29 July 2022

Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Grimsby (Charity)


up to £66,550


Lincolnshire, East Midlands

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We feel extremely privileged to be working with this charity who support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through rehoming, veterinary and education programmes. This animal hospital in Grimsby is in a fantastic location, 15 minutes from the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds and beaches with low cost standard of living including housing. The area has excellent schools and good transport links, with Humberside airport being only 20 minutes away.

What is the role?

Are you looking for the opportunity to work in a modern hospital with active encouragement to pursue your interests, supported by managers who are visible and approachable, fantastic RVNs and a big team that enjoys working together? Are you looking for a better work/life balance with support from an excellent, well-structured organisation?

As the Senior Lead Veterinary Surgeon, you will work closely with the Hospital Lead to ensure that clinically, the hospital is operating efficiently and in a sustainable way and that standards and processes are consistent with the other centres across the country . It will be your responsibility to ensure that veterinary services, including an out of hours provision are delivered at the hospital which you will do by working closely with the Hospital Lead and Head of Hospital Operations.

In this role you will undertake routine clinical and surgical work as well as lead a team of veterinary surgeons which will see you provide advice, guidance and mentor any graduate positions. Continuous learning and development is important to them and you will role model this by driving a culture of ongoing training which ensures RCVS criteria is in place and all clinical team members have development plans.

As a senior member of the clinical team you will also promote the work of the charity amongst the veterinary profession and general public, which could networking, local press interviews and taking direction from the internal media team.

This is a busy environment where every day is different and you will be working with a great team who are all focused on helping pets in need in a hospital which is highly regarded and cherished. So if you are interested in helping pets and providing a fantastic service to people who need their help then please do apply. 

If you excel in an environment where you can see the difference you make every day then this is the role for you. Interested? 

What is required?
• Veterinary Degree and Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Significant experience in small or mixed animal practice
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
• Experience in line management and leading teams through progressive change and continuous improvement

It would also be great if you had:
• Previous experience in managing Veterinary surgeons and nurses

Salary: £43,450 to £66,550 plus £2,500 Location Allowance per annum.

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