Clinical Director - Ideal for a Confident Vet looking for Leadership!

Location Leicester
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £60-£80k + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

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Job ref: SGBCD1
Published: 21 days ago

Rare & Exciting Opportunity for a Dynamic Clinical Director to lead a Well-Established Practice towards further Success, with the support & under the wing of a Larger Veterinary Group in the UK!

Due to relocation, The group is looking for a confident vet to join our leadership team to run the small animal sector of this large mixed business!

The practice has been providing veterinary care to pets and farm animals in the local area since the 1970s and have an excellent reputation for their friendly and reliable service. The group has recently expanded so that the farm animal provision is now based at Welford, and has recently expanded its SA provision taking ownership of a branch in Leicester.

The Role

  • As clinical director, you will have overarching responsibility for the small animal business; you will work alongside the two farm clinical directors to lead the whole group, and be fundamental in setting strategy and maintaining excellent clinical standards across the sites.

  • Day-to-day responsibilities include line managing a team of vets across three sites; ensuring the financial viability of the business through managing services, purchasing, and creating new business opportunities; and working with your Business Development Director to engage with the wider business.

  • This role will allow the successful candidate to work autonomously to ensure the continued success of this wonderful practice whilst offering support, mentorship, and training to develop clinical and leadership skills.

  • You will be supported by the large animal clinical directors, the Practice Manager, your Business Development Director, and a support office team who are experts within their fields.

The Person

  • Whilst some leadership experience would be beneficial, it is not essential as we are keen to find the right person for the role and full training and support will be given.

  • The successful candidate must be a confident vet who can make clinical decisions, support junior members of the team, and appraise clinical provision.

  • We are looking for a compassionate leader who sees their success as that of their team; the ability to communicate well with people and clients is essential, as is the ability to prioritise and delegate where required.

Working Pattern

  • We understand that life does not always fit into Monday-Friday, therefore we are happy to consider any working pattern or hours. We will also consider a job-share, if it’s appropriate.

  • You will be expected to participate in a Saturday rota but there are no OOH!


  • Salary: £60k – £80k DOE

  • CPD: £1750 5 days + Leadership training, which will not affect clinical CPD

  • Annual Leave: 7.33 Weeks Pro-Rata (including Bank Holidays)

  • Health Shield Membership,

  • Discounted Private Medical Insurance,

  • Employee Assistance Programme,

  • Work Place Pension,

  • Life Insurance,

  • Charitable Working Days,

  • Cycle to Work Scheme,

  • Buy and Sell Holidays, and access to a wide range of CPD and training and development opportunities.

If you are a Confident Small Animal Vet looking to take a step into Leadership - Get in Touch with Sophie Today!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068. If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them. If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you.

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.