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Head Veterinary Nurse Midland Veterinary Surgery, Leyton High Rd. Leyton, London E10 6RA, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 10 Nov 2023

Head Vet Nurse required at Midland Vet Surgery

Job Description

Head Veterinary Nurse

Midland Veterinary Surgery, Leyton

Salary up to £36,000 depending on experience

Here at Midland Veterinary Surgery, we are looking for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team in Leyton. The role will include:

  • Working closely with practice manager and clinical directors to ensure practice runs smoothly.
  • Management of the nursing team including rotas, development and CPD, return to work and performance reviews.
  • Assisting with clinical audits and practice standards improvements.
  • Half a day dedicated admin away from clinical duties


We have rota patterns to suit you 

We offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you.

The role involves working Monday to Friday, 36-40 hours, with the possibility of a 4-day week and flexibility on hours as long as practice adequately staffed. The practice is open from 8:00am-7:30pm and hours will vary. There will be 1 in 4 weekends or less and there are no out of hours or Sundays.


About Midland Veterinary Surgery

Midland Veterinary Surgery are a RCVS accredited small animal practice based in Leyton. We have been a Veterinary Nurse Training Practice for many years, and we provide services for companion pets, such as cats, dogs, rabbits and other small furries. Our practice hosts a wide range of equipment such as X-ray, Ultrasound, Dental X-ray machine and an in-house biochemistry machine.

We are always looking to increase our utilisation and are happy to fund certificates and help nurses start doing schedule 3 procedures.
We are easily accessible to excellent transport links into Central London and there are plenty of shops nearby.

Come and join our team

Our team currently consists of 5 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, 2 Veterinary Care Assistants and 3 Receptionists. We have 1 Vet with a certificate in medicine and 1 Vet with an interest in dentistry. We work with the local animal charities and have previously made donations to show our support. 

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

Work-life balance
•    6.6 weeks annual leave (pro rata)
•    Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
•    Your birthday as a paid day off

•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
•    Non-accidental injury support

•    £550 CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
•    Certificate support
•    Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
•    All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
•    Infection Prevention and Control Programme
•    Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships
•    VDS cover
•    RCVS fees


•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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.

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Gavin Gallagher, Talent Partner, on / 07870503802.

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