Registered Veterinary Nurse

November 20, 2023
£25000 - £31000 / year

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    November 20, 2023
  • Offered Salary
    £25000 - £31000 / year
  • Expiration date
    January 16, 2026

Job Description

Our client is looking for another Registered Veterinary Nurse to join  their team.

About The Role:

40hr P/w for FT role.  They operate a rolling rota that is equal to the number of RVNs they employ and their share of the on-call rota.

  • This is currently made up of 7 weeks on day shift and then 1 week On Call, followed by 8 weeks of day shifts and 1 week On call. This is subject to change depending on the number of RVNs they have on the rota.
  • Each week of day shifts consists of x4 8.15 am – 5 pm shifts and an 8.30 am -6.30 pm shift.

Currently, their Rota works as follows:

For example, in the 8-week rota, their Full-time RVNs would work:

7 weeks with the following shifts Mon-Fri:  4x 8.15 am- 5pm; 1x 8.30 am – 6.30pm:

  • 1 week on call (Saturday 6 am to the following Saturday 6 am):

Starting 6am Saturday (you will need to come into work for an in-hours shift

8.15am -12.45pm), on call until 8am Monday.  Mon- Fri hours between 8am -5pm are your own.

Mon- Fri be at work for 5pm until they close (6.30pm) at which point the nurse is on call to the OOH vet until 8am          the following morning.

Whilst on call; outside of the Saturday morning shift and the week night shifts 5-6.30pm, there is no need to be              on site unless called in by the vet.

There is an additional Saturday morning shift worked half way between the on call weeks, which is 8.15am -12.45pm. This ensures that there are two RVN’s working every Saturday morning.

About the Practice:

They are aware this can seem a bit complicated when written down but the reality is that it works really well. The addition of x2 Saturday mornings entitles a full time RVN to a day off. Where possible they try to give this on the Monday after the on call, before returning to work day shifts.

For each OOH call out the nurse gets, the client is charged a small nurse OOH fee. Once the bill has been paid the nurse receives £25.00 of that fee in their next pay packet. This can be a nice little extra in your pay if you have a busy week. They also pay mileage for each out of hours call out.


Their team cares for people, their pets and their profession. They have a culture of support and belonging, and they work hard to provide benefits to their employees.

  • RCVS and one other subscription paid for.
  • CPD budget of £600 per year, an allowance of 3 CPD days and certificates encouraged.
  • A good staff discount scheme, enhanced beyond that stated on Vet Partners website.
  • Annual staff parties with additional social fund to help and encourage team bonding.

Salary Range: £25,000 – £31,000 depending on experience.  

  • Salary will be discussed in more detail with successful candidates, following an interview.