Clinical Nursing Manager - Leeds - BF12112

Job Role

Practice Manager

Job Type




My client are a Small Animal Hospital and they are looking for a Clinical Nursing Manager to join their forward thinking, fast-paced hospital on a full-time basis.

They are extremely proud to be 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.

To do this effectively they have invested heavily in team support, education and management, resulting in a current management team of nine. The current vacancy is to replace their current Clinical Nurse Manager who is moving on to further their career development in the industry, 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 their clients).

Job Description:

  • Main purpose of job – organisation of their 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 (nursing or vet) 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.

This role is 40 hours per week, heavily administrative and people management in focus (with both veterinary clinical and technical experience a must). Requires 1 in 4 weekends, flexibility in working shifts (potentially spanning 8:30am to 8:30pm weekdays), and flexibility to work occasional nights, (i.e. when night team training, SOP optimisation and colleague 1-2-1’s may be required).

Candidate Specification:

  • Effective communication – Letters, verbal, reports, meetings, briefings, and  complaints

  • Personal development- Clear planning, commitment, and motivation to achieve  personal development for yourself and others.

  • Professional Confidence- belief in own ability, providing an opinion or advice when necessary

  • Organisation and Decision Making- Take an unbiased, systematic approach to arriving at an appropriate plan of action

  • Leadership  and change management- providing inspiration, vision and direction. Encourage and support others to develop confidence, able to mobilise others to identify and implement desired changes.

  • Strong charismatic People Manager, with a proven track record to motivate and  inspire teams and individuals

What they can offer to you:

  • A competitive salary of up to £35,000 per annum (DOE)

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Life Insurance, Income Support Cover

  • Generous CPD allowance and support provided

  • Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS, etc.)

  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards

If you would be interested in this role , or another one similar, email me with your CV to or call me directly on 01392 249647

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