Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse Chertsey, Surrey Medivet Chertsey Full Time, Permanent

About us

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We’re currently looking for a Head Nurse to join our Chertsey practice to lead and support a team of vets and nurses and work in collaboration with the regional team.

You will be in a well-equipped practice that offers a wide range of services with ease of access to nearby Medivet practices that specialise in orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, dermatology, medicine, ultrasonography, dentistry, exotics and ophthalmology.

The role

Joining our professional, personable team in the practice, you’ll deliver exceptional care by going beyond consulting to listen and empathising, putting patients and clients first, always.

As well as your day to day duties within practice caring for your patients and clients, you will have the drive and ambition to develop the practice optimising the client and patient experience, promoting safety while training, developing and leading the entire nursing team.

You’ll also be proactive in maintaining your own professional and clinical skills, carry out accurate and timely reporting and explore ways that we can further develop our standards.

As a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse, you’ll already have good knowledge of how a dynamic, practice runs efficiently and effectively. Sharing our values being trustworthy, caring and progressive, you’ll also take the initiative in patient welfare and have caring, thoughtful communication skills. Just as important are the leadership skills essential to enabling your team to work as one and look ahead to see how they can be even better.

The role will involve all aspects of Nursing as well as the leading the nursing team. It would suit a confident RVN who is ready to take the next step into a Head Nurse position or who has previous Head Nurse experience. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years qualified experience. Clinical coaching experience or at least enthusiasm to become a Clinical Coach is essential.

We are looking for someone who is keen to support and develop our Student Nurses, junior RVNs and Care Assistants and is not afraid to get stuck in with the duties and to lead by example. You will be fully supported we offer management training. You’ll have a friendly and positive attitude and want to progress and expand your knowledge and skills further. Strong mentorship and support will be available to help you develop your career and get the most satisfaction from your job.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week over 5 days. 

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary up to £35,000 depending on experience
  • CPD allowance with 2-days CPD leave
  • RCVS, VDS and BVNA membership fees
  • 25 days annual leave (equivalent to 5 weeks) plus bank holidays
  • Improved Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • 100% attendance scheme
  • ‘Peternity’ leave

Please do not hesitate to email carlie.smith@medivet.co.uk for further enquiries.


We are a busy veterinary practice located in the leafy commuter town of Chertsey neighbouring local businesses & amenities, and access to good transport links.

The local area is a thriving community with an obvious love of animals of all shapes and sizes. We are lucky enough to have a dedicated active list of clients who have been with the practice since it first opened 7 years ago.

We have a lovely, friendly team, with extremely capable nurses, and a wealth of experience and skills from our vet and nursing team. The practice sees a varied caseload and carry out laparoscopic spays and laparoscopic biopsies.

Chertsey practice sees a varied caseload and carry out laparoscopic spays and laparoscopic biopsies. 


Job number: FR04760