Clinical Director Required At AlphaPet Veterinary Clinic, West Meads
Up to £74,000 DOE
AlphaPet Veterinary Clinics, West Meads
West Meads, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Director to join our team here at AlphaPet.
On the Veterinary side, you will run 15-minute consultation appointments, performing surgery and other non-surgical procedures.
As Clinical Director, you will work closely with the Practice Director and other Clinical Director to lead our team, mentor our younger vets, assist with the running of the practice and perform managerial tasks. Further details of which can be obtained on application.
You will be required to work 40 hours per week over 4 days with staggered starts and finishes between 8am to 7pm. Fair share of Saturdays on a rota basis and currently no OOH.
The salary for this role is up to £74,000 depending on experience.
Established for nearly 29 years, AlphaPet is a 3 centre practice based on the beautiful South Coast, which boasts a fabulous coastline and plenty of wide-open space on the South Downs for country walks. Bognor is an entertainment hub with Butlins and Hotham Park, as well as a local cinema, multiple pubs, and places to eat. Heaps of seaside shops and fun, including the pier and promenade train rides! There is a multiplex cinema in Chichester, with a bowling alley and various big name restaurants and on the outskirts, you can even try your hand at water sports!
We have local transport links to trains that service Gatwick and London and a short drive to Portsmouth will give you plenty of outlet shopping and links to the ferries to the Isle of Wight and France. If you fancy some history, there is also the historic town of Arundel with the Castle, lake, and quaint little shops.
The Practice itself has free parking at all 3 sites. In terms of equipment, we’ve got Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Digital X-ray, Cryo surgery, Radio surgery and a fully equipped lab.
We work closely with a local wildlife hospital, so if you like something a bit different from the usual cats and dogs, we see a lot of wildlife too. Some of our staff are members of British Divers Marine Life Rescue, so we’ve even had the odd seal!
About the Team and Culture
We have 7 permanent Vets, 6 RVNs and 3 SVNs, along with a great support team of VCS/ANAs, Reception and Admin team. We are a progressive practice that actively encourages and supports personal development. We have a number of team members gaining certificates in a number of areas.
We are enhancing our client-based support by gaining our Cat Friendly status (ISFM) along with personal cat friendly professionals on all staff, becoming a Rabbit Friendly Practice and gaining our Fear Free Professional status, all in the aid to reduce stress and anxiety within our patients. We are a certified Bee Friendly practice, with the aim to enhance our Eco-friendly approach and sustainability.
We are a close-knit team, and we never leave anyone in the lurch and we’re always up for a laugh! Many are friends outside of work and often organise days out, dog walks, trips to the cinema, or just out for a drink or bite to eat. We don’t shy away from sponsored events either. We have marathon runners, 3 peaks climbers and Castle abseilers, who have all done their bit for charity over the years.
MRCVS with good GP experience (surgical and medical - spays, neuters, dentals, usual stuff for internal medicine we see etc) preferably with previous experience as a Clinical Director.
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:
• 7.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
• Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
• Your birthday as a paid day off
• Private medical insurance
• Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
• Non-accidental injury support
• £1,250 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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
• All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
• Infection Prevention and Control Programme
• Quality Improvement Programme
• BVA membership
• VDS cover
• 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 BH7544.
Address: 11-17 The Precinct, West Meads, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom