Registered Veterinary Nurse Osterley 2024

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our supportive and close-knit team here at Alcombe Vets Osterley in historic and affluent area of West London.

You will be the sole RVN on site however you will have plenty of support to allow you to thrive in this role working on a rotation between Ops, Consultations, and Inpatient Care. We encourage progression, development and welcome new ideas and ways of working.

Work life balance that tips the scale

4 day week, No OOH.

We would welcome both full and part time applicants. Typically, our Head RVNs work full time, carrying out a 40-hour week over 4 or 5 days with 1in4 Saturday mornings (8am - 12.30pm). However, we know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance, therefore there are no weekends or OOH associated with this role. We can also discuss and offer condensed hours / days that work for you.

Join a small but mighty team

Alcombe Vets, Osterley is a small, but close knit-team made up of 1 Vet, 1 Ana and 1 Receptionist. We are committed to individual career development and have access to a variety of in house CPD alongside generous CPD allowances.

Across the group, we have a dedicated team of 4 Vets (soon to be 6), 5 Nurses, 2 ANAs, 2 Practice Managers, 3 Receptionists & an Administrator. Testimonial from our current RVN at Osterley:

“I worked at Alcombe Veterinary Surgery, Osterley almost 3 years ago (I returned to my home country during the covid lockdowns). I finally returned to London in September 2022 and I re-joined Osterley on a fixed term contract. I love working for the company and my colleagues are fantastic and so supportive. Many of my previous colleagues are still here years later and it is so lovely to jump back into such a positive working environment and of course meeting some new team members too."

We pride ourselves on the atmosphere we've created at Osterley

Our practice is based on the corner of a beautiful parade of shops and restaurants, with a lovely cosy garden area for lunch breaks. We have a loyal client base and well-equipped surgery operating 4 days a week including routine procedures, dentals, and imaging, our nurses also have their own consult room.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

  • Work life balance
    • 6.6 weeks annual leave
    • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
    • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Wellbeing
    • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
    • Private Medical Insurance
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
    • Non-accidental injury support
  • Development
    • £550 CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
    • Certificate support
    • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
    • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
    • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
    • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
    • Quality Improvement Programme
  • Professional Memberships
    • VDS cover
    • RCVS fees
  • Additional
    • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
    • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
    • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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