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Veterinary Surgeon (FTC) 8797


Location: RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital

Salary: £37,600 per annum plus 4% shift allowance

Hours: Full time

Contract Type: 12 Month FTC

Closing Date: Friday 12 November 2021

How to Apply: To apply please submit your CV and cover letter quoting reference VS8797 by the closing date 10:00 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: £37,600 per annum plus 4% shift allowance
Hours: Full time (35 hours)

Closing date: 10:00 Friday 12th November 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join the RSPCA at Greater Manchester Animal Hospital on a fixed term basis for 12 months.
A vibrant hospital teeming with people and animals alike, Greater Manchester Animal Hospital can accommodate around 100 animals at any one time and 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 enjoys 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
Providing veterinary opinion on prosecution cases (training will be provided)
Undertaking, on a roster basis, emergency and out of hours qualified veterinary cover
Implementing RSPCA policies in regards to the re-homability of stray animals including decision making on individual cases
Identifying and coordinating research projects, and providing support and advice to other RSPCA staff that are coordinating research projects
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 in 10 minutes or less 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; 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.