Head Vet Nurse – Vets Now, Colchester, Essex

Vets Now are the UK’s leading provider of emergency pet care, providing a trusted service to more than 1400 veterinary practices – from dedicated out-of-hours clinics and 24/7 pet emergency hospitals. You will be joining a dedicated team of Vets, Nurses, Animal Care Assistants, Receptionists in our Colchester clinic. Colchester is a large busy clinic with a team of over 20 providing an ECC service.

Up to £37000 DOE plus benefits

13 month fixed-term contract

Be part of the UK’s leading provider of Emergency Pet Care

Thrive on saving lives and making a lasting difference? At Vets Now Colchester you can

Working in this 24/7 ECC setting you will see a diverse and challenging caseload which will sharpen and develop your nursing skills. You’ll be working on the frontline when our clients and their pets need you most, saving pets’ lives every day. Colchester is a busy clinic seeing up to 50 cases on a busy Sunday. You will be leading and coaching a team of nurses, animal care assistants and receptionists to provide a first class standard of veterinary care.

Rota pattern

The rota pattern for this role comprises an average of 40 hours per week on the following rolling rota pattern:

Week 1: Thursday 1830-0900 // Friday 1830-0900 // Sunday 2200-0900

Week 2: Monday 1830-0100 // Friday 1830-0900 // Saturday 2030-0900 // Sunday 2200-0900

Week 3: Thursday 1830-0100

Fair share of bank holidays

You must be flexible in your approach to working as the role entails admin time worked from home and mentoring within the clinic.

Start the rewarding career you deserve

The successful applicant in our vet nurse role will be –

  • An RCVS registered Veterinary Nurse
  • Passionate about caring for our clients and their pets
  • Motivated to deliver the exceptional clinic standards that Vets Now is known for
  • An experienced coach and mentor able to lead a team of nurses, animal care assistants and receptionists
  • Ability to deal with difficult conversations and situations

We look after you, so you can look after them

Recognising hard work is important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first-class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • £1125 CPD allowance increasing after first year plus 20 paid hours pro rata
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Professional membership fees
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or to apply, please contact Kira on kira.heggie@vets-now.com or call 07885 818591

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