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Senior Veterinary Surgeon for Leadership Role in Cheshire

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Steph Ward
Our client in Cheshire has a fantastic opportunity for a role in leadership to help grow and develop an A&E service and its large Hospital team.

We are looking for a passionate individual and enthusiastic team player with management experience to lead and manage this A&E department based in a state-of the art Veterinary Hospital. The ideal candidate will be a conscientious, dedicated, and caring Veterinary Surgeon (MRCVS), ideally with an Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) certificate.
You will work together with the senior management team (SMT) using a collaborative approach to help, develop and support the department.

The A&E and hospital services are provided to both internal clients and surrounding user practice clients.


This role is ideally full time (an equivalent of least 4 working days and nights combination per week) but flexible working options will be considered. Responsibilities would typically entail:
40 hours over the week.
A mix of clinical and non-clinical work – to provide on ground support to the team as well as management and strategic planning for the service.
Being available for advice and urgent decision-making requests.
Dealing with A&E/Hospital complaints and client feedback that has been escalated to management.
Visiting local A&E user practices to promote and develop the Hospitals services.
A mixture of day and night shifts (exact ratio of each to vary).
Salary circa 65,000/annum (pro-rata), dependent on experience and number of nights per month.


The successful candidate will have:
Significant experience in small animal Veterinary practice.
An ECC certificate or be close to completing an ECC certificate.
Proven leadership skills, preferably with experience of having managed a team.
Passion for supporting others and engaging in constructive communication.
Ability to mentor and coach others.
Desire to serve current client base and develop services further.
Confidence in decision making, able to consider the business as a whole.
Excellent judgement and analytical skills, preferably with experience in business operations and financial understanding (though training will be provided).

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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