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Clinical Director/Practice Director - (12 Month Maternity Contract) - Alnorthumbria Vets

Practice Site:
  • Alnorthumbria (Wagonway)

At Alnorthumbria Vets, we are a mixed practice with small animal, large animal and equine teams.

We have nine centres across Northumberland, from Wooler in the north to Ponteland in the south. We pride ourselves on offering a genuine 24 hour service, and on professional and individual care backed up by a wealth of experience and expertise.

As a practice, we are committed to ongoing investment in the training and development of our vets, nurses (we are an RCVS approved training practice) and support staff.

We are looking to recruit a Clinical Director/Practice Director on a (12 months maternity contract) to continue the inspiring leadership of our successful and amazing practice at Alnorthumbria, Alnwick. 

We will offer a competitive salary (depending on experience) and there is a real opportunity for the successful candidate to be promoted into a permanent role.

Candidate requirements and role: You will be in a practice leadership role, ideally within the Veterinary industry, clinical or non clinical candidates will be considered or perhaps you will be applying from a different sector, with management experience, looking for a new challenge.

You must be driven, lead by example and be forward thinking and work towards continuously optimising our care and services as well as develop our people.

You will have the overall responsibility for the practice performance of which includes:

  • Business acumen - able to work closely with the practice and area manager on the financial running of the practice.
  • To be an excellent communicator and a great coach.
  • A 'can-do' attitude - advocating and championing change.
  • To be capable of meeting deadlines under pressure. 
  • To be able to build excellent relationships with your team and clients.

Our practice & team: We are lucky to have a great group of Vets, Nurses and Support Staff who are both supportive and welcoming. We are based in the stunning Northumberland, full of history, castles, beaches amazing views and walks.

We are a group of practices around the Northumberland area caring for small animal pets with an amazing client base. Alnorthumbria is part of a larger group. We will consider a relocation package for candidates not from the local area. 

What will we offer: Competitive salary, up to 7 weeks annual leave with our buy and sell holiday scheme (pro rata), company pension scheme (pro rata), staff discount scheme, CVS sharesave scheme, employee assistance programme, career progression, perk box offering a suite of discounts.

Please reach out to Lisa Mackenzie for an informal conversation: 07500 064 185 . To apply via our online portal, click ‘Apply Now'.



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Alnorthumbria (Wagonway)
Wagonway Road, Alnwick, United Kingdom, NE66 1QQ
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    Alnorthumbria Vets
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  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Application Closing Date:
    31 January 2021
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