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Veterinary Surgeon

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
181019 Vet Grimsby
Location
North East Lincolnshire

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Based at Grimsby animal hospital
Contract Type: Both permanent and 12 month fixed term, full-time available. Accommodation potentially provided
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 4 January 2019

What is the role?

Looking for a better work / life balance with support from an excellent, well-structured charity organisation?

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our Grimsby animal hospital team to carry out first opinion small animal veterinary work, including consultations, diagnostic investigations, surgical procedures and inpatient care. You will have the opportunity to manage your own clinical cases from start to finish and you will be working in a modern hospital environment with access to an extensive range of diagnostic and surgical equipment including digital x ray, ultrasound, various scopes and more.

Working in a purpose built hospital with excellent clinical standards, alongside 11 Vets and 23 RVNs. Experience preferred but more importantly the right person to fit in with our friendly and supportive team.

Excellent work life balance - working on a rota with lieu time given and competitive benefits.

Our animal hospital in Grimsby is in a fantastic location, close to both beautiful countryside and beaches with low cost standard of living including housing. The area has excellent schools and good transport links, with Humberside Airport being only 20 minutes away.

Key responsibilities will include:

• General clinical and surgical work, as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon or Senior Veterinary Surgeon, in accordance with daily rotas
• Adhering to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Code of Professional conduct
• Adhering to Blue Cross policies and follow Blue Cross procedures and guidelines
• Complying with Health and Safety and COSHH policies
• Maintaining accurate and up-to-date clinical treatment records

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving license

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Competitive salary
• Accommodation could potentially be included
• Generous holiday allowance
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Type
Permanent


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Pet Health Adviser

London

Job Ref
181205 Victoria Pet Health Adviser
Location
London
Salary
£15,910 - £19,795 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Job Title: Pet Health Adviser
Location: Clinical, London
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 5.2
Closing Date: 19 December 2018

What is the role?
Blue Cross Victoria hospital is a busy 24/7 veterinary hospital providing care for pets of owners who can’t afford private veterinary fees. Pet Health Advisers are a key role in the effective delivery of our services and in ensuring the best outcome for our patients and their owners by providing the highest level of customer service. They are the link between our clients and the clinical team and will have the ability to build relationships with clients, their pets and all members of the hospital teams.

This is a very mixed roll requiring flexibility and the ability to turn your hand to any task required from providing a friendly, calm and professional welcoming service to assisting with clinical tasks within the hospital and carrying out daily animal care duties.

Pet Health Advisers are able to adapt to individual clients needs in what is a busy and demanding environment demonstrating empathy and understanding. They have a genuine desire to improve the lives of pets and their owners and be proactive in the promotion and delivery of Blue Cross aims.

This is a full time role of 42 hours per week on a rota covering weekends and Bank Holidays. Due, however, to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, and this post, it will be necessary to exceed these hours when the work load demands.

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:

• Good standard of secondary education including English and Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent
• Experience of dealing and interacting with a wide variety of the general public and their enquiries
• Experience of working in a busy reception/front of house environment
• An understanding of IT functions (Word, Outlook, Excel) and social media
• Experience of caring for/handling animals
• Understanding of the importance of a clean, comfortable environment for animals
• Ability to work under pressure

It would also be great if you had:

• Previous experience of working in the charity/voluntary sector
• An understanding of confidentiality and Data Protection legislation
• Previous experience of a busy hospital/clinic environment
• Qualification in Animal Care or similar
• Qualification in customer service or similar
• Understanding of animal health, wellbeing and behaviour

What’s in it for me?
Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £15,910 - £19,795 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
42 hours per week on a rota covering weekends and Bank Holidays


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Veterinary Nurse, Hammersmith (full time)

London

Job Ref
181128 Vet Nurse Hammersmith
Location
London
Salary
Competitive salary

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Hammersmith animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 4 January 2019

What is the role?

Come and join a fantastic charity team where you will see a huge variety of cases and get the job satisfaction you deserve, using your nursing skills to their full potential. We have a vacancy for a Veterinary Nurse at our animal hospital in Hammersmith. You will work Monday to Friday, 42 hours per week.

