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Deputy Clinical Director

The Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery
Salary for the role is between £50,000 and £55,000 FTE depending on experience.
Closing date
7 Feb 2022

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Deputy Clinical Director required at Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery, Chesterfield

The Role
We are currently looking for a Deputy Clinical Director to join our friendly practice Charlesworth Vets in Clay Cross. This is a full-time role working 40 hours over 4.5 days per week. Main surgery hours are 9am-6pm and there is a requirement to take part in the 1 in 5 weekend rota covering Saturday and Sunday morning surgery. There are no out of hours required with this role as these are looked after by VetsNow who work from our building. They look after our inpatients overnight and sometimes leave us some interesting cases to care for during the day. 

Although we are advertising as a full-time role, we would also be happy to accept applications from candidates looking for a part-time position. 

We are a busy small animal practice seeing medical and surgical cases every day. Responsibilities will include inpatients, operations, and your own caseload. As a deputy Clinical Director, we would like you to take some responsibility for the day to day running of the practice and bring your ideas, thoughts and aspirations and any specialisations will be encouraged. Salary for the role is between £50,000 and £55,000 FTE depending on experience.


About Us
The Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery is a two-site small animal practice in Derbyshire. Our larger branch is in Clay Cross, supported by our second base in South Normanton. We are a team of 5 Veterinary Surgeons, 7 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Student Veterinary Nurses with a large support team. We are well equipped with all the usual kit, including digital x-ray, ultrasound, dental x-ray, endoscope, and a full in-house lab, with the addition of a k-laser to support our chronic pain services. We are a supportive practice and encourage regular case discussions. Case continuity is also very important to us. As a team we care to the best of our abilities for our patients, our clients and for each other.
We are a dedicated, talented group of like-minded professionals - it's a busy role but you will have strong support from a wise and experienced Management team - an excellent, efficient Reception team and an exceptional, super-friendly Veterinary Nursing team who are hungry for knowledge and keen to achieve the highest standards of care. Our emergency team are on sight so there is peace of mind for overnight care providing a much-improved work/life balance. We are all committed to developing and improving our practice and are determined to make it the best it can be. We would love another passionate, experienced Veterinary Surgeon to bring their own unique skills and ideals for a happy team dynamic and top-notch client/patient care to join us on this journey. 


Applicant Requirements
You will be an RCVS Registered Veterinary Surgeon with competence in all routine medical and surgical procedures. Specific interests are welcomed and encouraged, so just let us know where your passions lie. Travel between branches is necessary, so you must have a UK driving licence and your own transport. 

  • 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 BH3774 when applying for this role.


The Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery is a companion animal practice. The practice was established by Chris Charlesworth in Clay Cross in 1979 and has been caring for the pets of Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Alfreton and surrounding areas ever since.

Chris has now retired but the practice continues to be an independently owned and run, non-corporate practice, with you and your pets' interests foremost. 

Our aim is to do what is right for you and your pet.

We have large waiting rooms, consulting rooms, modern theatres, plus a dedicated preparation and dental procedure room, an ultrasound machine, blood pressure measurement equipment and an extensive laboratory which allows us to provide same day results for the majority of our blood tests.

It is important that you are able to make the best decisions with regard to the care and wellbeing of your pet so we take the time to explain your pets treatment options to you.

Our Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses are trained to high standard so you can be assured of excellent treatment for your Pet and peace of mind for you. If you are unsure about anything please ask.

We provide many services including Pet Health Plan, Repeat Prescription, Out of Hours and Emergency care, some helpful Nursing Clinics. Our website has advice on Vaccinations for your pet, Dental Care and First Aid and many other helpful topics. You can also download Practice documents and forms to read and complete at home. We hope you can find our website useful and you can always contact us at any time for appointments and questions.

We like to mention that in addition to our assistance for private patients, we work extensively with a number of charities, particularly GAANS, SNAR, the CPL and the PDSA. We are happy to support them and we thank everyone for their help.

Find Us
01246 862266
55-59 The Broadleys
Clay Cross
S45 9JN
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