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Hospital Lead (Veterinary)

Blue Cross for Pets
£41,764 - £63,968 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Hospital Lead (Veterinary)
Victoria Animal Hospital, London
Permanent, full time

Blue Cross are one of the UK’s leading animal welfare 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.

What is the role?

This is an exciting, brand new role based in our Victoria animal hospital where you will lead at hospital level, the delivery of the Clinical Strategy. You will be responsible for ensuring the hospital is operating efficiently, in a sustainable way and that standards and processes are consistent with the other Blue Cross hospitals.

Having overall charge of the hospital this is a wide-reaching role which will provide variety and diversity of responsibilities which include team leadership, driving change, customer service, health & safety, financial management, facilities/maintenance and we guarantee that every day will be different. As a senior manager you will work closely with your peers to ensure the clinical team are well supported and that you maximise opportunities to integrate services across the charity and with external partnerships.

You will actively seek to continuously improve processes and make efficiencies and also drive sustainability through productivity through income generation, maximising donations and fundraising opportunities. Of course, all of this should be done without having any negative impact to the welfare of pets or the service we provide to our customers.

If you are looking for a busy, diverse role where every day is different and you enjoy juggling many balls in the air and still being able to prioritise and incorporate changes to your workload, then this could be the role for you so please read on.

Your normal hours of work are 35 hours per week.

Want to know more the detail? Great! We have attached the job description which hopefully gives you everything you need.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

- Experience of leading teams through continuous improvement, progressive and cultural change
- Experience of leading professional multi-disciplinary teams in a veterinary or clinical/medical environment or similar
- 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

It would also be great if you had:

- Experience of working in a not-for-profit environment
- Experience of rolling out new sustainable products, services, or systems
- Experience of working in a multisite / branch / outreach services model

To apply for this role, please select the apply button shown.

Salary: £41,764 - £63,968 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum
Grade: 2
Closing date: 22nd May 2022

The first stage interviews will be held week commencing 6th June 2022 at our Victoria animal hospital which also provide an opportunity to find out more about the role and view our facilities. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited back to attend an assessment centre on 14th June 2022.

Blue Cross holds inclusion as a core organisational value. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified, experienced and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. We actively embrace our differences and know that it is our differences that make us unique. You are very welcome at Blue Cross, without the need to hide any part of who you are.

At Blue Cross we are passionate about our commitment to diversity, inclusion and removing barriers, should you like to discuss any reasonable adjustments or changes to our recruitment process to support you to be your best then please get in touch.

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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