VA198 – Veterinary Nursing Assistant – Essex

We are seeking a Float Veterinary Nursing Assistants to join our team and support our vets and nursing colleagues in our Essex region. This role to cover branches such as Chingford, South Woodford and Ilford.  You will be working alongside an experienced and compassionate team who have a passion for building strong bonds with their loyal client base.

The role is full time at 40 hours a week with a Saturday rota of 1 in 2; no nights or on call, as this is provided by our Wanstead Veterinary Hospital.  If you thrive on providing support to vets, clients and your team, love giving exceptional client care and also helping to give great pet care and you believe that life is better with pets then our company culture will be ideal for you.

The salary for the Float Veterinary Nursing Assistant role is £6.83 to 9.50 per hour this will rise to £9.90 after a probationary period.  Training and career progression is important to us. We see CPD as an investment in the individual as well as for the practice, and in some roles, we can support study for veterinary nursing assistant 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. 
Increasing holiday allowance with length of service. 

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.

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 vacancies@goddardvetgroup.co.uk to arrange an informal chat, or click the apply button!