Clinical Director required for small, single site team near Bolton, Lancashire


Steph Ward
Our client near Bolton have a fantastic opportunity for a Clinical Director to join their wonderful team.

This is a full-time or part time position, working a 20–40-hour per week with 1 in 3 Saturdays (09:00 - 12:00) and no out of hours. This role involves working alongside the Practice Manager overseeing the general running of the practice along with a substantial amount of clinical work time operating and consulting. You will be responsible for practice leadership and for the efficient and profitable provision of clinical care. Mentoring and coaching of less experienced veterinary surgeons is also an important part of this role and for the right candidate this could be the perfect opportunity to mould the team to support your own vision of the practice.

The practice has the reputation of being a friendly and competent practice that has been in the area for over 70 years, accruing many longstanding clients and members of staff. The team have created a pleasant working environment for both employees and clients and are a well-equipped Small Animal practice with their own in-house lab containing the latest Idexx blood and Sedivue analysers. They have an operating theatre, a very good ultrasound machine with colour doppler and digital radiography.
Currently a 3 Vet team and hoping to expand to 4 Vets as soon as they have succesfully recruited. The veterinary team are supported by 5 fully qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses, a team of 6 Veterinary Receptionists and a superb Practice Manager.
The team don't have any specialists in practice but there are many locally which the team can refer cases to when appropriate. They also support several local charities including Destitute Animal Shelter, Pets in Need, Kitty Rescue, Westie Rescue and Barking Berry’s.

The team are looking for someone who will continue to make the practice a pleasant working environment as this is just as important to the team as clinical skills. Ideally, the team would like the candidate to have some management or Clinical Director experience, but the role may suit an experienced Veterinary Surgeon looking to step up and learn the skills needed for a Clinical Director.
You must be confident in clinical matters encountered in a small animal general practice and be able to lead and support the team, both clinically and non-clinically, and still have the enthusiasm and energy to help the practice and staff progress and flourish.

The salary for this role will be between 55,000 and 60,000 per annum dependant on experience, plus benefits (subject to pro rata)
6 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
5 days paid CPD leave
1500 CPD Allowance per annum
Company bonus scheme
Private Medical Insurance
RCVS membership paid
VDS membership paid
BVA Membership paid
Service based holiday entitlement increases
VDS cover

If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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