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Government Veterinary Officer, Isle of Man, Competitive Salary and Relocation Package

Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture - Isle of Man Government
Thie Slieau Whallian
£47,998 to £55,860 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2023

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Veterinary Surgeon
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About the role and our team

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

As a Veterinary Officer, you will have a broad and wide range of responsibilities, so no two days are the same and you will always have new challenges to enjoy.

Based at our stunning facility in St John’s you will be able to enjoy the Island’s rich cultural heritage and beautiful countryside working in one of the most tranquil locations on the Isle of Man.

As a Veterinary Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of veterinary field and administrative services on the island. You will need to have excellent communication skills as you will be working with a wide range of stakeholders. You will also have experience in large animal or mixed practice and experience in animal welfare.

Along with the more operational and practical aspects of the job, this role also offers the opportunity to influence policy and at a strategic level. You'll have the opportunity to help to develop strategy for the Isle of Man Animal Welfare Bill and work towards Our Island Plan.

As part of the Animal Health Team, 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.

If this sounds like the right next step for you, we’d love to hear from you!

What can this role offer me?

You will be based at the Island's first 'eco-office' which is nestled in beautiful green surroundings. The building has been awarded the highest rating of excellence possible under BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), in terms of its sustainable design and environmental performance.

You will get to enjoy the Island’s rich cultural heritage and beautiful countryside whilst working in a varied and professionally satisfying role. Helping to safeguard and promote animal health and welfare for the benefit of the environment and the Island’s economy.

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. You will also have access to the fantastic learning and development opportunities available at our in-house training facility LEaD.

The Department operates a flexi-time system and free car parking is available at our site at Thie Slieau Whallian. You will also have access to an on-site vehicle.

About the Island and relocating

A relocation package of £7,500 is available for this role to get you, your family and your belongings here safely. Receipts must be provided.

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore.

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit

How to find out more and apply

The closing date for this role is 2 July 2023.

Please quote reference: DOEF-016839

To apply, please complete your application via the Apply Now button. 


The Department works to protect and enhance the Island's natural assets within the core principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability; whilst optimising quality of life, international reputation, food production energy security and outdoor amenity.

DEFA works in partnership with all sectors of the Manx Community to protect and enhance the essentials of life – food, air, land and water and to minimise the impact of work activities and food borne and infectious disease on the people who live, work and visit our Island.  It has policy responsibility for animal health and welfare, environmental protection, food, farming and fisheries.

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