• Theatre Technician

    Location: Bramston Way, Southfields, Laindon, Essex Hours: Practice: Southfields Veterinary Specialists Salary: Practice Details Southfields Veterinary Specialists

Southfields is the new name in Referral services. It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in providing new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the-art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best in a friendly and supportive practice.


Your role and responsibilities

Southfields Veterinary Specialists is currently recruiting for a Theatre Technician to support our team of highly skilled Veterinary Surgeons and theatre nurses. This is an exciting time to join Southfields as we expand our offering and invest in new services.

As a highly motivated self-starter, you will work under the direction and supervision of our team of clinicians and Registered Veterinary Nurses to facilitate the delivery of gold standard patient care.

You will understand the importance of sterility in order to prepare, store and use equipment and surgical instruments safely and guarantee asepsis.

You will assist with stock management, including ordering of equipment, stock rotation and record keeping. You will contribute to the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and support the training of associates visiting the department.

With the support of the Senior Theatre Nurse, you will prioritise daily tasks to enable effective department workflow, ensuring all health and safety objectives are met and any concerns reported immediately.

You will maintain and contribute to a positive working environment and supportive culture, encouraging and supporting an open, transparent, and safe working environment

You will be exposed to cases from all disciplines. Referral experience is not essential, as full training will be provided.

This position requires the post holder to participate in a shift rota, including Bank and statutory holidays.

Opportunities for career development: Your excellent organisation skills and attention to detail will allow you to prepare operating theatres and surgical instruments for a wide range of elective and emergency procedures in line with Standard Operating Procedures.

We are seeking a highly motivated self-starter with:

  • The desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients
  • The ability to help develop and shape a growing service
  • The ability to work both independently, under your own initiative, and as part of a growing team

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work
  • Provide evidence of your Right to Work in the UK
  • Previous experience within a similar role would be advantageous



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • *Pro-rata for part-time associates
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance programme
  • 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.


We would love to hear from you, please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.

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