Practical Course Coordinator – BSAVA, Quedgeley Gloucester

Join the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and help promote excellence in the veterinary profession.

Working for a national Association, we are seeking a Practical Course Coordinator to join our in-house education team based near Gloucester who will be responsible for the organisation and delivery of practical Postgraduate and Core CPD courses and practical assessments for veterinary surgeons and nurses, both accredited and non-accredited.

Skills and experience:
We are looking for someone with a registered veterinary nurse qualification, with knowledge of the requirements of and ability to assist in practical veterinary courses. Previous experience of the co-ordination and delivery of veterinary professional training or development is desirable.
Experience in live companion animal handling, the handling of necropsy specimens and veterinary waste materials is vital as well as knowledge of routine veterinary surgery, dental treatments and imaging techniques sufficient to support practical courses.
Knowledge of veterinary consumables is key, order placement, stock control, negotiation with suppliers and representatives and wholesaler knowledge is advantageous.
A good understanding of the terminology involved in both practical veterinary courses and theoretical veterinary nursing will be required.

The person:
The right person will be confident and self-motivated and have the ability to self-manage their time.
The successful candidate should be very well organised, and flexible to occasionally work outside of normal office hours to meet the needs of our practical courses and assessments. It is essential this individual has fantastic customer service skills and be a good team player, as well as being able to work independently.

About the BSAVA:
The BSAVA is a professional membership association which exists to advance care for companion animals. With a membership of more than 10,000 veterinary surgeons, vet nurses and students, we work in the UK and internationally to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science, by facilitating training, conducting research and developing policy. Each year we deliver numerous education courses, host the largest small animal Congress in Europe, and publish books, manuals, apps and magazines.

This post sits within the Education department and reports to the Education Team Leader.

Benefits:
This is a flexible, permanent, part-time role of 27 hours per week, offering a salary between £22,000 – £25,000 per annum (FTE) , depending on qualification and/or experience. Benefits include a starting holiday entitlement of 23 days (pro rata) (increasing by 1 day each calendar year), free on-site parking, 7% contributions towards Group Personal Pension, free CPD, 4 x annual salary Life Assurance from the first day of employment and Private Medical Insurance for all employees once they’ve reached 12 months’ service.

How to apply:
Please email your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role addressed to the Education Team Leader, Shell Lambert m.lambert@bsava.com

For documents relating to the advert, such as the person specification and the role description, please also visit our website.

Closing date: 30th September 2021.

Please note, if applicants haven’t received a response within 7 days of the closing date, then it is to be assumed that they have not been successful with their application.

By applying for this position, you are consenting to the information on your CV being held by the Association for six months.Start date: 4th January 2022 (with the possibility to start earlier)

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