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Head Veterinary Nurse - Head RVN London Hospital

Goddard Veterinary Group
Wanstead, London (Greater)
£29,000-£32,000: Paid RCVS/BVNA/CPD. Shopping & Leisure discounts. Simply Health & more !
Closing date
25 Mar 2021

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Small Animal
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Head Nurse
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Job Details

Due to expansion, a rewarding career opportunity has arisen for a second Head Nurse to lead the nursing team at our busy small animal RCVS accredited 24h hospital in Wanstead, East London.

Key responsibilities: This would be a fully supported opportunity to advance existing line-management or senior nurse skills and would suit an experienced RVN with ECC experience and excellent clinical skills. The role would suit an RVN looking to take a step away from clinical work to further develop existing leadership and management skills. As a guide, we expect this role to be roughly 50:50 clinical (general nursing duties/ hospital floor coordination) and team support and administration. You will report to our Nursing Manager and work closely with our senior nursing team to ensure fulfilment of our philosophy of practising to the highest clinical standards and providing great client care.

The successful candidate will be capable of mature decision making whilst working in an ever-changing environment. We are looking for an exceptional individual with excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to motivate a highly skilled team of RVNs, SVNs and VNAs.

  • Previous hospital or referral centre experience and clinical coach experience is essential, as is experience in a senior role and supervision of a team.
  • This is a 40-hour per week position (Mon-Fri) with no rota’d weekends or on-calls.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a generous salary and CPD allowance. We offer an excellent benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our SimplyHealth Plan which provides cash back on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractor fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees. We are also happy to support study towards certificates.

Wanstead offers a beautiful high street with a range of pubs, restaurants, and shops all within a short walking distance of the practice. Westfield, Stratford, and Central London are easily accessible via the Central Line or escape for a weekend walk in the nearby Epping Forest countryside.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. His son Philip took over the reins in the late ‘90s and remains the practice principal. We are now the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals, and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star reviews on Indeed and Glassdoor.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business, apply now!

Closing date – 5th March 2021


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Goddard Veterinary Group offers opportunities to all levels of talent within the veterinary industry — we care for our people as much as we do for our pets. If you are a strong team player looking to share our philosophy of practicing to the highest clinical standards and providing excellent client care, then why not get in touch? Goddard Veterinary Group was born in 1952 and since then we have grown our business across London with 44 neighbourhood practices, three 24-hour hospitals, our own nursing college and expanding contact centre.

We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we are proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. At the heart of it all, we really value our team. We have created a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we have run many virtual Town Hall meetings throughout the pandemic giving us the opportunity to run live polls and Q & A sessions, ensuring we are making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness Plans for all our new starters, so you know you are in good hands.

We are a forward-thinking organisation with big ambitions. We have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs to help make them the best they can be.

The bright lights of the city are easily accessible from all our locations, giving you the opportunity to enjoy London at its fullest, whether that be a stroll in leafy parks, meeting people in buzzing bars or having a night out in Theatreland — working with Goddard Veterinary Group can open many doors, in more way than one. 

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Goddard Veterinary Group
Claygate House
Manor Road
Woodford Green
United Kingdom
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