Veterinary Nursing Vacancies at Reaseheath

Advanced Practitioner: £31,650 – £36,691 (L10 – L14) per annum

Lecturer/Course Manager: £26,613 – £35,424 (L6 – L13) per annum

Vet Nursing Practice Liaison & Liaison Assessor: £27,110 – £27779 (A30-A31) per annum

Closing Date:  Midnight, Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Assessment Centre Date: To be confirmed

Following successful accreditation by the RCVS of our undergraduate Veterinary Nursing programme, we are looking to recruit enthusiastic Veterinary Nursing educators to contribute to teaching and developing the next generation of Vet Nurses.

We have three positions available both of which would be suitable for a qualified RVN, ideally with five years experience within the sector. For the Advanced Practitioner and Lecturer/Course Manager positions you should also hold a minimum Level 6 qualification in a related discipline, and experience of teaching within Higher or Further education is desirable.

Reporting directly to the Programme Leader, the Lecturer/Course Manager will have direct responsibility for supporting the attainment and continuation of a group of students as well as active responsibility for maintaining academic quality and standards and a high quality student experience. You will teach on a range of modules from level 4 to Level 6 and support students in developing their knowledge, skills and competencies. This post would ideally suit an experienced lecturer or an early career starter as you will be supported in the completion of a relevant teaching qualification.

In addition to the above, the Advanced Practitioner postholder will also take responsibility for leading on the coordination, management and implementation of the practical examination of the RCVS Day One Skills and Competencies in the form of the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs).  The postholder will also deputise for the Programme Leader in matters relating to the implementation of the RCVS Standards Framework for Veterinary Nurse Education and Training. These additional responsibilities will be reflected in a reduced teaching commitment. This role would be particularly suited to an individual with experience of OSCE examinations.

For the Veterinary Nursing Practice Liaison Officer, the postholder should hold Registered Veterinary Nurse status and have a minimum level 3 qualification in a related discipline. Demonstrable evidence of relevant vocational experience is essential as is a desire to maintain a high level of academic quality and standards to provide a high quality student experience.  The role involves visiting students in their work placements so you should have a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle.

In all these roles you will be working alongside staff who are committed to supporting students with industry leading education that equips them with the skills they need to grow, progress and become the specialists they’ve always aspired to be.  We also want this for our staff and so we provide support for continuous professional development to help you to build your career with us.

University Centre Reaseheath is set within beautiful campus grounds in the heart of Cheshire.  Our Veterinary Nursing Centre includes specialist practical study areas including a clinical skills suite, diagnostic imaging suite and modern laboratories. Within the wider campus our facilities include a fully licensed zoo facility, accredited by BIAZA with an aquatics and exotics centre, mammal house and newly-furbished laboratories, a working farm set in 330 hectares, an Equestrian Centre with stabling, competition arenas and solarium, equissage and magnotherapy.

This is an exciting time for our University Centre Reaseheath as our Higher Education programmes continue to grow and develop. We are passionate about ensuring that our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge for the jobs of today and of tomorrow and we are looking for like-minded individuals who are committed to supporting students to realise their purpose. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who can demonstrate passion for their subject and an ability to communicate this passion to students, along with a drive to contribute to the successful future of higher level programme delivery at University Centre Reaseheath.

We can offer you: 

  • A developmental support package
  • The chance to shape our curriculum
  • Administrative support
  • A competitive benefits package

If you would like further information regarding these opportunities, please e-mail Sarah Hopkinson, Assistant Dean of Higher Education at University Centre Reaseheath (

Please note this role constitutes ‘regulated activity’ as defined by the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list information prior to starting employment. You must have the right to work in the UK and will be required to provide evidence to support this.

Veterinary Nursing Developments

Over recent months, we have been developing our new Veterinary Nursing Centre. The facilities provide space and equipment for this part of our curriculum, which continues to attract increasing numbers of students each year. The practical skills and new diagnostics suites are available for students to embed their practical skills.