Positions Vacant

Positions Vacant2019-01-10T16:04:06+00:00

Positions Vacant

We offer this free service to anyone looking to recruit managers within the veterinary industry. Advertisements will be displayed free of charge on this page for 8 weeks. Send your boxed ad in electronic word format in a text box to the Office by e-mail: office@vetmg.com 

Do you have a digital magic wand? Are you a wizard with electronic communications and social media? VMG is looking for a colleague to join the Office, with competencies to compliment the skills of the current administrator. We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic individual with the ability to:

  • Develop the VMG social platforms and post regular content to all of them.
  • Develop the VMG website and ensure that content is up-to-date and feels fresh and interesting.
  • Co-ordinate, proof-read and disseminate the VMG monthly e-zine; gathering articles from stakeholders and liaising with the designers on layout and tone.
  • Co-ordinate and organise regular meetings across our 16 regions from Scotland to Kent! (no attendance requirement).
  • Liaise with fellow Office worker to ensure that members receive excellent customer service across the range of VMG member benefits.
  • Cover office telephone and email communications when fellow Office worker is on leave.
  • Attend 3-day annual Congress which includes the VMG AGM.

It is envisaged that the role will take about 10 hours per week. The position is self-employed and almost entirely homeworking (excepting the annual Congress commitment).

It is essential that candidates have experience in a digital marketing and/or event management role. They will need to be flexible, self-motivated and disciplined. Responsive communications via telephone, email and digital app (‘Hangouts’ or similar) are very important, and all candidates will need to have their own transport.

Desirable features in a candidate will be veterinary industry experience and being resident in the East Midlands.

For further application information please email: office@vetmg.com

Closing Date:  31st January 2019

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE VMG BOARD OF DIRECTORS? Following its successful re-branding from VPMA, the VMG is looking to recruit new Board Members.  The organisation is entering an exciting new chapter of its evolution and is looking for people to offer experience, guidance and governance as the group widens its appeal, reach and membership.

To be considered for the position you must:

*Be a full member of the VMG *

* Be actively engaged in a veterinary industry management role *

* Have an ability to perform at a strategic level *

* Have a history of achievement that reflects high standards for themselves and for others *

The Board is relatively small and highly focused, and each of its members is thereby able to influence the strategy and direction of the Company.  The skills, knowledge and personal characteristics of the ideal Board Member cover a range of competencies in the areas of leadership, strategy, communications, decision making, representation, sector awareness, team working and self-management.

In particular we are currently looking for people with any of the following skills: Digital Media* Social Media* Marketing

Serving on the Board involves members attending quarterly Board meetings each year, a strategy planning away day and 3 days of Congress each January.  Members also have an important representational and communications role to play by meeting Association members at national and regional meetings. More experienced Board Members may be invited to take on an additional role as chair of a committee or as a member of a working party so there are options for progression.

If you are interested in being involved at a greater level with the VMG, you are asked to write a statement summarising in not more than 300 words why you wish to be considered, your relevant experience and the contribution you can offer the VMG. Being a Board member offers no remuneration other than personal expenses.

Please then send your application to:

Email: office@vetmg.com

 Closing Date: 31st January 2019

Telephone Interviews: February 2019

Interviews: March 2019 (in London)

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We are looking to recruit a dynamic, people person to take the position of practice manager at Sundean Veterinary Group.

Here at Sundean, we are a high-quality “community” veterinary group with practices based in and around Lydney, Gloucestershire.  In order to provide a quality service, we need quality staff and we place great emphasis on training and education of the team and above all else, Sundean Veterinary Group are dedicated to serving the local community in a friendly, personal and flexible way.

As Practice Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the 4 clinics within the group and overseeing the functioning of the practices.  Experience is desired as well as an understanding of the running of a veterinary practice.  Your primary duties will focus around client experience, payroll, recruitment as well as financial management, health and safety and overall business growth.

This is a full time role working 40 hours, 5 days a week with a very generous salary and benefits package on offer. If you would like the full job description or would like any more information please do not hesitate to get in touch. We offer exclusive company discounts, reward schemes and career development.

Closing date for applications is Friday 25th January. Preliminary screening calls will take place w/c 21st January.

