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Farm Co-Clinical Director - Derby, Derbyshire

Scarsdale Veterinary Group
Derby, Derbyshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Animal Health, Large/Farm Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Clinical Director
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Job Details

Farm Co-Clinical Director required at Scarsdale Vets, Markeaton

The Role
This role provides a great opportunity for a driven and experienced farm veterinary surgeon to develop their career in a busy and progressive team. You will have proven management and leadership skills and be able to prioritise and manage your workload so that our clients and our team feel supported. You will work alongside our Managing Director, current Farm Clinical Director, Business Support Manager and Markeaton Practice Manager, as well as a full support team including L&D and HR.

We are looking for someone with some years’ experience of farm animal care, especially dairy, and proven excellent client service and business development skills. This is a varied and exciting role where no two days will be the same, providing a good mix of management and clinical time.
The role is full time, working 5 days per week and a shared OOH and weekend rota. General opening hours are 8:30am to 5:30pm.

About Us
We are the largest provider of veterinary care in the East Midlands. Scarsdale vets is made up of 12 sites in Derby, Burton and Nottingham, offering farm, equine, small animal first opinion and referral services.
The farm practice services a good mix of large beef, dairy cattle and sheep farms, as well as camelids. The vets are supported by an excellent support team, including TB testers and ATTs.

About the Team and Culture
We are a friendly, sociable and farmer focused team. Based in the Midlands, we have 10 farm vets and 1 ATT, and our work covers a good mix of dairy, beef and sheep farms, camelids and smallholdings.

We have a fantastic mix of experienced vets and more recent graduates. The team is well qualified (including 3 CertAVPs and 2 residents working towards their ECBHM) and we encourage and support further study for all our team members. We provide the freedom to independently work up cases and we are also fortunate to have regular support from the cattle health and production team at the University of Nottingham. We are a teaching practice for their final year vet students, and evidence-based medicine and herd health are central to what we do.

Applicant Requirements
Required skills and experience….
1. Experienced in farm animal work (ideally a good level of experience in a farm animal practice, or mixed practice with a large animal bias)
2. Strong leadership skills
3. Commitment to continuous development (self and team)
4. Excellent client communication skills
5. Business development skills

Would be good to have….
1. Previous management experience
2. Have a relevant veterinary certificate or business-related post-graduate qualification
3. A local working knowledge of our competitor practices
4. Experience of developing teams and coaching individuals

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata
•    6 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
•    5 days paid CPD leave
•    £1500 CPD Allowance per annum
•    Company bonus scheme
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    RCVS membership paid
•    VDS membership paid
•    BVA Membership paid
•    Service based holiday entitlement increases
•    VDS cover
•    Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
•    Enhanced paternity pay
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Pension
•    CPD/training support
•    Paid bereavement leave
•    Company sick pay
•    Employee opinion survey
•    Free uniform in a number of roles
•    Annual pay reviews
•    Social events
•    Sponsorship for overseas employees
•    Academy & Leadership courses
•    Focus 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. Please quote BH3721 when applying for this role.

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Scarsdale Vets is an exciting, dynamic place to develop a rewarding career.

Our Mission Statement:

We are a local independent team with an ethos focused on outstanding client and animal care. We provide a vibrant aspirational and inclusive working environment enabling staff to maximise their potential.

Many of our staff have worked within practice for a number of years, however, with Scarsdale’s continual growth and development we are always looking for enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking individuals who will complement the teams we have, and who have a desire to work within a professional, friendly and caring environment.  We believe that if you enjoy your work and have a supportive team around you then you will produce the best results for our clients.

Our standards of clinical work and animal care are extremely high. We have worked with the University of Nottingham for the past seven years and we share best practice and protocols into everything we do.

Opportunities arise within all areas of our business, whether you are a Small Animal, Farm or Equine Vet, an RCVS Nurse, or wish to be a member of our support staff, including our dedicated business support, client care and lab teams.

Think about your future career development and what you want from it.  If it is job satisfaction in a professional, friendly, caring environment with the opportunity to progress, drop us a line and see what we can do for you. We are very excited about our future – now let’s get excited about yours!

Find Us
01332 678333
Scarsdalevets LLP
Pride Veterinary Centre
DE24 8HX
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