VA368 – Wanstead Veterinary Hospital – Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Welcome to Wanstead Veterinary Hospital! Our largest 24-hour hospital in the group is looking for an RVN who thrives and excels in the ECC environment and is ready to step into a deputy head nurse role.Before we delve into the nitty gritty, here is what we offer you:Our deputy head RVN salary band is £34,000 to £38,000 (FTE) depending on experience and allowing room for growth, as personal development is extremely important to us.

No weekends!As a Goddard RVN you will benefit from:

-6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays-2 days paid CPD leave every year-Relocation assistance (where applicable)-Flexible working options-Generous colleague introduction reward-24-hour Employee Assistance Programme-RCVS and BVNA fees covered-The opportunity to join our private medical insurance scheme at a reduced rate, as well as a medical cashback plan involving refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more-Shopping discounts-Generous colleague discounts-Petplan 20% colleague discount

About the role

The is a 4-day week role, rota’d to either Monday to Thursday or Tuesday to Friday, consisting of 10 hours per day. Lieu days will be rotated and shared, meaning there will be a 4-day weekend every other week. The rota will be shared with our other deputy head nurse to be part charge nursing and managing the clinical floor, clinical shifts, and some administration time.

You will be joining a large and established nursing team of approximately 24 RVN’s 4 Senior Nurses, 7 SVN’s and 10 VNA’s. As a team Wanstead pride themselves on their supportive nature, and mutual respect across all roles.

A little snippet

-Diary Management -Co-ordination of vet and nurse to support the daily running and operation-Leading a team-Manage and accomplish completion of daily operation and appointments-Preferred Line management experience as you will be line managing a team of VNA’s-Set an excellent example of clinical standard and high quality of care

This role could be ideal for an experienced hospital RVN looking to take the next step in leading a team, or an accomplished head nurse of a busy branch, wanting to dip their toe in hospital clinical management.

There is fantastic diagnostic support at Wanstead, with a new CT scanner, a commercial laboratory, a strong medical team, and experienced surgeons routinely conducting advanced orthopaedic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive surgery all available on site.

You will also be fully supported by on-site management.

About us

In 2022 we celebrated our 70th anniversary and have 46 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 with our board of directors, 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.

If you can see yourself in this role press apply now, and within 60 seconds your application will be with our recruitment manager Rose. Alternatively, please feel free to email her directly at for any other queries or to simply arrange a call and have a chat about other opportunities!