Nurse and PCA Training Coordinator

Are you a veterinary nurse with a passion for teaching and training? We have just the role for you overseeing the training and support of our RVNs, including Nurse Interns, Student VNs and Patient Care Assistants (PCAs).

The Ralph is an independent multidisciplinary specialist referral centre for dogs and cats in beautiful Marlow, Bucks, west of London. We are just off the A404 with easy access from the M4 and M40 motorways. Our hospital will soon be five years old, and Team Ralph now consists of ~240 Ralphers, many of whom are nurses or PCAs.

Julia (see photo) will soon be going on extended leave, and Lisa (our other Nurse & PCA Training Coordinator) needs help! The available role is a 12-month fixed-term position to begin with. It may then become a permanent position when Julia returns. We are ideally looking for someone who can work full-time.

The Ralph is a truly multidisciplinary referral centre with specialists in all our clinical disciplines and a large team of Senior Nurses. We have a large, diverse and interesting caseload. We are committed to the teaching and training of all Ralphers so they can provide the best possible care to our patients, enjoy and feel confident in their work and develop professionally.

The Nurse and PCA Training Coordinator role is about overseeing the training and support of our RVNs, including Nurse Interns, Student VNs and Patient Care Assistants. The key elements are as follows:

– Design and deliver training programs, ensuring alignment with The Ralph’s ethos.
– Regularly assess training needs, develop comprehensive materials, and evaluate training effectiveness.
– Organise and promote in-house CPD sessions, maintaining relevant training records and facilities.
– Collaborate closely with management on training needs and planning.
– Provide feedback regarding training impact and proactively engage with relevant teams on clinical governance and patient safety.
– Stay updated with The Ralph’s policies, procedures, and current training methods.
– Assist with onboarding plans for new staff members and facilitate understanding of relevant processes and SOPs.
– Coordinate with the Centre (college) on training requirements, manage apprenticeship funds, and ensure appropriate enrollment and funding for Diploma students.
– Plan, implement, and review Nurse Internships, playing an active role in recruitment, performance monitoring, and pastoral care of interns.
– Organise relevant training sessions and keep stakeholders informed on the progress of all interns.
– Monitor and support the performance of clinical supervisors and mentors.
– Participate in quality assurance processes, adhering to Centre and RCVS guidelines, including coordination of quality visits.

Other key information:

> Full-time salary: £30,000-40,000 depending on related experience and additional  qualifications
> Twelve-month fixed-term contract (potential to become permanent)
> Up to one day a week working from home (if desired)
> Weekdays only, no weekends or Bank Holidays
> One-hour paid lunch break per full working day
> Twenty-five days of annual leave
> Employee share options
> Generous CPD allowance and support for professional subscriptions and memberships
> Generous staff pet discounts.


The Ralph is a workplace that focuses on core values, culture, vision and mission. We emphasise kindness, compassion and empathy for all our communities. As an independent hospital, we have the freedom and flexibility to chart our own course.


  • Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)
  • English-speaking (native, bilingual, professional)


  • Full-time Salary: £30,000-40,000 DOE
  • Others: See main advert

To Apply

Please email [email protected] (PA to Shailen Jasani; Founder, CEO & Clinical Director). Applications should include an up-to-date CV and a cover letter.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 3rd November 2023.

The start date is flexible for the right candidate, but ideally as soon as possible.

We would love to hear from you if you want to be part of a team delivering exceptional, compassionate, ethical veterinary care in a growing independent hospital.

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