VA135 – Veterinary Nurse – Highbury

Exciting new opportunity for 2022. We are seeking an RVN, to join our team and support our two vets in this small, friendly, practice in Highbury, North London which is an ISFM accredited Cat Friendly Clinic.  This role is an ideal next career step for an RVN looking to take on their first senior role (fully supported by CPD), looking after a small team, and coaching an experienced SVN, or for an existing Senior RVN looking for a new role with a good work-life balance.

We are positioned in an attractive area near Islington adjacent to Canonbury overground station. You’ll be working alongside an experienced and compassionate team who have a passion for building strong bonds with their clients in a London ‘village’ environment. Next year is going to see further financial investment into our branch and you would be involved right from the start with our exciting plans.

The role is an average of 33 hours per week and a day off every Wednesday. weekend cover is 1:4 Saturday afternoons only, with no nights or on-call as this service is provided by our Wanstead Hospital. If you enjoy establishing strong relationships with colleagues, clients, and patients and have an enthusiasm for first opinion care and providing great advice to clients who see us as trusted advisers, this is the role for you. If you believe that life is better with pets, then our practice culture and the Highbury branch could be just right for you. Training and career progression is important to us, so we are looking for someone happy to be a clinical coach to support junior team members in their development whilst being able to develop your own skillset at the same time. Full training will be provided if you have no prior coaching experience.

Our salary range is £30,000 to £33,000 per annum pro rata depending on experience. In addition, we offer paid CPD- with 2 full or 3 -part days CPD allowance. We see CPD as an investment in the individual as well as for the practice, and in some roles, we can support study for nursing certificate qualifications.

We have a great benefits package including:

– Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
– 24hr Employee Assistance Programme
– Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
– Cycle to work scheme.
– Great colleague pet discount scheme.
– Paid BVNA membership, RCVS and VDS fees.
– Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.
– Five weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays 

Goddard Veterinary Group was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard and now consists of 44 branches, 3 hospitals, and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our people; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. 

​In 2022 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals and our own nurse training college.  We value all of our colleagues and our forward-looking approach means we have introduced a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views, as well as monthly Town Hall meetings, communicating real time updates, taking polls with live Q&A’s to ensure we’re making the right, collaborative decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are a forward-thinking practice and have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy branches. We have a schedule of refurbishments planned and are continually reviewing equipment needs at our practices. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non -UK veterinary surgeons and nurses obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working for a forward-thinking business, and would like to know more, please email for an informal chat, or click the apply button.