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Hospital Lead

Blue Cross for Pets
Salary of £40,843 - £62,557 (Grade 2) per annum dependent on skills and experience
Closing date
7 May 2021

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Hospital Lead
Grimsby, Lincolnshire
About Us: 

Blue Cross are one of the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes. 

Now, we’re looking for a Hospital Lead to take on a brand new role at our incredible animal hospital in Grimsby.

The Benefits: 

- Salary of £40,843 - £62,557 (Grade 2) per annum dependent on skills and experience
- Pension scheme 
- Company sick pay 
- Life insurance (after probationary period) 
- Employee assistance programme, including a 24/7 confidential counselling line, support with personal issues and financial advice 
- Develop your career with a charity that’s been supporting animals since 1897 
This is a rare and exciting role for a senior veterinary, clinical or medical professional with experience of delivering strategic objectives and leading change to advance and develop their career with our exceptional charity.
In this highly varied and engaging role, you will be making a positive and long-lasting impact upon our Grimsby hospital, driving constructive change and ensuring we have the best possible outcomes.
You’ll be involved in all manner of activities right across the hospital ensuring that no two days are the same and you can make a difference to a huge range of departments, teams and processes.

So, if you are ready to lead, to make a difference and to drive amazing changes that will see our hospital continue to thrive, this is the role for you.
The Role
As the Hospital Lead, you will be responsible for delivering the clinical strategy at our Grimsby Hospital, ensuring we operate efficiently, in a sustainable manner and to the highest possible standards.
Your role will incorporate a wide range of functions and activities, and you will be involved in health & safety, financial management, team leadership and facilities/maintenance matters.
Working closely with peers to support the Clinical Team, you will seek out and maximise opportunities to integrate services across our charity and with external partners.
Your role will also involve:
- Continuous improvement activities
- Driving efficiencies and sustainability
- Supporting income generation and fundraising
- Ensuring the welfare of pets and high quality services are at the forefront of our thinking at all times
About You
To be considered as the Hospital Lead, you will need:
- Experience of leading professional multi-disciplinary teams in a veterinary or clinical and/or medical environment or similar
- Experience of leading teams through continuous improvement, progressive and cultural change
- Proven experience of delivering strategic objectives at an organisational, directorate and hospital level
- Extensive experience of managing a budget to include the monitoring, forecasting and production of numerical data for reports and insights
Other organisations may call this role Veterinary Lead, Senior Vet, Veterinary Manager, Veterinary Operations Manager, or Senior Veterinary Manager.
Webrecruit and Blue Cross are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Hospital Lead, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


We help thousands of pets in need every month, providing veterinary care, expert behaviour help and find them loving happy homes, as well as advice and education for current or future pet owners and pet bereavement support. We develop lifelong relationships with pets and owners, providing quality care that is accessible and non-judgemental. With your support we can give back to more pets in need.

Pets change lives. We change theirs.

Our vision is that every pet will enjoy a healthy life in a happy home and we won’t rest until we achieve it. But we really need your help.

We care for around 40,000 pets every year but we know it’s not enough – there are many, many more out there who still desperately need us and we must be there for them.

  • £2 a day could keep a cat warm and safe at one of our centres
  • £20 could fund an unwanted horse’s basic hoof care
  • £136 could provide clinical care for a homeless dog during their stay with us
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