Vacancies

Vacancies

Early applications are encouraged for all vacancies. Langford Vets reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date, should we be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

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  • We have an exciting opportunity to join our Night Nurse team on a fixed term contract until October 2021 to cover maternity leave

    The role involves working alongside a dedicated team to provide nursing care to our patients in our ICU, Surgery/Neurology and Canine/ Feline Medicine Wards.

    Watch our Night Nurse Tour video on Facebook to learn more about the roles.

    As this is an OOH role, the ideal candidate must be able to work well under their own initiative as well as in a team. Excellent time keeping skills and the ability to work well under pressure are also a must as the caseload is extremely variable.  No two nights are the same!    For the right candidate, this is an exciting opportunity to fully utilise and develop your nursing skills and gain extensive knowledge of specialist nursing in-patient care. 

    The rota comprises of 12 hour shifts on a 7 on/ 7off rolling week, including weekends and bank holidays. We will consider applications for a little less than full time hours. Please outline what you are looking for and why on your application form.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    For further information and to apply, please send your completed application form to the HR Team (hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk)

    Closing date Friday 18 June 2021- provisional dates for interviews to be conducted via zoom - date wc 21 June 2021

  • We are seeking an experienced, professional, and dynamic customer care focused person to join our reception team in our Small Animal Referral Hospital.

    The ideal candidate will be passionate about delivering fantastic customer service while working in a busy environment, answering the telephone, and taking appointments as well as meeting and greeting clients and administration duties. They will also have a compassionate, diligent, and hard-working attitude, good organisational and communication skills, be able to work well within a team, be self motivated while motivating others. The ability to work flexible hours and working weekends will be required.  This part-time position will be to work 20 hours over a 7 day rota.

    Experience of having worked in a veterinary environment would be an asset but not essential.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, CPD, employee discounts of up to 50%, free onsite parking, free yet test voucher, enhanced maternity and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Monday 21 June 2021.

    For further information and to apply please send your completed application form to the HR Team (hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk)

  • Langford Vets Diagnostic Laboratories are currently looking for a Laboratory Assistant to work as part of the Diagnostic Laboratories Clinical Pathology team.

    This role provides administrative and technical support to the Diagnostic Laboratories Scientific and Veterinary Clinical Pathology staff to enable a comprehensive, accurate, efficient, and reliable diagnostic service for Langford Vets.

    The successful candidate will perform basic sample receipt and processing duties including booking in samples onto LIMS, preparing samples for analysis, shipment and storage, stock taking and ordering and general housekeeping duties maintaining stock levels and general cleaning and waste disposal. 

    The ideal candidate will need a minimum level of numeracy and literacy, basic scientific qualifications and computer literacy.   They will need good written and verbal communication skills, enthusiasm and be organised and self-motivated.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion in external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Monday 21 June 2021

    For more information and to apply please send your completed application form to the HR Team (hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk).

  • Langford Vets are looking for a dermatologist to join our close-knit team, with an intention of building towards a 2-3 diploma holding clinicians with support from service specific nurses.

    The small animal hospital at Langford is one of the busiest in the UK, housing the largest team of European, American and RCVS specialists and specialists-in-training in the south west with all major specialties accounted for, as well as serving as the clinical teaching centre for the veterinary and veterinary nursing students of the University of Bristol.


    The hospital is located at the rural Langford Campus, which is perched on the edge of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but just 30 minutes from the innovative and colourful City of Bristol. It is also within easy travelling distance of the National Parks and beaches of Wales and the South West, and just 5 miles from Bristol International Airport.

    Candidates must hold a Cert AVP (Derm), and/or have completed an ECVD or ACVD accredited residency in addition to a veterinary qualification recognised by the RCVS that allows you to practise veterinary medicine within the UK.   Beyond that the job can be tailored to the individual; full or part time would be considered with flexible working negotiable. There is wide scope to incorporate the interests of the individual, whether that be in clinical research, teaching, or anything in between.
    You will participate in the delivery of a high-quality clinical service in veterinary dermatology and will also be expected to deliver clinical teaching and practical instruction for undergraduate veterinary students during their hospital rotations.
    The appointees would be eligible for a range of company benefits, in addition to a generous pension scheme and CPD package.

    Please submit your CV and application to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk by Wednesday 30 June 2021. 

    Informal enquires should be directed to Hilary O’Dair, clinical lead for dermatology: hilary.odair@bristol.ac.uk

  • Langford Vets are looking for an additional radiologist to join our close-knit team, currently comprising three experienced ECVDI Diplomates, one board eligible radiologist, three ECVDI small animal track residents and three radiographers. The small animal hospital at Langford is one of the busiest in the UK, housing the largest team of European, American and RCVS specialists and specialists-in-training in the south west with all major specialties accounted for, as well as serving as the clinical teaching centre for the veterinary and veterinary nursing students of the University of Bristol. Imaging facilities include 1.5T Phillips MRI, 16-slice Siemens CT, two Siemens ultrasound machines, two computed radiography suites and two fluoroscopic units.

