• Lead Clinical Director

    Location: 39 Station Road West, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire Hours: Primary Care, Full time Practice: Village Vet (Whittlesford) Salary: Competitive Practice Details Village Vet (Whittlesford)

Our Vision:

‘To be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit’.

Village Vet is a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary group with small and medium-sized first opinion practices, four large 24-hour hospitals and a referral centre. Village Vet is based in London, Hertfordshire, and Cambridge. We believe in supporting and investing in our team, investing in our facilities, and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion or specialist care. Our Associates are motivated and encouraged to gain additional qualifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group. We have a strong recognisable brand, and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 400 staff members across our 30 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.


Your role and responsibilities 

Village Vet is seeking a Lead Clinical Director to manage and deliver clinical activities and financial performance across our Cambridgeshire region. The region has four practices and two hospitals (Whittlesford, Milton, Longstanton, Cottenham, Meldreth and Royston). These practices and hospitals have successfully served their communities for decades and have an excellent reputation. You will shape the region, leading by example via excellent communication skills, ensuring smooth working relationships between your teams, Central Support, and other practices within Linnaeus.

You will ensure that excellent clinical quality, Associate well-being, and engagement are an integral part of your business outputs, alongside a culture of being committed to excellence.

Working with the Regional Director and Central Support, you will:

  • Ensure the delivery & development of the highest quality clinical services
  • Actively promote a positive attitude to maintain health and mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Oversee Clinical Standards & Quality Improvement
  • Ensure the highest levels of patient and client care through active leadership and engagement of practice teams
  • Set clinical and business strategies for the business units
  • Lead Senior Leadership Teams within the Cambridgeshire region to ensure delivery of key business objectives
  • Oversee all critical areas of the region, for example, leadership, business performance, Human resources (HR), Health & Safety (H&S) and Client Care
  • Lead and facilitate a culture of respect, collaboration, and engagement to drive wellbeing, harmony, quality, and productivity
  • Plan and deliver financial targets within your region.



  • Competitive Salary
  • Certificates encouraged and funding available
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + birthday leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E Car purchase scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.


Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success, and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons, and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.


If you would like to apply for this position or would simply like to discuss in a little more detail – please contact [email protected] or complete the application form below. 

Closing date: 19th August 2022

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