000 - £ 35,000 per year GBP
RCVS Fees Funded CPD Discount for own pets Enhanced Paid Sick Leave Pension
Posted on: 17 Nov 2023

We are looking for an RVN to join our nursing team as Head Nurse

Job Description

Head Veterinary Nurse – Mid-Sussex Veterinary Clinic – Wivelsfield Nr Haywards Heath, East Sussex

We are looking for an enthusiastic, supportive RVN to join our existing, fantastic nursing team as Head Nurse.

About Us

We are based in the lovely village of Wivelsfield Green, very close to Haywards Heath which has great transport links and local amenities. We are only a 15-minute drive from the beautiful South Downs and a 25-minute drive to Brighton. We have a friendly loyal client base, many of which have been bringing their pets to us since we first opened!

We maintain a relaxed, very friendly, and supportive environment with further training encouraged. Our team includes Marie Clinical Director and 5 Vets, 5 RVNs, 1 SVNs, 3 receptionists, supported by our practice manager Wendy.

We have a fair rota which allows the nurses to use the skills which they trained for. Our nurses rotate equally between Theatre, Kennels/In- patient care and Consulting. Our vets value these skills and this allows our vets the time to give our patients and their owners a high quality of care.

We work in a purpose-built building with air con! We believe in a good work life balance and ensure everyone gets a lunch break and plenty of refreshments throughout the day. We have a staff room where the team can take their paid lunch breaks or plenty of space outside to go for a walk in the fresh air.

Our practice has grown and our team has grown too! We are looking for a Head Nurse to lead the nursing team and assist the Practice Manager in the smooth running of the practice. Our RVNS are all very experienced and have worked together as a team for many years.

After 12 years I still always look forward to going to work with the great team at Mid Sussex Vets” Sue Knighton MRCVS

This is an additional role as Wendy our Practice Manager is taking on more managerial responsibility. We value our team and everything that they do and are looking for an honest and conscientious person to complement our work family. This would be a real opportunity for a Senior RVN or HVN or someone with experience looking to step up. Full training and support in the role.

Working Pattern:

  • This is a full-time position, including Saturday mornings (9am-2pm) on a rota basis (currently 1 in 6). We would consider flexible/part time with min 0.7 Full Time
  • No OOH.
  • Shifts are on a rota basis, either 8am – 4pm or 11am – 7pm.

Some Benefits Include:

  • RCVS fees paid
  • Min £600 CPD allowance and 3 paid days
  • Opportunity to buy/sell holiday
  • Enhanced sickness, maternity, and paternity pay
  • Health Shield cash back health plan cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted Veterinary fees
  • And more!

Salary: £33- £35,000 dependent on experience

If this sounds like the role for you, then please get in touch! For an informal chat, please contact Wendy Practice manager on 01444 363636 or email CV and Letter to

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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