Closing in 3 days
up to £60,049.39 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Are you a feline focused Veterinary Surgeon with a passion for communication? Are you looking for a role that brings the opportunity to positively influence the welfare of many cats, shaping the understanding of cats needs for a variety of different audiences? We currently have an exciting opportunity for an inspiring individual to join our Veterinary team on a fixed term contract until the end of November 2023 as Central Veterinary Officer, this role is home based. You will join us working 35 hours per week and in return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £60,049.39 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021, we helped 137,000 cats and kittens.

The Veterinary Department are responsible for ensuring that the behaviour and welfare, husbandry and treatment of cats in Cats Protection's care is maintained to a high standard at all times and also work to improve the welfare of the general cat population. 

Responsibilities of our Central Veterinary Officer:

Reporting to the Head of Clinical Services the Central Veterinary Officer provides essential advice and guidance to all departments within Cats Protection and supports the charity to promote positive cat welfare messages to the veterinary profession and the wider population. You will develop and review written material such as veterinary protocols and educational resources and edit Cats Protection’s ‘Clinic’ magazine for veterinary professionals. As a spokesperson for the charity you will attend conferences and events promoting Cats Protection’s mission and values and liaise closely with other departments to ensure our veterinary products and services meet the needs of the cats in our care. The role also line manages Cats Protection’s Veterinary Support team and the National Cat Centre’s onsite veterinary clinic.

What we’re looking for in our Central Veterinary Officer:

  • A degree in veterinary medicine and a valid driving license
  • Currently registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to practise in the UK
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Significant experience working in a small animal practice
  • Charity/shelter medicine experience
  • Selfmotivation and the ability to work on own initiative
  • The ability to work accurately and under pressure
  • Leadership skills

What we can offer you:

  • Opportunity to move away from clinical practice
  • salary of up to £60,049.39 per annum plus excellent benefits
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • contribution pension scheme
  • life assurance scheme
  • range of health benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme and more

Join us as our Central Veterinary Officer and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note applications which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.

Closing date: 15th August 2022

Virtual interview date: W/C 22nd August 2022

Please note, should we receive a large amount of applications for this vacancy, we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.

Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment

You may be subject to a criminal record check if required for the role.

More about Cats Protection

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Refreshed on: 25 July 2022
Closing date: 15 August 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: VS167
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