***Receptionist – Full Time***
We are looking for a professional and friendly full-time (40 hours per week) receptionist to join the rest of our team in creating a warm atmosphere to welcome and assist clients and their pets in our busy veterinary surgery.
You need exceptional customer service and communication skills, an ability to work under pressure, and to be computer literate. We are looking for someone that has excellent literacy and numeracy skills, effective administrative skills and pays attention to detail.
Not only will this role be client facing – booking appointments, answering phones, advising clients, but it will also involve general administrative duties, working closely with the rest of the team to ensure all tasks are completed.
A talent for some areas of digital marketing – Facebook post content writing, writing veterinary blog posts for the website and managing the business Facebook page would be a plus.
The role requires flexibility with shifts – the reception team is on site from 08:30 to 19:00 on weekdays, so shifts vary between these times. The role also requires working up to 2 in 4 Saturday mornings, depending on the needs of the rota.
Previous veterinary reception experience an advantage. Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply, please complete the Application Form below and email it with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers in the Veterinary Profession
We are an approved veterinary nurse training centre – with a strong affiliation to our local Plumpton College, which is near Lewes. www.plumpton.ac.uk
Places are very limited on their courses, so the demand is very high. Our very hardworking vet nurse trainees will all tell you that the 3 year course is demanding, but incredibly rewarding.
We pride ourselves on the amount of support we give to our trainees, which helps produce very high standards – and an almost 100% pass rate.
If you are interested in a place, please contact us by writing a letter to the Head Nurse, with your areas of studies and any interests you may have. We prefer a hand-written letter please!
Vet Nurse Training
RCVS Approved Centre
Careers Advice for Students
We get lots of enquiries from young people considering veterinary medicine or nursing as a career.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has good information on its website – www.rcvs.org.uk
Like most veterinary practices, we have a constant stream of people wanting to spend time with us to see what our work and lives are like.
From young people hooked on Vets in Practice, through to teenagers seriously considering a future career.
We try to encourage applicants of any level to come along and see the realities of life in a mixed general veterinary practice.
We do give priority to students already studying for a veterinary degree and needing to gain practical experience as an important part of the course.
We have to restrict our intake of younger students due to the large number of applications, but if you are interested, please fill in the contact form on the Contact page and attach a copy of your CV – we’ll get back to you.
“Dear everyone at Heathfield Vets,
Thank you so much for an amazing 2 weeks!
I have enjoyed every moment of working and getting to know you all.
The friendliness you have shown towards me not only goes to show what nice people you all are, but also what a great team you make together.
Thank you all for taking the time to help teach me and gain experience, it is truly appreciated.
With love from, Mr K
“Dear Heathfield Vets Team,
I really appreciate the time and energy you took to teach me and thank you for your patience!
I learned a lot and also had a great time here! I really hope to see you again in the future. It has been a great experience and I’m so happy to have met every one of you.
Thank you for everything! Hope you’ll enjoy the turkish delights.”
Miss G (student)