To apply please contact Claire at cchallinor@indpendentvetcare.co.uk or call 07741652975 for more information.

Advert placed 10-01-19

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PRACTICE MANAGER, Redhill, Surrey

Would you like to be part of a dynamic, enthusiastic and caring veterinary team? Companion Care Redhill have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Manager to join their busy practice. The successful candidate will assist the JVP with the day to day organisation and management of the practice, ensure exceptional customer service is delivered at all times, engage and support colleagues and help to devise new and innovative ways to drive the practice forward.

Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Leadership: effectively manage the team, resource planning to meet the needs of the business and ensure all colleagues receive relevant training and performance reviews
  • Commercial Acumen: identify trends and business opportunities to drive performance, understand and identify gaps in the local market place and deliver against budget
  • Client service: ensure that the practice delivers outstanding client and patient care and respond to client complaints in a timely manner
  • Compliance: ensure the practice is compliant with the appropriate operating protocols and industry standards and maximise use of RX Works to its full potential

 You will have experience of managing a team, excellent communication skills and be commercially minded. You will enjoy building relationships with not only clients and patients but with the wider team and you will have a passion for developing and coaching colleagues. You will have strong organisation skills and relish taking accountability and ownership within your role. Time management skills are a must as the role will involve prioritisation of day to day responsibilities as well as managing ad hoc tasks and emergency situations as they arise.

The practice is based within a busy Pets at Home store in an up and coming area of Surrey and offers free onsite parking for all colleagues. The nearest station to the practice is Redhill, from where it is only 40 minutes to central London or an hour to the south coast. Redhill is surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet it is only 7 miles from Gatwick airport.

You will be joining a friendly and driven team consisting of 5 Veterinary Surgeons, 3 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Student Veterinary Nurses, 2 Veterinary Care Assistants and a Client Care team of 5.

This rewarding position is full time (approx. 40 hours) with no weekends.

In return, the practice offers:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Exclusive colleague discounts and rewards including Pets at Home discount card
  • Supportive and friendly work environment
  • Pastoral care, emotional wellbeing and support
  • Network and support of other Practice Managers within the group

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

To apply, please visit www.careers.myvetpractice.co.uk

Advert placed 10-01-19

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Job Title:                     Blue Cross Pet Health Advisor Manager

Location:                    Victoria animal hospital

Contract Type:           Permanent, full time (42 hours)

Grade:                         4.1

 What is the role? Blue Cross Victoria hospital is a busy 24/7 veterinary hospital providing care for pets of owners who can’t afford private veterinary fees.  The PHA Manager leads a team of PHAs and volunteers who play a key role in the effective delivery of our services and in ensuring the best outcome for our patients and their owners by providing the highest level of customer service.  The PHA team is the link between our clients and the clinical team.  This is an integral role in the senior hospital management team, as PHA manager, you will inspire and motivate the team to provide the best possible service to our clients

The team performs a very mixed role requiring flexibility and the ability to carry out any task required from providing a friendly, calm and professional welcoming service to assisting with clinical tasks within the hospital and carrying out daily animal care duties.  The team has to be able to adapt to individual clients needs in what is a busy and demanding environment demonstrating empathy and understanding.

The PHA Manager will help promote the services of the hospital ensuring Blue Cross is actively engaged in the local community, maximising fundraising and income generation and increasing the number of pets Blue Cross helps. This role also involves encouraging a team ethic, promoting efficient processes, assisting with volunteer management, financial processes, outreach services and aspects of hospital administration.

You will have a genuine desire to improve the lives of pets and their owners and be proactive in the promotion and delivery of Blue Cross aims.

For more information and how to apply please follow this link: http://bit.ly/2F3xb2Q

Advert placed 03-01-19

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Job Title:                     Hospital Manager

Location:                    Victoria animal hospital

Contract Type:           Permanent, full time (35 hours)

Grade:                         2.0

 What is the role? Blue Cross Victoria hospital is a busy 24/7 veterinary hospital providing care for pets of owners who can’t afford private veterinary fees. A Hospital Manager is required to support the Chief Veterinary Surgeon in the delivery of our veterinary services by ensuring a high standard of customer service, providing strong leadership and managing the support team and promoting and developing volunteers. The Hospital Manager will be responsible for specific areas within the hospital, budgets and the facilities. They will have a genuine desire to improve the lives of pets and their owners and be proactive in the promotion and delivery of Blue Cross aims.

