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Veterinary Surgeon (FTC) 3038


Location: RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital

Salary: Circa. £37,600 per annum plus 4% shift allowance (pro rata for FTC)

Hours: Full time (35 hours)

Contract Type: 6 month FTC

Closing Date: Friday 12 November 2021

How to Apply: To apply, submit your CV and cover letter quoting reference VS3038 by the closing date Friday 12th November 2021. Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advert early once sufficient submissions are received. All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team. We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively. We strongly encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA. Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals

Job title: Veterinary Surgeon (fixed term contract)
Location: Greater Manchester Animal Hospital
Salary: Circa. £37,600 per annum plus 4% shift allowance (pro rata for FTC)
Hours: Full Time (35 hours)

Closing date: 10:00 Friday 12th November 2021

We’re looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our amazing team RSPCA at Greater Manchester Animal Hospital on a full time, fixed term contract basis covering maternity leave for six months.
Our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital has a large and varied caseload and can accommodate up to 100 animals at any one time. It provides a 24 hour veterinary service for sick or injured animals.

A team of 11 vets, supported by 15 nurses and hospital assistants are dedicated to providing care to vulnerable animals and supporting the RSPCA to improve welfare and prepare animals for finding new loving homes.
We’re looking for a pragmatic vet that is confident in routine surgery, has an interest in animal welfare work and shelter medicine. You need to be a good communicator and enjoy working as part of a team.

What you’ll be doing:
Performing consultations and treatment of owned and unowned animals
Undertaking a wide variety of surgical procedures for the animals in our care including high volume/quality cat neutering
Providing veterinary opinion and support for welfare prosecution cases (training will be provided)
Undertaking emergency and out of hours duties on a roster basis
Implementing RSPCA policies in regards to the re-homability of unowned animals including following a structured decisions making process (training will be provided)
Identifying and coordinating research projects, and providing support and advice to other RSPCA staff that are coordinating research projects
Providing veterinary advice to public clients and RSPCA colleagues
A willingness to be filmed for media work is an advantage

You’ll have:
Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Previous clinical experience
The ability to perform routine consultations and routine surgeries quickly and safely
The ability to be sensitive to the financial constraints of owners in the treatment of their animals

What’s in it for you?
You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales.

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for fixed term contract); a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme.