Here at 1066 Veterinary Centre we are looking for an innovative Senior Veterinary Surgeon to lead the team. The role will involve supporting to managing and lead the Practice(s), ensuring high standards of care and service are provided to patients and clients, so as to improve the sustainable profitability of the practice and the motivation of the staff in accordance to 1066’s core values. The successful candidate will be working 40 hours across a 5-day week, with flexibility.
Competitive salary of up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience.
Welcome bonus of £3,000.
We are a small but busy practice located in St. Leonards-on Sea. We have digital x-ray, ultrasound, dedicated theatre suite and separate kennels and cattery. We have a full team of RVN's, SVN's and receptionists, several who have been with the practice for many years. We opened in 2009 and have grown rapidly through recommendations from clients, resulting in an above average client to vet ratio.
We are close to the sea, with its long promenade, and the local town has many historic sites, outdoor activities and a variety of restaurants. There is a thriving arts scene and several festivals are held each year, including seafood and wine, Jack in the Green, bonfire night and the annual Mayday bike run for thousands of motorbikes who descend on the town.
About the Team and Culture
We currently have 3 Veterinary Surgeons, 1 who is a Cardiology certificate holder, 3 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses and 3 support staff. We are looking for a Vet who is keen to bring their own ideas to the team but also adaptable to ours. Ideally you will be comfortable with all routine surgeries, medical work-ups and consultations and confident to work in a busy practice environment. We work with a couple of local charities and are part of the RSPCA Neutering Scheme for cats and bull-breeds.
The ideal candidate is someone looking to take the next step in their career, possesses the ability to guide and help build their team by example. You must be passionate about pet care and willing to work with clients to ensure their pets get the best care possible within any constraints they may have. We are seeking a team player with excellent communication skills and a positive can-do attitude to lead the team. This role would suit a confident Veterinary professional with experience of leading a team.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
- Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
- CPD paid days and allowance
- L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Company bonus scheme
- Private Medical Insurance
- BVA Membership paid
- VDS cover
- Birthday leave
- Discounted veterinary fees
- Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Service-related company sick pay
- Sponsorship for overseas employees
- Initiatives focussed 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 use BH6058 as a reference when applying for this role.
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