Head of Veterinary Services, BQP, Ipswich, Competitive Salary Package

Ipswich, Suffolk
23 Nov 2022
05 Jan 2023
Contract Type

Head of Veterinary Services

BQP is the largest pig producer in the UK working with over 350 partnership farmers to supply high welfare, quality pork products to premium markets.  Part of Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd, we are a totally integrated business and proud of our ‘farm to fork’ approach.

Forward- thinking and leading in the field of ‘out- door born’ pig production, we are now looking to recruit a Veterinary Services Manager to lead our progressive veterinary team that are based in East Anglia and the North. 

The successful candidate will head up our veterinary practice, leading a team of circa 20 people including specialist veterinary surgeons, 3rd party vets and accountability for our dispensary.  The key objective being to maintain the highest standards of pig herd health and welfare on our partnership farms through the delivery of exemplary clinical standards. 

You will develop, manage and implement clinical strategies to maintain animal health and welfare within the business. You will also be responsible for the continued development and effective running of the dispensary services, provide technical support to the business on behalf of key customers, represent the business on key industry stakeholder groups and ensure the continuous professional development of veterinary skills within the team.

The ideal candidate will ideally be an experienced qualified MRCVS vet with knowledge of outdoor pig production systems and the technical knowhow to drive excellence in animal health.  Above all, you will have proven leadership skills and a hands-on approach, be a clear communicator and motivator of people with a passion and drive to deliver continuous Improvement through your team. 

What we offer:

A competitive remuneration package including company car, medical insurance and relocation support if required. 

Part of an international organisation and industry leading, we also offer the opportunity to attend industry conferences and networking opportunities industry/worldwide.

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