Weekend Veterinary Nursing Assistant – Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, East London

We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Nursing Assistant to join us working weekends at our first-opinion and multidisciplinary referral small animal hospital in East London. This is a permanent position working every Saturday and Sunday (16hrs per week) covering a variety of shifts between 7am-9pm. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of a similar role within the veterinary industry and demonstrate a passion for animal care and the ability to work well within a team. There is the potential for VNA training with this role.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting our team of Registered Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Surgeons, providing an excellent standard of patient care, and maintaining an exceptionally high level of cleanliness. By joining the Goddard Veterinary Group, you will be part of a team dedicated to providing excellent standards of client and animal care. This is a hands-on role in a small team so the ideal candidate will need to be adaptable, flexible, and willing to work at all levels. The role also involves some face-to-face contact with our clients, so we are looking for someone with the confidence, empathy, and experience to provide the standard of care and the personal touch we expect for our clients.

We look after our colleagues with a profession-leading benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, opticians, chiropody fees, etc. employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, plus generous staff, shopping and leisure discounts.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. His son Philip took over the reins in the late ’90s and remains the practice principal. We are now the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 clinics, 3 hospitals, and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our colleagues; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and please take a few minutes to look at as our numerous 5-star reviews on Indeed!

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business and would like to know more; please e-mail our nursing manager Betsy Malamah-Thomas (bmthomas@goddardvetgroup.co.uk) or to apply please e-mail a cover letter and CV (detailing your experience).