The Hospital Manager will promote the services of the hospital ensuring Blue Cross is actively engaged in the local community, maximising fundraising and income generation and increasing the number of pets Blue Cross helps. This role also involves encouraging a team ethic, promoting efficient processes, having responsibility for specific aspects of the hospital including volunteer management, reception, client services, facilities and building maintenance, financial processes, outreach services and all aspects of hospital administration.

The standard hours are 35 hours per week over 5 days on a locally agreed rota to include weekends and bank holidays.

For more information and how to apply please follow this link: http://bit.ly/2F4HzHw

Advert placed 03-01-19

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We are looking for a practice manager for our friendly veterinary group. Beech House Vets is a long established practice on the south coast. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone who enjoys a varied role managing a busy veterinary surgery.

The role includes financial administration, customer care and support with insurance claims. The successful candidate will have strong financial administration and customer service skills, excellent IT skills and will have passion and enthusiasm to help develop and move the practice forward. A Veterinary background is preferred.

The role is part time, 25 hours per week. We offer a competitive salary, exclusive company discounts, reward schemes and career development. To apply please send your CV to dloding@independentvetcare.co.uk or call 07702333522.

Advert placed 21.12.18

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An exciting full-time opportunity has arisen with North Park Veterinary Groupin West Devon for an individual with strong leadership skills to take on the role of Practice Manager.  Working collaboratively with our team and combining effective management of the day to day running of a busy veterinary practice together with HR function, business development and enhancement of current client services. The ideal candidate would ideally, but not exclusively, have experience within the veterinary sector. Strong communication skills and focus on delivering exceptional customer service are of equal importance. 

 

The role of a Practice Manager calls for an enthusiastic, professional and respectful person who can take a high degree of responsibility and maintain confidentiality.  They will be performing an essential function in the day-to-day running of the business, and in liaising between the directors, staff, clients and statutory bodies. Applicants must have a good knowledge of IT, HR, HSE and business management experience. 

 

For more details and applications please contact Roger Cunningham at roger@northparkvets.co.uk or 07887887699

Advert placed 13.12.18

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Practice Manager, Kinfauns Veterinary Centre – Little Clacton, Essex

Our practice was established over 50 years ago with the main surgery at Little Clacton and our full-time branch surgery at Dovercourt; where we can provide many of the services which are offered at our main surgery. Our aim is to provide the best care for our client’s pets in a pleasant and friendly environment and we are committed to keeping up to date with the latest developments in modern veterinary practice.

All our staff are animal lovers who offer your pets the best possible care, attention and treatment available.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Manager with strong leadership skills to drive our practice. This role is a combination of effective management of the day to day running of a busy practice together with HR function, business development and enhancement of current client services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Management
  • Personnel Management & HR
  • General Practice Management
  • Internal and external communication

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Confidence with all aspects of personnel management including; appraisals, staff motivation and leadership
  • Some knowledge of HR policy
  • Previous experience of running a veterinary practice would be desirable
  • Strong communication and focus on delivering exceptional customer service
  • Have proven success in business development and change management skills
  • Recognise the importance of financial drivers

This is an exciting position for a confident and driven individual with a passion and ability to grow and develop the business.  The individual must be approachable and supportive to the team they lead.

Please apply in writing with your CV to scott.cheyney@vetpartners.co.uk 

Advert placed 15.11.18

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ADMIN & SALES VACANCY – Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS)

An opportunity has arisen for a role with the Veterinary Poisons Information Service, based in Borough, London SE1.  The job is varied and includes sales, business development and customer service.  The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and telephone manner as well as being computer literate.  Hours are ideally  9am-5pm Monday to Friday with a possibility to work some hours from home.  For more information please email Nicola Robinson at  recruitment@esmsglobal.com or to view the full job description go to www.vpisglobal.com/recruitment

Advert placed 15.11.18