Locum Veterinary Nurse Maternity Cover Part Time October Onwards Leicester - Leicestershire

£19,000 -£23,000 DOE - Veterinary Nurse
Ref: 4684 Date Posted: Tuesday 08 Oct 2019
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We are looking for an enthusiastic registered veterinary nurse to join a busy small animal practice based in central Leicestershire to cover Maternity leave from October onwards. This will be a fixed term position initially, but could become a permanent role for the right person.

Key Details:

  • Start: October - Part time position
  • End: 9-12 months - TBC
  • Hours Monday to Friday: Flexible role of 20 - 26 hours per week over 3 days - 9.00am – 8.00pm Early/late starts/finishes
  • Weekends: 1 in 4 Saturdays (no sole charge) from 8am-4.30pm
  • Computer System: RX Works
  • OOH: No
  • Computer System: RX Works
  • Team: 7 vet, 5 RVN, 1 practice manager, 1 VCA and 5 receptionist strong team
  • Other: Equal mix of consults, in patient care and surgery

About them:

  • By joining this practice, you will be part of a team dedicated to providing a superb standard of client and animal care.
  • This is a hands-on role in a busy team so the ideal candidate will need to be adaptable, flexible, and willing to work at all levels.
  • They offer free parking and are local enough to access excellent transport links
  • 98% colleague engagement and job satisfaction score
  • Enjoy excellent relationships and communication between all clinical and non-clinical colleagues
  • A happy, stable, well established team
  • We have fun whilst they work and are honest and open with a zero blame culture
  • The partners are very approachable and listen to feedback and suggestions and more importantly make changes!
  • 4.8/5 client satisfaction scores
  • An excellent local reputation and were recently voted one of the top 3 practices in Leicestershire!
  • Anything but a vaccination and neutering clinic – They have a very busy and varied caseload
  • Rough split of 45% dogs, 40% cats and 15% small furries
  • Certificate holders in medicine, surgery, behaviour and acupuncture

About You:

  • The ideal candidate will join a professional team and should possess a proficient level of general nursing skills, and great customer service experience, along with being cheerful, down-to-earth and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in animal welfare.
  • Confident RVN with a passion for small animal practice
  • A genuine love of the profession and the desire to continuously improve
  • Honesty and integrity is key to everything that you do, you go the extra mile
  • Enjoy meeting clients, building relationships and working in a close knit team
  • Regardless of your experience level, you strive to grow and utilize your skills each and every day
  • Attention to detail and enjoys the day to day challenges of working in practice
  • Willing to “muck in” and help your colleagues when needed


They offer a bright, spacious, air-conditioned surgery that is built to industry leading standards and has state of the art equipment including digital X-ray, ultrasound and in-house laboratory facilities, 2/3 consulting rooms, a full operating theatre, isolation units and kennelling.


  • Competitive salary: £19-23,000 pro rata DOE
  • Pension: Contributory pension scheme available
  • Holiday: 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays rising to 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays after 2 years employment
  • CPD: Additional training is actively encouraged – CPD support / funding of certificates for the right candidates - £750 per year with paid time off to attend - Negotiable
  • Rewards: Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
  • Memberships: Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS)
  • Partnership: Possible future partnership opportunities available for the right person
  • Uniform: Branded uniform provided
  • Discounts: Discounted veterinary care for your pets
  • Other: Excellent career opportunities and development due to the varied case load
  • More benefits available

What happens next?


If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. 


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