• Location: Chichester- Sussex

  • Reference: JL 25746

  • Sector: Vet Nurse Job

  • Job type: Permanent Jobs

  • Expires: 2024-10-31

We have a vacancy for an RVN with this growing small animal practice consisting of a hospital and several well equipped branches. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to use all their nursing skills and experience in a positive surgical and medical environment, looking after a variety of patients and dealing with emergencies.

Their RVNs typically work a 4-day week, totalling 40 hours. They usually work a mixture of shifts (7.30am-6pm, 8.30am-7pm and 9.30am-8pm). Everyone contributes to the daytime weekend rota, bank holiday and on call rota.

  • Salary £26,000 to £33,000 pa depending on experience
  • Full time 40hrs per week
  • 7 weeks’ holiday, including bank holidays
  •  Enhanced family-friendly policies
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Occupational health including mental health support
  • This role is based at our busy Chichester hospital, you may be required to cover some shifts at our other hospital/branches if necessary.

They strongly believe in nurturing the talent within the team, and their Head of Nursing Education, is currently developing career progression pathways to help identify and support our teams’ career goals. They are passionate about the clinical side of nursing and our nurses are all clinical coaches and assist in supporting the many student nurses who complete their training with us. They are happy to support certificates and also provide further non-clinical training, such as our bespoke VDS leadership course which members from of our vet, nurse and receptionist teams have recently completed.

The nurses generally work a 4-day week with an hour lunch break, and have a dedicated twilight and night teams, so there is no out-of-hours requirement except that our day team act as “last resort” backup for the night on an on-call rota. They have robust systems in place that mean this really is a last resort and rarely used. Everyone contributes to the weekend rota, where you will provide in-patient care at one of our hospitals and help with emergencies supported by a 2nd RVN, an SVN an ANA and a receptionist as well as the two vets. You’ll have 2 days off in lieu for the weekend worked.

Entry requirements:

  • Hold a valid driving licence is essential due to the potential need to work at other locations
  • Registered Veterinary Nurse (RCVS)

For more information contact Jonathan Lewis below or email me jlewis@glvets.com / call me 01291 645871


If you are looking for a new challenge and want to explore new opportunities today – then get in touch.

Gardner Llewelyn are a three-time award winning agency in 2015/16/17 and supply Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses to the Veterinary profession on a permanent basis throughout the whole UK. We have been a carbon zero company since 2013 and pride ourselves on being an ethical and responsible.

Our website is www.glvets.com. Main office number is 01291 645 871

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