The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys worldwide. Our vision is a world where every donkey has a good quality of life, and our mission is to improve the lives of donkeys every day. We will achieve this by transforming the lives of donkeys in need worldwide by fostering greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
We have an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated and professional RCVS qualified nurse to join our Veterinary Department at our fully equipped veterinary hospital at Brookfield Farm, near Honiton. The veterinary team are responsible for the clinical care of all our donkeys and mules that are resident on our seven farms within a 30-mile radius of the hospital. As Head Nurse (Vets), you will provide leadership and management to the nurses and grooms in an organised and proactive manner and a high standard of care to animals in the hospital, assisting Vets with all medical and surgical procedures.
About the role:
Your principal duties and responsibilities will include –
What we offer in return:
This is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 37.5 hours per week, 08.00-16.30, Monday-Friday, plus evening and weekend work as part of the on-call duty rota.
Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 25 February 2024.
The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.
Please note: The Guaranteed interview scheme is only applicable to candidates who consider themselves to have a disability applying for roles based within the United Kingdom.
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