Hospital Manager – Wanstead Vet Hospital, London

After 13 years with us, the fantastic Ellie has relocated to Suffolk; creating an exciting career opportunity to join the UK’s largest private practice as Hospital Manager at Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, the flagship hospital of the Goddard Veterinary Group.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. His son Philip took over the reins in the late 90’s and remains the practice principal. We are now the largest family -run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre.  We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; nearly 20% of our team have been with us ten years or more and please take a few minutes to look at our numerous recent 5-star reviews on Indeed!

At our Wanstead hospital we offer first opinion, 24-hour emergency and critical care, and referral services to our clients and local network of branches and neighbouring practices in East London. We have a CT scanner, diploma holders in imaging providing our CT and ultrasound service, a commercial laboratory, a strong medical team and experienced surgeons routinely conducting advanced orthopaedic, soft tissue and minimally invasive surgery all on site.

This exciting and varied role would ideally suit a veterinary manager with the skills to manage and lead a talented and driven team of vets, nurses and receptionists. A clinical background would be advantageous and previous experience in the management of a hospital or larger practice is preferred, but the role might also be suitable to a veterinary surgeon with some relevant experience.

Do you have a passion for veterinary practice, the ability to make a difference, a caring but can-do attitude and great people skills? Are you keen to offer supportive care to your colleagues; whilst meeting financial objectives and ensuring high and improving standards of service for your valued clientele and their pets? Do you possess strong all-round ability in maintaining standards that meet Practice Standard Scheme requirements at hospital level?

We are offering a very competitive salary and profession-leading benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, BUPA private health care plus cash back/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropody fees etc, plus generous shopping and leisure discounts.

At Goddard Veterinary Group we believe very strongly in career development and there is ample opportunity to undertake further study and qualifications.

The hospital has great transport connections, and is easily accessible from Wanstead and Snaresbrook (Central Line) tube stations. If travelling by car the practice is within easy reach of the M25, M11 and the North Circular Road. Wanstead itself offers a beautiful high street with a range of pubs, restaurants and shops all within a short walking distance of the practice.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family -run business and would like to know more please contact Dr Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal and confidential chat, or apply now.

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