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Kit Room Assistant

Type – Full-time, permanent

Department – Veterinary Care Assistants

We are thrilled to invite applications from experienced candidates seeking to join our team as a Kit Room Assistant, within our cutting-edge multi-discipline referral hospital.

The role covers 40 hours per week, and includes a 1 in 6 weekend rotation for which time back in lieu is given.

You would work alongside our Kit Room Supervisor, and be part of a wider team of 9 veterinary care assistants.

Key duties include:

  • Helping to facilitate the maintenance of surgical equipment
  • Stock control of clinical consumables
  • Assisting in ensuring surgical instruments are cleaned, packed and sterilised appropriately
  • Supporting the wider VCA team with their tasks as needed
  • Assisting in the cleaning and clearing of theatre once surgical procedures have finished if kit is completed
  • Assist with training of new members of staff

Experience of working in a clinical environment, ideally within a theatre-based role, is essential. You must be a team player as our Kit Room Assistant will play a vital role in supporting our specialists, interns and nurses in the smooth running of our surgical workflow. You must be willing and able to achieve and maintain the very highest standards within Infection Control, in order to support the hospital to achieve the necessary clinical standards expected within an environment such as this, being able to work in a consistently thorough manner, in a fast paced environment  and having a high attention to detail is essential for this role.

This role would be a great opportunity for progression for an existing patient care assistant or similar, looking to specialise within a specific area of the hospital.

Please note, candidates must be able to work in the UK independently, as we are not able to offer visa sponsorship.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from-

Work life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • A strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health, including regular sessions with an industry-specific resilience coach, stress management and performance coaches
  • Non-accidental injury support
  • Health Cash Plan


  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • VCA Course
  • A strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health, including regular sessions with an industry-specific resilience coach, stress management and performance coaches


  • Pawsome Benefits- reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers
  • Pension- 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If you would like to apply, or if you have any questions, please contact us via careers@hamiltonspecialists.vet

Job Title
Kit Room Assistant
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