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Clinical Director

Bourne Veterinary Practice
Bekesbourne, Canterbury
Salary up to £70,000.
Closing date
27 Dec 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Clinical Director
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role

This a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Veterinary Surgeon to take the next step in their career and head up our exceptional practice. We are looking for a Clinical Director to lead our team and be responsible for deciding day-to-day duties, responsibilities, and shift patterns. There is no OOH involved with the role, providing a great work life balance. You will be working with the practice manager to ensure that the practice runs efficiently and profitably. Our current CD works 5 days a week with 3 days of clinical work and 2 days of admin work with no weekend working. However, we are open to the new CD choosing how best works for them. Salary up to £70,000 dependent on experience.

About Us

Bourne Vet Practice is a purpose designed modern small animal practice situated in a delightful rural farmstead within 4 miles of the gorgeous cathedral city of Canterbury with easy access to both London and Europe via the Channel Tunnel. The Practice has a separate ISFM Gold Standard Cat Only Clinic and a Rehabilitation Clinic with an aqua treadmill all on the same site. We have wonderful clients with a higher-than-normal percentage of insured pets, and we offer 20-minute consultations as standard with 40 minutes for first visits and euthanasias.

You will be leading a well-established and supportive team. The practice has 5.5 FTE Veterinary Surgeons, 10 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 Student Nurse, 2 VCAs, 5 Receptionists and a Practice Manager. We have visiting specialists for orthopaedics, cardiology, and ultrasound who provide a further wealth of knowledge and unique skill sets in practice.

Applicant Requirements

Candidate needs to be an excellent communicator, experienced, organised and RCVS registered. We recommend that you give us a call or visit us to fully appreciate what a special place this is to work.

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

•         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 LGBT+ 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.

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The practice is based in Bekesbourne near Canterbury in Kent. We offer a comprehensive range of medical and surgical treatments supported by on-site nursing care.

The practice was custom built to house all the needs of a veterinary surgery, we have consultation rooms, a spacious reception and high quality relaxed nursing areas.

Find Us
01227 832322
Chalkpit Farm
Adisham Road
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