Veterinary Nursing Manager Job at Lamond Veterinary Clinic – in Livingston
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for one or two candidates to join us and lead our exceptional nursing team.
We are looking for 2 full time Registered Veterinary Nurses to take on the new roles of Veterinary Nursing Manager and Lead Clinical Veterinary Nurse. We have expanded our current vacancy into two separate roles so that at least 50% of your time can be spent leading from the front on clinical duties. However, we would consider a single combined role for the right candidate.
Duties will include: organising rotas, HR, stock management, health and safety, promoting clinical excellence, overseeing staff training and equipment maintenance.
For both roles excellent communication and organisation skills are essential, alongside a passion for veterinary nursing.
About the Practice
We are a busy RCVS accredited small animal practice with a motivated team made up of 10 vets, 13 RVNs, 3 VCAs and 8 support staff.
We aim to ensure the skills and expertise of our Registered Veterinary Nurses are fully utilised and valued in all aspects of practice and are happy to support all interests. Vet/ nurse certificates currently held in the practice include Soft Tissue & Orthopaedic Surgery and ECC.
Our exceptional reputation over the past 66 years speaks for itself as our clients voted us “Best Scottish Vet” in 2018, 2019 and 2020. We work in bright, spacious purpose-built premises with plans for a refurbishment/ expansion underway. Our practice is particularly well equipped and our caseload is large and varied with many longstanding, loyal clients. We work closely with the Scottish SPCA and other local charities and are an RVN training practice.
We are looking for a confident all-rounder who has a positive, resilient attitude. The ideal candidate would be level-headed with excellent communication skills. Candidates need to be confident in all first opinion nursing duties and previous management experience would be advantageous. Candidates must be Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) and a full UK driving license is useful but not essential.
Benefits (subject to pro rata)
4 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
3 days paid CPD leave
£550 CPD allowance per annum
RCVS Membership paid
Service based holiday entitlement increases
Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
Enhanced paternity pay
Discounted veterinary fees
My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships
Cycle to Work scheme
Paid bereavement leave
Company sick pay
Employee opinion survey
Free uniform in a number of roles
Annual pay reviews
Academy & Leadership courses
Focus on employee wellbeing
Career progression opportunities
Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.
Any questions before applying?
Speak to Laura Collings from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.
Recruitment Manager – North
Company: Lamond Veterinary Clinic –
Company Location: Livingston