This is a full-time, temporary role, working 40 hours per week over 5 days between the hours of 8 am – 7 pm (Monday – Friday). We are flexible and therefore happy to discuss working hours that would suit you. No weekends or OOH. The salary for this role is up to £35,000 depending on experience. This position would be perfect for a candidate who has experience in a management position, and who is dedicated to putting pet care at the heart of everything they do.
The Practice Manager will be involved in recruitment, budgeting, human resources, health and safety, rota management, payroll and learning and development. This role is extremely varied, and you will rarely have two days the same.
You will work closely with the Clinical Director to provide leadership and support for the practice team, taking the lead to advance the practice, and achieving the best outcomes for Celyn Vet Group, our clients and their pets.
We are a two-branch, first-opinion, small-animal practice, with a well-established client base in Holywell and Prestatyn. We are based just a 30-minute drive from Chester, with excellent train links to Liverpool, Manchester, London, and North Wales. Prestatyn is only 15 minutes down the road from our Holywell branch, in a beautiful seaside town. There is much to do locally, from water sports on beautiful lakes to shopping at Cheshire Oaks or climbing Snowdon at the weekend.
Our fantastic practice has had a significant upgrade in equipment, including brand-new drip pumps, syringe drivers, multi-parameter monitors, doppler blood pressure machines, a Tonovet Plus and a brand-new ultrasound machine. We are also investing in dental radiography later in the year, to ensure that we can provide gold-standard dental care to our patients at both branches. Our other facilities include digital radiography, IDEXX blood machines and microscopy at both branches also.
About the Team and Culture
By far the best part of our practice is our team, made up of 1 Clinical Director, 2 Veterinary Surgeons, 1 Head Registered Veterinary Nurse, 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 Student Veterinary Nurse, 2 Animal Care Assistants, 1 Head Receptionist, 5 Receptionists and a Practice Manager. We are extremely supportive of CPD and certificates to become an advanced practitioner, one of our vets is currently completing a certificate in dentistry, our head nurse is completing her certificate in anaesthesia and analgesia, and we have visiting diplomats in cardiology, imaging, and surgery. We are a friendly, supportive team, who strives to provide excellent care to both our patients and their owners.
We are looking for a manager who has experience running a busy workplace or practice, ideally within the veterinary industry or similar.
This role will suit a candidate with prior managerial or leadership experience. With a proactive attitude, keen to support and grow the team and practice. Experience in client care, people management, payroll, and HR would be of benefit for this position.
We need an organised individual that has excellent attention to detail, communication and people skills. We are looking for a positive, motivated person with a can-do attitude.
Someone who is computer literate and likes to problem-solve.
UK Driving license is also essential to be able to travel between our 2 branches.
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.