Vice Principal, Clinical Services

London, United Kingdom
07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK's largest and longest-established independent veterinary school and a Member Institution of the University of London. Beside our two main academic campuses, our facilities include the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, the largest small animal referral hospital in Europe, two first opinion small animal practices and we offer both first opinion and referral equine services. The RVC is also home to the London BioScience Innovation Centre in Camden, London’s first centre for early-stage life science companies. Today, the RVC offers an impressive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, with a student population of over 2,500. We have over 150 research-active academic staff, involved in programmes that address both basic and clinical problems in the biosciences, with applications across human and veterinary medicine. Our programmes have international appeal and attract students who go on to become practicing veterinarians, research scientists, veterinary nurses and leaders in industry and government.

Critical to the RVC’s mission is its offer of high quality clinical and diagnostic services, providing excellent animal care to the public and supporting both our educational and research objectives. Our clinical services account for approximately 20% of the RVC’s income. We are now looking to appoint a new Vice Principal (Clinical Services) to lead our commercial clinical activities. As a member of the senior executive, the Vice Principal (Clinical Services) will report to the Principal and be responsible for leading the development of strategies to promote and enhance the RVC’s performance in clinical services. Working in association with the relevant Heads of Department, they will also have responsibility for supporting the development of staff engaged in clinical educational and commercial activities. The appointee will have oversight of the facilities as well as key strategic partnerships.

Strong candidates will bring experience of the veterinary business and the ability to lead and develop our clinical services and promote them in a competitive environment. They will bring evidence of strategic thinking, strong commercial acumen, and excellent communication skills. Candidates are not necessarily expected to have prior experience of working within Higher Education but will need to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation in relation to research and teaching.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Royal Veterinary College on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference IATALC. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by Midday 24th March 2023

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