With proven experience as a qualified Veterinary Nurse, you will have good interpersonal skills and the confidence to communicate effectively with people at all levels both internally and externally. You will be resourceful, efficient and well organised with the ability to share information and ideas.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Fully qualified Veterinary Nurse
• Registered with RCVS
• Confident in all aspects of veterinary nursing
• Demonstrable customer service skills
• Use of computerised records

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of running nurse clinics
• Laboratory skills

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Competitive salary
• Opportunity to work with a fantastic team and great facilities
• Opportunities for career and salary progression
• Low rent accommodation is available for up to 12 months
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Standby Veterinary Surgeon

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
181205 Standby Vet
Location
North East Lincolnshire

Job Title: Standby Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Based at Grimsby animal hospital
Contract Type: Standby

What is the role?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897!

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity and to gain experience within a supportive, well-structured charity organisation?

Blue Cross improves the lives of pets and people by providing a 24/7 first class veterinary service caring for pets of owners who can’t afford private veterinary fees.

We are currently recruiting for Standby Veterinary Surgeons to provide holiday/sickness cover on an ad-hoc basis within our Grimsby animal hospital team.

You will carry out first opinion small animal veterinary work, including consultations, diagnostic investigations, surgical procedures and inpatient care at our animal hospitals. You will be working in a modern, purpose built hospital with an extensive range of diagnostic and surgical equipment including digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopes and more.

In our large friendly and supportive team of 11 Vets and 23 RVNs, we pride ourselves on our excellent clinical standards.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
• UK small animal experience

If you feel you have what it takes to be considered for this role please contact us today, we are waiting to hear from you!

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Type
Temporary Contract


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Veterinary Surgeon

London

Job Ref
181211 Vet Surgeon Victoria
Location
London

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Victoria animal hospital, London
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 6 January 2019

What is the role?

Blue Cross is a 24 hour charity hospital providing veterinary treatment for animals belonging to those people whose financial circumstances do not allow them to afford private veterinary fees. The range of work carried out within Blue Cross animal hospitals is similar to that in private practice. We offer a high-quality working environment with extensive onsite facilities including digital X-Ray, onsite lab, endoscopy, ultrasound, infusion pumps, a large multidisciplinary veterinary team and a separate dedicated night team.

We have a vacancy for a Veterinary Surgeon. Applicants must be MRCVS and have significant experience in a small animal practice. The Victoria hospital sees a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases, both surgical and medical, so it is desirable that candidates have some small animal experience.

You will have a caring attitude to animals and owners and will be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients, with a natural affinity for all aspects of practical animal care and the ability to work in a team. In addition to dealing with emergency and routine clinical and surgical work as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon, you will be flexible and dynamic to fit in with the night team duties on the rota.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving licence

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Competitive salary
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life insurance

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Full Time
Type
Temporary Contract


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Rehoming

Veterinary Supervisor

Devon

Job Ref
181205 Vet Supervisor
Location
Devon
Salary
£20,640 - £24,000 per annum

Job Title: Veterinary Supervisor
Location: Tiverton Rehoming Centre, Devon
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.1
Closing Date: 19 December 2018

What is the role?
The Veterinary Supervisor is responsible for a pet’s veterinary journey through the centre. Ensuring the health of pets in Blue Cross care is efficiently monitored and treatments administered, and organising surgery and vet visits so that pets can be rehomed without unnecessary delay. You will manage the collaboration with our veterinary partners, and ensure that we are working within our organisational scope of service. You will be managing the clinical administration and the centre’s veterinary budget. You will work closely with the other Supervisors and the Animal Behaviour Coordinator to inform rehoming recommendations for pets. You will be responsible for a team of Animal Welfare Assistants, who you will inspire, coach and performance manage. The Veterinary Supervisor along with the other Supervisors, will deputise for the Centre Manager in their absence.

This is a full time role of 42 hours per week to include weekend and bank holiday working on a rota basis. Due, however, to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, and this post, it will be necessary to exceed these hours when the work load demands.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Experience of working in a veterinary environment with knowledge of veterinary procedures, including practical skills
• Experience of caring for dogs, cats and small animals in a rehoming or similar environment
• Experience of working in a busy customer service environment
• Experience of performance management, supervising and mentoring a team
• The ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands
• Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Experience of working within a budget
• Excellent communication, literacy, numerical, IT and administrative skills
• Valid manual driving licence

It would also be great if you had:
• A Registered Veterinary Nurse qualification
• Experience matching pets with potential new owners or working in a welfare environment
• Understanding of modern behaviour theory and practice
• Media Skills qualification or competence with media related IT packages
• Public speaking or training experience
• Cash handling experience
• IOSHH Qualification

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £20,640 - £24,000 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Retail

Assistant Shop Manager - Hungerford

Berkshire

Job Ref
181127 ASM Hungerford
Location
Berkshire
Salary
£9,099 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Hungerford
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (21 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 18 December 2018

What is the role?

