Government Veterinary Officer

Isle of Man
£41,507 to £48,479 p.a
16 Oct 2018
09 Nov 2018

Isle of Man Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture

Are you looking for a job that offers real variety?

We are looking for a self-motivated, caring Veterinary Officer to join our team! 

Based at St John’s you will be able to enjoy the Island’s rich cultural heritage and beautiful countryside whilst working in a varied and professionally satisfying role.

We safeguard and promote animal health and welfare for the benefit of the environment and the Island’s economy.

About the role

Reporting directly to the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), one of your main responsibilities will be for ensuring delivery of veterinary field and administrative services (including export certification drafting and Pet Travel Scheme) on the island.

This vital job offers broad and wide ranging responsibilities, so no two days are the same - you will always have new challenges to enjoy!

Along with the more operational and practical aspects of the job, this role also offers the opportunity to operate within the policy and strategic levels.

You will have a wide input into the Animal Health and Agriculture Directorates, which are charged with both the development of a vision for sustainable agriculture and the achievement of high standards of animal health and welfare on the Isle of Man. This involves, balancing the needs of the animal with the promotion and facilitation of trade in agricultural produce.

The Island has a high animal health status which includes recognition of freedom from EBL, Brucellosis, bTB, Varroosis and several fish diseases.

You will be involved in maintaining and expanding these.

As part of the Animal Health Directorate, you will also be involved in all aspects of Animal Health and Welfare in the Isle of Man and to implement the Department’s policies thereon.

Additionally, you will have a role in helping to advise the Department on policy and technical matters relating to the animal health within the Island’s agricultural industry.

Developing our team to be the best they can be is important to us and we actively support your own personal career goals, aspirations and development; we offer a generous CPD allowance along with the opportunities for management training and attending off
island conferences.

The Department operates a flexi-time system and free car parking is available at our site at Thie Slieau Whallian.

For more information about the role, its responsibilities and requirements please see the Job Profile, available to download below.

About the Island

Why you should join us…

  • Relaxed way of life, friendly people and low crime rates
  • Attractive relocation package with advice and support on relocation
  • Enjoy an outdoor lifestyle - walking, diving, sailing, mountain biking and great beaches
  • Short commutes with no traffic jams!
  • Low income tax rates, maximum rate is 20%
  • Great environment to raise a family with high standards of pupil behaviour and an extensive range of extra-curricular activities
  • Over 100 flights a week to London, Manchester, Dublin and regional airports

For further information about living in the Isle of Man and the Islands’ lifestyle visit

Interview Expenses and Relocation

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

What to find out more?

For further information out the post, please see the Job Profile; alternatively contact Alistair Breed, Director of Animal and Plant Health on 01624 685844 or e-mail

Interested applicants can apply and find out more about the post via the apply button.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight on the 9th November 2018.