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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Cliffe Vets, Lewes Surgery
Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2AH
up to £28K FTE DOE, Welcome Bonus of £1K
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Companion / Small animal
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type

Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Cliffe Vets, Lewes

The Role

If working as a part of a supportive team within a sort after practice in its local area is important to you, then Cliffe Vets in Lewes could be your ideal workplace. With a fantastic opportunity for an RVN to join their reputable and friendly team, now is your chance!

The role would be working part time covering 3 days a week, fixed days of Monday, Tuesday, and Friday but flexibility would be appreciated. Shifts would be 9 hours with OOH 1 every 2 weeks, 1 in 8 Friday night/Saturday morning and 1 in 8 Saturday/Sunday on call.

Your working day as an RVN at Cliffe Vets will be varied covering duties such as kennels, prep, theatre, consults, reception, and branch surgery cover, which is shared equally between all nurses. This opportunity will allow for great clinical exposure and lots of opportunities for professional growth!


  • The salary for this role is up to £28,000 per annum FTE depending on experience.
  • Welcome bonus of £1,000 for the successful RVN

About Us

Cliffe Veterinary Group is a large mixed practice with dedicated small animal, farm & equine departments. We are a progressive, well-equipped (TTA, ASIF, laparoscopy, digital radiography, endoscopy, ultrasound/doppler, etc). RCVS accredited practice with a varied surgical and medical caseload. We have a full-time laboratory technician who will run a very large range of diagnostics “in-house” to provide an exceptional level of care for our patients. We are located in the vibrant, historic market town of Lewes, just 10 miles from Brighton.

About the Team and Culture

Our small animal team comprises 10 Vets, 11 Nurses, and support staff. We are a friendly and diverse team, with several of us who have been here for many years. This is an opportunity to live and work in a beautiful area in the South Downs with great transport links to London and Gatwick.

We truly invest in our staff offering them the best professional development opportunities we can, with CPD fully encouraged and funded with additional study time offered for those working towards certificates. We have an open and supportive culture in practice and truly value the skills and company of all on the team.

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a passionate, confident, and qualified RVN. We promote a positive working environment so would like someone like-minded, with a positive attitude and can-do approach to tasks. Excellent bedside manner and great communication skills are also required for this position.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £550 CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch and quote reference BH8608.

To apply, please send your CV to Olivia via the APPLY button or call 07797724566 for more information.

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