Veterinary Surgeon (fixed Term Contract)
circa £37,605 per annum
RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United KingdomJob title: Veterinary Surgeon (fixed term contract)
Location: Blackberry Farm Animal Centre, Aylesbury
Salary: circa £37,605 per annum
Closing date: 10:00 Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Are you looking to work on the frontline of an organisation that ends cruelty, promotes kindness to and alleviates suffering of animals?
We’re recruiting a Veterinary Surgeon to join us at our Blackberry Animal Centre on a fixed term basis for 12 months (maternity cover) to provide onsite veterinary care for our animals.
As part of the larger Animal Centre team, this role allows you to have a unique relationship with the animals on site, from intake, rehabilitation through to rehoming, enabling a full case continuity. This role also provides access to the wider RSPCA veterinary team, allowing potential for further opportunities and visits to other facilities.
Here at Blackberry Farm RSPCA most of the animals have been rescued from neglect and bad treatment by their previous owners. They may arrive terrified and it's up to us to try and work out why and bring them round to trusting people again. We do this on a daily basis with a dedicated team that we're extremely proud of. The work can be tough, both physically and emotionally but very rewarding.
We look after and re-home cats, dogs, rabbits and other small domestic animals - at any one time we could be caring for over 180 animals. It’s inspiring to think how much more of a difference we can make. If you’d like to be a part of one of the UK’s best known and respected animal welfare organisations, this is your opportunity.
The role will be full time working Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30.
What you’ll be doing as an RSPCA Veterinary Surgeon:
Performing consultations and treatment on animals within our care
Demonstrating competence across veterinary disciplines, including; soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, clinical pathology and shelter medicine
Training Centre staff in standard procedures and protocols
Undertake overall responsibility for animals within care in regards to animal welfare and veterinary treatment
Implementing RSPCA policies in regards to the re-homability of stray animals including decision making on individual cases
Responsible for the supply, usage and recording of all drugs held and used at the centre
Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Previous clinical experience
Charity sector experience (desirable)
A professional approach to veterinary care and clinic practice
Excellent time management skills
What’s in it for you:
You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales.
We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:
35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme.
How to apply:
An application form and job description can be downloaded from the RSPCA Jobs web page.
We do not accept CVs without a fully completed application form.
Please send your completed application form to the Resourcing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference VS4061 by the closing date of Tuesday 2nd March 2021.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we will be holding interviews mostly through Google Hangouts. For any part of the recruitment process requiring an onsite visit a full assessment will be carried out to ensure everyone’s safety.
All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing Team.
Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. We seek to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all.
Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.
Address: Quainton, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom