Registered Veterinary Nurse Required At Highcroft Vets
2 months ago
Up to £33,000 DOE
Highcroft Veterinary Group, Hailsham Surgery
Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom
About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity to join the brilliant nursing team at Highcroft Vets, Hailsham, East Sussex.
The role is varied, with theatre work, kennels, laboratory duties, and nurse clinics equally shared amongst the team. There will be some client care and administrative duties.
Fix or flex – work life balance that works for you
Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours truly tips the scale on your work life balance. We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance.
However, in a full-time role, our nurses work a 4-day week with a fixed day off. Weekday shifts range between 8:00am - 18:00pm, 8:30pm - 18.30pm or 9:00am - 19:15pm. Plus a weekend rota of 1:4 Saturdays, working one Saturday 8:30am-15:30pm then one 8:30am-12:30pm, with no OOH or Bank Holiday work.
- Salary for the role is up to £33,000 per annum dependent on experience level
- Welcome bonus of up to £1,000 for the successful RVN
Highcroft is a small animal practice based in a growing market town, close to an area of outstanding natural beauty, approximately 7 miles from the coast and with excellent train links to Brighton and London nearby.
PSS accredited (General Practice) and a Veterinary Nurse Training Centre, we are dedicated to high quality care. Highcroft Vets is well equipped with excellent digital X-ray facilities, high quality ultrasound, dental X-ray, iM3 dental station and up to date anaesthetic monitoring, along with regularly updated, team- driven policies and protocols ensure standards are met whilst also maintaining job satisfaction.
Our in-house laboratory includes a full range of Idexx analysers, Class IV K-laser is used both post operatively and during VN clinics.
Separate cattery, kennel and isolation areas plus an outdoor exercise area offer excellent inpatient facilities.
About the Team and Culture
Our team of 5.5 Vets, 6 Nurses and support staff in Client care and management includes a PGCert holder in Medicine and an NHS Leadership Academy Award holder - all CPD supported by Highcroft. This confirms our commitment to and support for professional development and personal growth in both clinical and non-clinical areas for all team members. As such we have been awarded the ‘Investor in People’ status for over 17 years. We have a positive, can-do working ethos in practice, but most important we have a supportive and encouraging culture.
We are seeking a qualified RVN with experience in a small animal clinic. We are looking for a cheerful and motivated RVN, with drive and enthusiasm to fit into our friendly working environment. You will be a team player, a proactive individual with an adaptable friendly personality, skilful with patients, and great with clients. A driving license is essential for this role due to potential travel between branches. Insurance experience would be beneficial but not essential.
Because our employee’s matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –
Work life balance
• 6.6 weeks annual leave
• Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
• Your birthday as a paid day off
• Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Private Medical Insurance
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
• Non-accidental injury support
• £1,250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
• Certificate support
• Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
• Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
• All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
• Infection Prevention and Control Programme
• Quality Improvement Programme
• VDS cover
• RCVS fees
• Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
• Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
• Discounted staff pet care
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 and quote reference BH7930.
Address: 25 London Road, Hailsham, East Sussex, United Kingdom