Clinical Nursing Manager - Hospital Practice Based with plenty of Development Opportunities!

Location Leeds
Discipline: Veterinary Nurses
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £35k + Benefits
Contact name: Sophie Gould

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Job ref: SGCNML
Published: 29 days ago


We are pleased to be working with an RCVS Accredited Hospital, with an extremely experienced team of 67 colleagues, that include ECC, Medicine, Surgical & Dental Certificate holders in both veterinary and nursing teams! They are a reputable veterinary provider of choice for the community, a place you are proud to work, where they support each other to progress as individuals and as a practice.

They boast running both a 24/7 OOH/Referral Hospital and a thriving first-opinion business within the same site. This enables them to provide highly supportive, educational opportunities for both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses at all stages in their career (i.e from graduation to internships/referral experience). Plus provide their clients with fully comprehensive facilities, expertise and help with all stages of their pet’s veterinary needs.

The Role:

  • This role has become available as the current Clinical Nurse Manager is moving out the veterinary field to explore new opportunities. Therefore you will take over their existing responsibilities, and facilitate the hospital’s third phase of development (includes a 2022 structural extension, launch of SVN school, and the business expansion of both clinical/consulting services to our clients).

  • Ideally this will be a Full Time position, Requiring 1 in 4 weekends. There is flexibility in working shifts (potentially spanning 8:30am to 8:30pm weekdays), and flexibility to work occasional nights.


  • Main purpose of job – organisation of our current day and night nursing teams, currently at 15 RVN’s, 5 SVN’s (soon to grow to 9), 8 VCA’s. Emphasis on smooth running, optimising workflow, to ensure the best standard of patient care.

  • Line manager for the nursing team who will drive colleagues to consistently perform at their highest ability.

  • Holding monthly meetings and individual appraisals as appropriate. Encourage ongoing development and areas of suggested improvement with both individuals and the practice.

  • Manage and comply with Health & Safety Regulations and local policy at the Hospital. Work with the Hospital Manager to improve protocols where necessary and deliver training for implementation of best practice.

  • Customer Service. Being able to understand and anticipate the customer’s needs, to support provision of high-quality professional service to clients.

  • Support the Client Service Manager, and Finance Manager with client complaints.

  • Clinical role model within the practice, working alongside students to assist teaching of clinical skills, supervise and evaluate progress throughout their course and support our current in-house clinical coaches.

  • Support the Hospital Manager with long-term development of the Hospital, creating a positive working environment with massive focus of team member morale and support network

The Ideal Applicant:

a) Veterinary Surgeons or RVN’s with a passion for veterinary hospital & people management (no practical clinical work required in this role); 

b) strong, experienced People Managers (preferably with knowledge/experience in the veterinary industry).

  • No matter whether you are a People Manager, Nurse or Vet - you will have to possess all the necessary skills such as communication, professional confidence, Leadership, commitment & motivation.


  • Salary up to £35k + Benefits

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Generous Holiday Entitlement

  • Life Insurance, Income Support Cover

  • Generous CPD allowance and support provided

  • Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS, etc.)

  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards including 20% off

If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.comIf 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.

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