Head Veterinary Nurse

Norwood Road Veterinary Practice
Herne Hill
Permanent, Full time
£31,000 - £33,000

Posted on 11/05/2021

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head Nurse looking for a new challenge and we can provide you with a supportive environment in our experienced team. As the Head Nurse you will be in charge of the rota and ensuring the practice needs are met alongside those of our team. You will also be in charge of developing the nurse team in their skills and education which we will back with CPD and any other training routes you think will help the practice. The position is full time, working Monday- Friday (shifts 8.40-4pm/ 12-7.30pm) and 1 in 2 Saturday mornings (8.45-12.45pm). No OOH or on call. Salary range £31,000 - £33,000 depending on experience.

About Us

The practice is based in Herne Hill, beside Brockwell Park. We are close to transport links. We have one operating theatre and a dental suite including dental x ray and separate cat/ dog wards. We have 3 full time vets, practice manager and 1 RVN, 1 receptionist, 3 VCA’s and a student Veterinary nurse. We actively encourage further development and 2 of our vets are currently studying for certificates in medicine and surgery.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a current head nurse or a senior nurse wanting to progress into a head nurse role. You will be a team player, have the ability to multitask and have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. A key attribute is responsibility and leadership.

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
• VDS cover
• Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Enhanced paternity pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Pension
• CPD/training support
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Employee opinion survey
• Free uniform in a number of roles
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• 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.



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Norwood Road Veterinary Practice

10 Norwood Road, Herne Hill, SE24 9BH, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal