Practice Manager – Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre, Chesham, Bucks

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen at The Wheelhouse Veterinary for a new Practice Manager to join our team! Our current Practice Manager has worked for The Wheelhouse for over 19 years and has recently been promoted into the local Area Support Manager role with IVC Evidensia.

This role is extremely varied, and you will rarely have two days the same. You will work closely with the Clinical Directors and our Heads of Department team in order to provide the best support and care to our team, clients, and patients. You will also receive wider support from the Area Support Manager and Area Director to ensure the practice is running smoothly.

The candidate will be required to work Monday – Friday. No weekend requirement. The Practice Manager is involved in many areas of practice life including but not limited to: recruitment, budgeting, human resources, health and safety, payroll, learning and development, IT, client complaint management and business financial requests & approvals.

Salary

The salary for this role is up to £37,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We are a first opinion small animal practice located in the picturesque countryside of the Chilterns, perfect for horse riding, cycling, and walking. We are surrounded by golf clubs and country parks like Wendover Woods, Black Park and Langley Park, all while being within an easy commute of London.

The Wheelhouse Vets are a fully equipped and modernised RCVS accredited practice striving to achieve the highest standard of care in South Buckinghamshire. We have surgeries in Chesham, Chalfont St Giles, Amersham, and Beaconsfield.

We are constantly evolving to suit our patients needs and client’s expectations. We have endoscope, laparoscopic bitch spays, ultrasound scanner, DR and CR Radiography, Class 4 Laser, 4 consult rooms and an in-house Lab. We have lots of members of the veterinary team either engaged in or having achieved certificates in oncology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, dentistry, anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, orthopaedics, small animal medicine, feline medicine, and dermatology. We also have members of the team with a special interest in animal behaviour and dog training and of course wellbeing.

About the Team and Culture

Our team is made up of 15 Veterinary Surgeons, 18 Registered Veterinary Nurse’s, 7 Student Veterinary Nurse’s, 16 Reception staff. We have an extensive support team made up of a Practice Manager, 2 Clinical Directors, Team Development Manager, Admin Manager, Group Nursing Manager, Clinical Manager, Facilities and Cremations Manager, Insurance Coordinator, Office Secretary, and Office Assistant. All of our Heads of Departments and both of our Clinical Directors run regular catch ups as well.

As a practice we strongly believe in providing our team members with a nurturing and caring environment. We actively encourage and fully support team members’ professional ambitions by providing opportunities to develop with regular well-funded CPD. The excellent care and service that we provide to our clients and their pets is very important to us. A big part of being able to provide this is through ensuring that our team are fully equipped with all the tools that they need and working in the best possible environment. As a practice, we actively support a number of different charities both locally and nationally each year including StreetVet, Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue, and Macmillan Cancer Support. Due to the current Practice Manager moving into the Area Support Manager role, she will be available as a great source of support alongside the rest of the practice senior leadership team.

Applicant Requirements

This role will suit someone who has previous leadership and management experience within a large team and who is proactive and keen to grow our practice for the benefit of our clients, patients, and team.

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.

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