Job vacancy

Ward Manager RVN

We are seeking an experienced RVN with proven management experience to manage our passionate, friendly and supportive wards team.

Apply by:

7 December 2020




full time

Are you interested in further developing your career in referral nursing? Do you want to be part of a recently established, independent specialist referral centre? Do you enjoy working in a small, friendly and fun team?

As part of our structured growth plan we are now seeking an experienced RVN to manage our passionate, friendly and supportive wards team. The role will be based in our state of the art kennels and cat wards, nursing orthopaedic, neurological, soft tissue and cardiology patients. The successful candidate will have held their RVN qualification for a minimum of five years and will have a minimum of four years’ experience in a referral environment, with experience of nursing orthopaedic and neurological patients. You will have proven experience in managing a team and/or as a Senior Nurse/Nurse Practitioner. Additional qualifications or training in leadership/management are desirable but not essential.

Main roles and Responsibilities

  • Line managing the Ward RVN team
  • Rota management
  • Conducting one-to-one sessions and performance reviews
  • Ensure all Ward staff are working to the desired performance levels and have all the resources they require to do so
  • Training new Ward RVNs
  • Partake in management meetings to present positive change ideas in line with business growth
  • Assist senior ward nurses and ward nurses in the delivery of nursing care
  • Pricing
  • Working with the senior ward nurses to ensure the day is properly organised and that there is good communication between the floor co-ordinator and admit nurse as necessary
  • Assisting Senior Team with regular reports & audits




Leadership & Supervisory skills

People management; coaching for performance; promoting change; decisive team leadership

High level of interpersonal skills

Emotionally Intelligent with high level of self-awareness and resilience

Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload;

High attention to detail, accuracy and ability to follow through on tasks; starter-finisher

Strong organisational skills; proactive

A positive attitude and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while maintaining high quality of work

Ability to problem solve

Adaptable in fast paced, ever-changing environment

Ability to work without supervision & as part of a team

Collaborative team-working

We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic and approachable person who is a great team player but is also able to use their own initiative and self-motivate. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to working are a must.

For the right person, we will provide:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Unlimited career development opportunities, due to our dynamic team structure which is focused on areas of expertise
  • CPD days, allowance and RCVS & BVNA fees paid
  • Extensive anaesthesia training from some of the most prestigious ECVAA Specialists in the country
  • Regular, free, in-house CPD from our world renowned specialists
  • A strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health, including regular sessions with industry-specific resilience, stress management and performance coaches
  • A wide range of employee benefits, including private healthcare contribution, monthly wellbeing allowance and twice weekly fresh fruit deliveries
  • A nurturing, friendly and supportive working environment

If this sounds like the place for you, please apply by emailing your CV and a covering letter to