University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site
Clinical Director of Equine Services
Salary range: Grade 12, band 1: £72,689 - £92,038 Grade 12, band 2: £89,362 - £109,865 Appointment according to qualifications and experience
Applications are invited for the role of Clinical Director of Equine Services. This is an exciting opportunity to provide key leadership in the Cambridge Equine Hospital (CEH), which is an integral part of Clinical Services at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, to ensure that the equine teams deliver excellence in clinical teaching, clinical research and clinical service work. You will be an outstanding clinical leader of international standing in the equine field, and will be responsible for developing and sustaining a national and international reputation for the CEH. You will lead and direct primary care and hospital based equine clinical services, facilitating their smooth running alongside other clinical and support disciplines. You will lead and contribute to clinical teaching of undergraduate students, and supervision of postgraduate veterinary surgeons training programmes within equine, with overall responsibility for equine Clinical Training Scholars.
You will play a key role in the management structures of the Department, will manage the equine teams, including nursing and support staff, and will be expected to ensure optimal coverage across all disciplines. You will act as the interface between the equine clinics and research, to facilitate the expansion of clinical caseload in the areas of current clinical research to assist and collaborate with diverse research groups in the Department.
You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership; be an active Diplomate of a European or American College in an equine veterinary specialism. A higher degree in a relevant discipline and/or a teaching qualification are desirable.
You must have substantial practical experience in equine practice, and in state of the art private referral practice, and substantial experience of line management. You must have documented experience of clinical veterinary student teaching, and training of postgraduate veterinary surgeons; and evidence of academic endeavour (e.g. published papers).
You must have excellent interpersonal, communication, teaching and problem-solving skills; sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students; and demonstrate discretion in dealing with clients and patients.
Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk
To apply: click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section of the advertisement published on the University’s Job Opportunities web pages. This will take you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account and log in before completing the online application form. You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae and a brief statement about how your experience fits the profile for this role.
Closing date for applications: 17 February 2020
Interview Date: Will be confirmed after the closing date