Job Information

Linnaeus Interim Clinical Nurse Manager in Sutton, United Kingdom

Job Title: Interim Clinical Nurse Manager

Salary: £36,600

Location: Maven Veterinary Care

Job Type: Fixed Term – 12 months

Hours: 40 hours per week plus equal share of weekend rota with time in lieu the following week

Are you ready for your next challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for an Interim Clinical Nurse Manager at Maven Veterinary Care, a multiple award-winning small animal practice with Gold Cat Friendly Clinic status and 4 Outstanding RCVS Awards, based in North Cheam, South London.

Applicants should have at least 3 years practice experience post registration and minimum one-year previous line manager experience. Clinical Coach experience would be an advantage.

Your role and responsibilities

We thrive to exceed expectations by providing expert care for our clients and their pets as we dedicate our time to look after them and keep them healthy.  As Clinical Nurse Manager, you will be an advocate for veterinary nursing. Leading from the front, creating a culture of continuous improvement, clinical excellence, and development. You will ensure that patients are managed as effectively as possible from a nursing perspective to support the practice while providing outstanding patient and client care.

The Clinical Nurse Manager is key to the business and will include the provision of, strategic, professional, and operational leadership for the nursing team and support staff at Maven. Providing a nursing voice at senior leadership level to support strong clinical, operational, and financial performance of the practice.

About us

We are a friendly team who enjoy a close relationship with our clients. We currently have 14 nurses with 2 SVNs, 9 vets (8 with post graduate certificates), and a supportive Client Care team. We are dedicated to excellent customer care, which helps us with our ultimate aim of keeping pets living as long, happy and healthy lives as possible.

We are well established in the area, our clients are dedicated and bonded, and they want the highest quality people to be looking after their pets. A typical day at Maven sees an interesting and varied caseload. There are a variety of 8-hour shifts to ensure nurses have the opportunity to rotate through their various disciplines. Our nurses are highly skilled and highly valued. They actively participate in daily rounds, monthly team meetings, all working towards improving patient care.

All nurses can utilise their skills in managing patients, Schedule 3 procedures, anaesthesia, surgery and consulting. They are encouraged and supported to follow their passions and drive their careers.

If you are interested in this role, we would love to hear from you. A detailed Job Description is available on request and informal enquires can be sent to Nicola Kerkhoff on

Applications should be made via the Maven Veterinary Care Careers portal with a CV and Letter of application

Benefits es

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

  • RCVS & VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • 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.

Don’t just take our word for it


Sarah Brennan RVN:

"I have been at Maven for over 10 years, what makes me stay is the support I have always received from the practice, both management and the other teams. We really are one big family, and everyone gets on very well. We work to a high standard and our patients receive nothing but the best care. Both within and across the teams everyone is very much willing to help each other and enjoy sharing our experiences and learning along the way".

Laura Underwood VCA:

I joined Maven as I have always wanted to work with animals and Maven looked like a great place to work, after going to the website and having a nose around I was more sure I wanted to work here. I stay at Maven because we have a fantastic team and all of us work together and care about each other whether we are reception, nurses, VCAs , vets or management. Maven really encourages VCAs to keep learning even if we want to stay as a VCA and not move up to nursing, they really care about our input and how we can be utilised more for the smooth running of the practice.