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Practice Director - Castle Veterinary Surgeons

Practice Site:
  • Castle Vets SA (Barnard castle)

Established in Barnard Castle for over 70 years, Castle Veterinary Surgeons has evolved from a traditional Dales practice into two speciality areas, focusing on farm animals and pets thereby remaining capable of dealing with virtually everything the domestic animal world presents. Our modern facilities are purpose built which provides our excellent staff with the best possible work environment. 


Are you a dedicated, innovative and successful leader with proven people management and commercial skills?  


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager, with a proven track record, to join us as at Castle Veterinary Surgeons, Co. Durham, as our Practice Director.


You will enjoy working with our welcoming team and will have the opportunity to help drive our practice standards forwards, while supporting and motivating our amazing team.  


Reporting to the Regional Director you will have overall responsibility for the financial and clinical performance of the practice. You will also be responsible leading our team of veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, patient care assistants, receptionists and administrators.


The Practice Director role would suit a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse with clinical experience, alongside previous management experience. The ideal candidate will have financial understanding of running a business and be experienced in budgeting, P&L interpretation and have a vision to grow a business by introducing new services.


Other responsibilities to include:

  • To work in partnership with the Senior Vets, Practice Administrators, Head Nurse and Reception team to optimise service to clients and patients in order to develop the business
  • To deliver and maintain the highest standards of governance in relation to clinical meetings, CPD, clinical development planning and creating clinical frameworks, clinical audit and recording of unexpected clinical events
  • To be responsible for creating and delivering the practice budget with the Regional Director
  • To manage performance of the clinical and non-clinical staff


To be successful you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to communicate clearly with a range of people at differing levels, deploying a range of techniques to do this effectively
  • The ability to energise, shape and direct teams
  • Proven experience supporting and developing staff to deliver business goals, preferably within the Veterinary Industry however this is not essential
  • Fluency in interpreting a wide range of financial information to inform decision-making & action-planning and communicating financial information
  • Other commercial experience including business development and marketing
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint


What we can offer you:

  • Attractive salary
  • Up to 7 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays (with the buy and sell holiday scheme)
  • Generous CPD allowance/certificate funding
  • Paid professional fees
  • Employee Assistance Programme - our people are our strongest asset
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave benefit
  • Discounted staff pet care plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Recommend a Friend scheme
  • Perkbox, offering a variety of staff discounts for retail and entertainment venues across the county
  • Other benefits include cycle to work scheme/reduced gym membership/pension/Sharesave and others...


To complete an online application for this fantastic role, please click Apply Now and include your CV and cover letter

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Castle Vets SA (Barnard castle)
Montalbo Road, Barnard Castle, Durham, United Kingdom, DL12 8ED
  • Salary:
    Attractive Salary & Benefits
  • Practice:
    Castle Veterinary Surgeons
  • City:
    Barnard Castle
  • Job Type:
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  • Application Closing Date:
    30 June 2021
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