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Clinical Director

Darley House Veterinary Centre Ltd
Farnworth, Bolton
The salary for this role will be between £55,000 and £60,000 per annum dependant on experience.
Closing date
14 Dec 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Clinical Director
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Clinical Director required at Darley House Vets, Bolton

The Role
Here at Darley House we have a fantastic opportunity for a Clinical Director to join our wonderful team. This is a full-time or part time position, working a 20–40-hour week with 1 in 3 Saturdays (09:00 - 12:00) and no out of hours. This role involves working alongside our Practice Manager overseeing the general running of the practice along with a substantial amount of clinical work time operating and consulting.  You will be responsible for practice leadership and for the efficient and profitable provision of clinical care, liaising with IVC Evidensia business support and networking with your fellow Clinical Directors within the group. Mentoring and coaching of less experienced veterinary surgeons is also an important part of this role. For the right candidate, this could be the perfect opportunity to mould our team to support your own vision of the practice. The salary for this role will be between £55,000 and £60,000 per annum dependant on experience. 


About Us
Darley House Vets has the reputation of being a friendly and competent practice that has been in Farnworth for over 70 years, accruing many longstanding clients and members of staff. We have created a pleasant working environment for both employees and clients.

We are a well-equipped Small Animal practice with our own in-house lab containing the latest Idexx blood and Sedivue analysers. We have an operating theatre, a very good ultrasound machine with colour doppler and digital radiography.
We are a 3 Veterinary Surgeon team, but we are hoping to expand to 4 Veterinary Surgeons. Our veterinary team are supported by 5 fully qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses, a team of 6 Veterinary Receptionists and our superb Practice Manager.
We have no specialists in practice but there are many locally which we refer cases to when appropriate. We support several local charities including Destitute Animal Shelter, Pets in Need, Kitty Rescue, Westie Rescue and Barking Berry’s 


Applicant Requirements
We are looking for someone who will continue making the practice a pleasant working environment as this is just as important to us as clinical skills. Ideally, we would like the candidate to have some management or Clinical Director experience, but the role may suit an experienced Veterinary Surgeon looking to step up and learn the skills needed for a Clinical Director. You must be confident in clinical matters encountered in a small animal general practice and can lead and support the team, both clinical and non-clinical, and still have the enthusiasm and energy to help the practice and staff progress and flourish. 

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 
  • Pawsome - 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 BH3779 when applying for this role. 


Vets with a caring, friendly approach and traditional values in Farnworth, Bolton

Darley House is a long established traditional small animal veterinary surgery whose caring and friendly approach is supported by an experienced team of vets and nurses with modern equipment and facilities. You and your pet will receive a lifetime of personal service.  We get to know all the pets who come to see us and you can request to see the same vet each time if you wish. We are based in Farnworth, Bolton. 

Find Us
01204 573 413
19-25 Peel Street
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