Deputy Head Nurse – South East London

• Rare and exciting opportunity for a Deputy Head Nurse to join an independent, award winning feline practice only in South East London
• Purpose-built practice with a renowned reputation for clinical excellence offering a wide range of services including feline referral services for internal medicine, ophthalmology, and dentistry
• Fantastic salary up to £37,000
• Generous benefits package including a relocation package and Tier 2 Visa sponsorship

Are you a caring, cat-crazy, highly skilled and driven nurse who is passionate about delivering excellent standards of care to your patients? Are you eager to take the next step in your career? If so, we have an exciting opportunity awaiting you!

Our client is a feline-only practice nestled in a vibrant neighbourhood in South East London, offering a unique opportunity for a Deputy Head Nurse to join their outstanding team. With excellent transport links and close proximity to all major work areas, this is the ideal location for central London living at its best. Additionally, numerous bars, pubs, and cultural attractions in the area offer a perfect balance between work and leisure.

As an independent, purpose-built, and award-winning veterinary practice with a renowned reputation for clinical excellence, our client offers a comprehensive range of services, including feline referral services for internal medicine, ophthalmology, and dentistry.

Joining a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, you will have the opportunity to work alongside front-of-house staff, nurses, and vets who rely on each other, working cohesively to deliver the highest levels of care and service. Upholding their Ethos, ‘CATS’ – Committed, Accountable, Trusted, and Striving for Excellence, is essential in this role.

Your responsibilities will include monitoring anaesthesia confidently using state-of-the-art equipment, performing surgeries, assisting with surgeries, and delivering critical care nursing to intensive patients. Your previous experience in a senior role, which included stock management, equipment maintenance, nurse meetings, reviews, rotas, and team leadership, will be advantageous, but rest assured that full training will be provided for this role.

Our client is looking for individuals who are passionate about expanding their knowledge, hardworking, and motivated to deliver exceptional nursing care. If this sounds like you, apply now and take your career to new heights with our esteemed client.

The Role:

• Full Time role – 8-9 hour shifts
• Rolling rota of 5 days per week, with a week spent on each shift of inpatient care/ nurse consultations, anaesthesia and surgery (including ophthalmology referral), inpatient care and surgical recoveries
• 1:4 weekends with TOIL


• Fantastic salary between £35,000 and £37,000 DOE
• 28 days holiday leave
• 3 days paid CPD leave and £500 CPD allowance per annum
• Discretionary performance bonus
• RCVS Membership paid
• VDS cover
• Discounted veterinary fees
• Annual pay review
• Pension
• Company sick pay
• Relocation package
• Career progression opportunities
• Tier 2 Visa A-rated sponsor and will definitely consider sponsorship for the right candidate with an RCVS registrable qualification

To apply please contact Matthew on 01904 570056 or email a copy of your up-to-date CV to [email protected]

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And don’t forget, if this position is of no interest to you but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on our details. We offer £250* for every successful candidate referral. *Terms and conditions apply.

Ref no: J83162/MD

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