    The hospital is located at the rural Langford Campus, which is perched on the edge of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but just 30 minutes from the innovative and colourful City of Bristol. It is also within easy travelling distance of the National Parks and beaches of Wales and the South West, and just 5 miles from Bristol International Airport.

    Candidates must hold an ECVDI or ACVR diploma or have completed an ECVDI or ACVR accredited residency. Beyond that the job can be tailored to the individual; part time would be considered with flexible working negotiable. There is wide scope to incorporate the interests of the individual, whether that be in clinical research, teaching, involvement in our developing interventional services or any combination of these.

    The appointee would be eligible for a range of company benefits, in addition to a generous pension scheme and CPD package. For pre-boarded applicants, full support in exam preparation will be offered; as a centre we have an excellent success rate in preparing our residents for ECVDI board exams. 

    Please submit your CV and application to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk

    Informal enquires should be directed to Alison Major, clinical lead for diagnostic imaging: alison.major@bristol.ac.uk

     

     

  • We have the opportunity for someone to join our surgery ward team as an animal care assistant.

    The successful candidate will work within our surgical ward teams, alongside the following services: soft tissue, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and neurology. The surgery ward team help with pre-operative diagnostic tests, preparing patients for surgical procedures, post-operative management to include; medication, physiotherapy and general care.

    The ideal candidate will also need to ensure a high standard of cleanliness, have responsibility for duties, to include infection control, have a desire to learn and work under pressure in a positive way. 

    The animal care assistant role is vital within our team and this role is an excellent way to build on previous experience and knowledge within veterinary care. Previous experience in a veterinary environment is desirable but not essential.    

    Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, CPD, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021. Zoom interviews will be held wc 28th June.  

    For further information and to apply, please send your completed application form to the HR Team, hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk

  • Due to an expansion of our night-time animal care assistant team, we are excited to announce 3 x 12 month fixed term contracts for full time night animal care assistants (ACA).

    You will work alongside our existing night ACAs, supporting the nursing team with patient care and maintaining the hospital.

    Duties are varied, and no two nights are the same! You will be helping to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene in the hospital, keeping ward areas stocked and clean, helping veterinary surgeons and nurses with patient care and procedures, and much more. Our ACAs are a vital part of keeping our hospital running and taking care of our patients.

    You will need to be able to work well within a team, but also be able to manage your own time and work independently and will need to be able to communicate well with the rest of the team.

    You do not need to have previous experience with working with animals, however it is desirable, and you will need to be confident and calm around them and be willing to learn animal handling and restraint techniques. An Animal Care qualification is not necessary, as we will support your development with training.

    The shift pattern is 7 x 12hr night shifts, week on/week off, however we are open to discussions on alternative rota patterns. Please let us know on application if there is something that you would be keen to discuss.

    Our benefits package includes 5 weeks holiday & bank holiday allowance, a generous pension scheme, bupa cash plan, staff discounts, free flu vaccinations & eye test vouchers.

    To apply please complete an application form and send to Hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk.

     Application closing date is Tuesday 22 June and we aim to schedule interviews week commencing 28th June.

    Please contact Sarah Cooper, Head Night Nurse on sarah.cooper@bristol.ac.uk for any questions about the role.

  • Do you want to work within our surgical team as a surgical rotating assistant?

    Rotating between the ward areas and theatre is a great opportunity to learn about all aspects of surgical management of patients. Get involved in all stages of the patients journey and expand your knowledge in surgical procedures and nursing care.

    Work in our state-of-the-art theatres, working alongside renowned specialists in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Neurology.   The Theatre assistant team work alongside our surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses to support the flow of patients through out theatres. They are involved with assisting in our induction pods, clipping and prepping patients, circulating with surgical cases, preparing and closing theatres and processing surgical instrumentation and equipment.

    The successful candidate will also work within our surgical wards with our surgical teams, to include; soft tissue, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and neurology. The surgery ward team help with pre-operative diagnostic tests, preparing patients for surgical procedures, post-operative management to include medication, physiotherapy and general nursing care. This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week.

    The ideal candidate will ensure a high standard of cleanliness, have responsibility for duties, to include infection control, have a desire to learn and work under pressure in a positive way. 

    Previous experience in a veterinary environment is desirable but not essential.    

    Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    Closing date: Thursday 24 June 2021. Zoom interviews provisionally booked for wc 5th July.

    To apply, please send your completed application form to hrteam@langford vets.co.uk

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