Lead Education veterinary Nurse - Essex / London border

Location Essex
Discipline: Small Animal Veterinary Nurse
Contact name: Louise Evans

Contact email: louise@brightleaf.co.uk
Job ref: 7735
Published: 27 days ago
Are you ready to advance your career and step into a leadership role? Look no further We have a rare and exciting opportunity to join this excellent team as a Lead Education Nurse.
Role Overview
As a Lead Education Nurse, you play a crucial role in ensuring high clinical standards and effective patient management, directly contributing to the practice’s profitability and growth. You'll work closely with the Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM) to identify and address training needs within the nursing team, ensuring the team’s education is managed effectively. Your enthusiasm and leadership will help maintain a happy, efficient work environment while providing outstanding care to patients and clients.
Responsibilities
•    Collaborate with the CNM to support learning, development, and CPD for the nursing team.
•    Develop and use a skills matrix to highlight training gaps.
•    Oversee centrally delivered and funded CPD, managing requests for external courses.
•    Utilize support from the VN Central Professional Development Team for CPD provision and career progression advice.
•    Ensure new nurses complete their induction and support SVNs/PCAs with Training Agreements.
•    Manage Training Practice (TP) approval, maintenance, and audits.
•    Maintain knowledge of RCVS Day One Skills and Competencies and Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses.
•    Ensure utilization of college and university placements to meet business needs.
•    Support eligible students in accessing apprenticeship funding.
•    Manage and support SVNs and Clinical Supervisors/Mentors, ensuring they are appropriately trained and supported.
Qualifications
•    Registered Veterinary Nurse with ideally two years post-qualification experience.
•    Excellent communication skills.
•    Highly organized and capable of working autonomously in a small but growing practice.
Benefits
•    Salary: Up to £35,000 depending on skills and experience.
•    Hours: Full time, 40 hours/week (early and late shifts Monday to Friday + 1:6 weekend shift).
•    25 days holiday + bank holidays.
•    Additional paid day off for your birthday.
•    Enhanced equal family leave and sickness policy.
•    RCVS & VDS fees paid.
•    CPD allowance and allocated CPD days.
•    Access to extensive clinical and non-clinical learning and development programmes.
•    Progression and development opportunities.
•    Staff discount schemes.
•    Discounts with PetPlan.
•    Wellness program, including:
o    Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
o    Gym membership discount
o    Cycle2Work scheme
o    Eye care vouchers
o    Flu vaccine voucher
•    Recruitment reward scheme.

Looking for information or interested in applying for the role of a Small Animal Veterinary Nurse? Contact Louise@brightleaf.co.uk or call 01422 433900 for further details.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a specialised veterinary recruitment agency. Since 2010, we have been successfully placing exceptional Small Animal Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses in rewarding roles across the United Kingdom, Dubai, and Australia. Our team of expert recruiters, with over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry, is dedicated to finding the right match for your career aspirations. Contact us today to take the next step towards an outstanding career as a Small Animal Veterinary Nurse.