Practice Manager – Mid-Sussex Vet Clinic, Wivelsfield, Haywards Heath, East Sussex

Are you looking for a new challenge in veterinary practice management? are you an RVN looking to take your first next step into practice management?

Here at Mid Sussex vets, we are looking for a new Practice manager to lead our team and develop the practice.

About Us:

The clinic has modern equipment including multiparameter monitors, laparoscopy, endoscopy, and a brand-new ultrasound machine.

We maintain a relaxed, very friendly, and supportive environment with further training supported and encouraged. Our team includes a Clinical Director, Head Nurse, 5 Vets, 5 RVNs, 1 SVN, 2 receptionists and a Practice Manager.

We regularly sit down for team meetings to allow our team members the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas and discuss any changes as a team.

We work in a purpose-built building with air con! We believe in a good work life balance and ensure everyone gets a lunch break and plenty of refreshments throughout the day. We do love our cups of tea! We have a staff room where the team can take their PAID lunch breaks as well as plenty of space outside to go for a walk in the fresh air and watch the cows that live behind us!

We have a friendly loyal client base, many of which have been bringing their pets to us since we first opened!

What our team has to say:

After 12 years I still always look forward to going to work with the great team at Mid Sussex Vets” Sue Knighton MRCVS

The Area:

We are based in the lovely village of Wivelsfield, close to Haywards Heath which has great transport links and local amenities. We are only a 15-minute drive from the beautiful South Downs and a 25-minute drive to Brighton.

 The Role:

You will work closely with our amazing clinical director Marie who founded the practice as well as a dedicated head nurse as part of a leadership team also working closely with regional director from VetPartners. This role will require leadership expertise, enthusiasm for the veterinary industry and excellent communication skills, to be able to navigate the ever changing and sometimes challenging world of veterinary management. Our new colleague will have prior experience in a health care management setting. Experience in veterinary practice management or veterinary nursing in a senior role is preferable, although not essential.

Accountabilities include but are not limited to:-
Maintaining an atmosphere of team collaboration and mutual respect
-Playing a key role in the operational and financial success of the practice
-Overseeing the general practice management including stock control, H&S, rotas for reception and vet teams, holiday and absence management
-Oversee the reception team to ensure the practice is providing exceptional client service as well as debt management, and complaint management
-Support in recruitment for practice positions, and liaising with HR where applicable
-Must be able to demonstrate multi-tasking and problem solving skills at a fast pace.

Full training and support given.

  • Salary – up to £41,000 depending on experience.
  • Full-time – 40 hrs/week, Mon-Fri but open to part time and some flexible working

 Benefits Include:

  • 6 Weeks paid holiday including bank holidays.
  • £600 CPD Allowance per annum and 3 paid days
  • Health Shield – wide ranging contributions for health and wellbeing treatments – from dentistry to sports massage
  • RCVS Membership paid for RVNs
  • One other membership subscription eg VMG membership
  • Enhanced paternity, maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Opportunity to buy/sell holiday
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted Veterinary fees
  • CPD/ training support
  • Company sick pay
  • Annual Pay reviews
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Colleague engagement survey
  • My Perks- offers, discounts and cashback on shopping, travel, entertainment and much more

To Apply:

If this sounds like the role for you, then please get in touch! For an informal chat, please contact Gary Rutland, Business Development Director, for an informal chat or send your CV to

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Related Jobs
Trustees – RCVS Knowledge
We are looking for three people to join our trustee board. As an independent charity, our mission is to advance the quality of veterinary care for the benefit of animals,…
Read more….

Latest from Twitter

The team at VMG would like to share a huge thank you to all delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers who attended Congress 2024! We couldn’t have done it without your support and enthusiasm.

Here’s to 2025! Will you be joining us?

Stay tuned for details...


Running a practice comes with its fair share of challenges, especially when accommodating different types of leave. Join @Citation, Wed 8 May at 2 pm to discover changes to the latest employment leave policy. Register:

#WeAreVMG #LearnShareGrow

Load More