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Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse Sussex Coast Vets London Rd, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 6AT, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 12 May 2022

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse required at Sussex Coast Vets, St Leonards

Job Description

The Role

A fantastic opportunity is now available for a Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse to join our highly motivated team at our well-established group of surgeries in the St Leonards area.

We are looking for an experienced nurse who can positively motivate and provide gold standard care to our patients and clients, providing excellent client service through clear and effective communication with a compassionate approach, whilst always prioritising patient care. You will be required to undertake general nursing duties including inpatient care, anaesthesia and nurse clinics as well as working with the Head Nurse to provide support and leadership to our nursing team. There will be additional tasks including clinical coaching, rotas, H&S, organisation of twice yearly stocktake and ensuring that all nursing protocols are maintained and complied with.

This is a full-time position working 4 days per week, 1:6 weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) and no OOH hour work.


Salary for the role is up to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.

About Us

Sussex Coast Vets is a well-established group of branches serving the Hastings and Bexhill area. We provide out-of-hour emergency care from our 24-hour Bexhill site to several practices in the area. We're equipped with the full range of diagnostic laboratory equipment, digital x-ray, Doppler ultrasound, endoscopy, and excellent facilities.

East Sussex is an area steeped in history, with beautiful countryside, stunning coastlines, and an abundance of choice within the art, sports, and leisure scenes, with something to suit everyone! We also have the convenience of great links to Brighton, London, and Gatwick airport.

About the Team and Culture

Here at Sussex Coast Vets, we are seeking new team members who have an innovative attitude and want to be a part of an exciting time of team growth and maintaining our reputable service. We have a team of 25 to 35 talented people across the group, from Veterinary Surgeons, to Registered and Trainee Student Nurses, as well as our Receptionist and Support team function, which complete the team at Sussex Coast Vets.  

We welcome vets with a range of experience to Sussex Coast, including those with interests in orthopaedics, exotics, ultrasonography, and emergency care. We have embedded a supportive culture at Sussex Coast, allowing for investment in our employee’s skill set and specific interests through further study, clinical case exposure and training.

Applicant Requirements

The ideal candidate will ideally have experience working in similar environment with some supervisory experience and preferably clinical coaching. The role is also suitable for experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses looking to follow natural progression. You will be able to lead by example by providing excellent client service whilst demonstrating exceptional nursing care to our patients. This role requires excellent communication skills, a positive can-do attitude, a passion for leadership, the ability to work well within a team and a strong work ethic.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Birthday leave
  • RCVS Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch and quote reference BH5802.

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