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Permanent Registered Head Veterinary Nurse Watford Maternity Contract

2 weeks ago

£21,000 - £25,000 Pro Rata

Vet Seekers

David Maclellan

Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

We are recruiting for a permanent registered head veterinary nurse to join a practice in Watford to cover a maternity leave. This role offers either full or part time hours 25 – 37 hours per week.

This position is a fixed contract covering a maternity leave for a year however there is the potential for the position to become permanent in the future due to practice growth. The role has flexible hours with a 1:2 weekend rota. The team comprises of 1 Vet, 1 SVN and 1 VCA with the current RVN to go on maternity leave.

The require an experienced nurse, potentially some who is looking to take their next career step and move into a head nurse role. The role involves all aspects of general nursing as well as training and mentoring members of staff. The RVN will need to be confident and excel at customer service and establishing working relationships.

This is an established, purpose-built practice with state of the art facilities.

Key Details:

Type: Small Animal
Hours: Monday – Friday 25 – 37 Hours per week 9am – 7pm
Weekends: 1:2 Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 10.30am – 4.30 pm
OOH: None
Sole Charge: None
Computer System: RX Works
Consultations: 10 Minutes
Team: 1 Vet, 1 RVN, 1 SVN 1 VCA and support team

About Them:

Bright and spacious practice with air conditioning and all modern facilities
Supportive and friendly practice
CPD is actively encouraged and supported with funding for certificates
Offers excellent career development opportunities
Excellent reputation within the community
Is passionate about delivering a high standard of clinical care
Onsite parking available and within walking distance of transport links

About You:

You will work to deliver a high standard of clinical care and have a can-do attitude!
You will have good general nursing experience
You will have a motivated and passionate attitude
You will be confident in making decisions
You will be self-motivated to work well individually when required but also as part of a team
You will have strong organisational / administrative skills
You will have a genuine passion for animal welfare
You will have excellent communications skills


Emergency cover
Operating Theatre
Digital X-Ray
Isolation UnitIsolation Unit
Blood Pressure Monitor
In-house Laboratory
Hospital Ward


Salary: £19,000 - £25,000 Pro Rata
Holiday allowance: 4 weeks and Birthdays off
CPD: Generous allowance
Funded Certificates
Rewards: Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
Memberships: Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS)
Pension Scheme
Uniform: Branded uniform provided
Discounts: Discounted veterinary care for your pets
Other: Excellent career opportunities and development due to the varied case load
More benefits available

Must haves:

• RCVS registered and qualified

• Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

• Excellent communication skills

• 1 years’ post-grad UK experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV.

Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

T: 0333 014 7374



Office hours are 8.30am – 6.00pm or email us outside of these hours and we will respond ASAP.

Vet Seekers act as an employment business and an employment agency for the supply of Locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry throughout the UK and overseas.

Tel: 0333 0147374
Address: Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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