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do. As Assistant Manager you will assist in achieving and maximising shop sales and profits, identifying income opportunities, recruiting and motivating a team of volunteers and delivering excellent customer service. Additionally you will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will work 21 hours per week over three days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £9,099 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

For the full details of this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
21 hours per week over three days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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Assistant Shop Manager - Northallerton

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
181206 ASM Northallerton
Location
North Yorkshire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Northallerton
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 20 December 2018

What is the role?

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do. As Assistant Manager you will assist in achieving and maximising shop sales and profits, identifying income opportunities, recruiting and motivating a team of volunteers and delivering excellent customer service. Additionally you will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will work 14 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £6,066 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

For the full details of this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
14 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

Senior Database Services Officer

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
181128 Senior Database Services Officer
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£24,080 - £28,000 per annum

Job Title: Senior Database Services Officer
Location: Carterton Offices
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 6 January 2019

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting a Senior Database Services Officer to work with the Database Services Manager to enable access and use of data resources to best serve Blue Cross interests in terms of deriving income and other value from all relevant database assets.

This is a full time role, for the full details of the role please see the attached job description.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Experience of working in a database or CRM role.
• Experience of database interrogation tools and providing insight solutions to internal customers
• A strong customer service approach in everything you do
• Knowledge of GDPR and data protection legislation
• Line management and good communication skills
• Strong project management and organisational skills
• An ability to work quickly and efficiently and turn projects round in a short period of time
• Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously
• A full manual UK driving licence

It would also be great if you had:
• A level education or equivalent
• Full manual driving licence
• Experience of working in a Database or CRM role
• Experience of working with internal customers and helping them to gain insight and understanding from their customer/supporter data
• Experience of working with a variety of database solutions with particular knowledge of CARE
• Experience of reporting and generating supporter and customer insight
• Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good literacy and numeracy skills

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £24,080 - £28,000 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Strategic Planning

Data & Insights Analyst

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
181213 Data & Insights Analyst
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£23,220 – 27,000 per annum

Job Title: Data & Insights Analyst, Strategic Business Planning Directorate
Location: Burford offices, Oxfordshire
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 2 January 2019

What is the role?
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Planning & Innovation team and help drive Data and Insight forward for Blue Cross, ultimately helping us to reach more pets in need. As part of the team you will be responsible for providing actionable and understandable insight to help drive evidence-based decision making for the organisation, with a focus on the Pet Services, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications directorates. This will involve the production of organisation KPI’s, monthly operational reporting, quarterly Board reports and ad-hoc analysis, in addition to working with internal customers to develop new reports.

The role presents considerable development opportunities as reporting is migrated from Microsoft Excel to Power BI over the coming year, providing significantly enhanced capability and bringing people from around the charity closer to our data.

This is a full time role of 35 hours per week Monday to Friday. Due, however, to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, and this post, it will be necessary to exceed these hours when the work load demands.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Degree or equivalent
• Significant experience of producing dashboards for different levels of management within the organisation using MS excel and other BI tools.
• Excellent analytical skills incorporating statistical methods, to identify a problem, analyse cause and present findings clearly.
• Visual design aptitude for visualising results and high attention to detail for report creation to enable non-technical audiences to quickly understand the information provided.
• Comfortable to use SQL Server (2012).
• Extremely proficient user of MS Excel.
• High aptitude and willingness for learning new tools.
• Excellent customer engagement skills; great at building successful relationships with people from different levels across the charity to understand their requirements and support them in accessing and understanding the relevant data and insight.
• Happy to work independently and as part of a team, both with direct team members and people across the charity.
• Good organisation skills to ensure that personal workload is well managed, work is delivered to agreed deadlines and internal customer expectations met.

It would also be great if you had experience of:
• Not for profit organisations.
• Experience of MS Power BI

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £23,220 – 27,000 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

Please note that short-listed applicants will be invited to interview on Thursday 10th January 2019.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Strategic Planning
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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