Lead RVN Education in Basildon, United Kingdom


Job Title : Registered Veterinary Nurse – Clinics

Salary : Up to £34,000 (D.O.E) per annum

Location : Cherrydown Vets, Basildon

Job Type : Permanent.

Hours : 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, 1:4 Saturdays with time off in lieu, no OOH.

Are you an experienced Registered RVN looking to take that next step?

We have an amazing opportunity for a Lead RVN to work alongside the CNM to identify areas of training development needs within the nursing team and to ensure that nursing team education across the site is managed as effectively as possible.


The Lead Nurse role is key to the business’s ability to provide a high level of clinical standards.

The Lead Nurse will ensure that patients are managed as effectively as possible from a nursing perspective to support the profitability and further growth of the practice. Working enthusiastically with your team you will help maintain a happy, efficient working environment whilst providing outstanding patient and client care.

  • Ideally you will have 1 year’s post RVN registration, A minimum of 1 year’s post RVN registration.

  • Clinical Supervisor / Clinical Coach

  • Experience of leading a team

  • Mentoring experience

  • Knowledge

  • RCVS code of conduct

  • Confident in the use of IT packages, email and online internet browsers

  • Veterinary nurse training and education

If you want to join us and be part of this friendly, loyal, and supportive team please get in touch.

Benefits include

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

About us

Cherrydown Vets are a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary practice. The main hospital site is based in Basildon, with two smaller sites in Stanford and Wickford that offer preventative clinics.

We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group.

We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 50 staff members and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

Linnaeus is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.

If you would like to apply for the role or for an informal chat to discuss it further, please get in touch with Paige at [email protected]

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