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Teach veterinary nursing: Careers in Teaching!

Kick-start your career in education at our Potters Bar centre!


Have you been there, done that and got the gown and gloves?

If so, why not share your knowledge and experience of veterinary nursing with the next generation? At The College of Animal Welfare we are currently recruiting for a number of teaching and educational support positions at our Potters Bar centre. Previous experience in education or teaching is not usually required, as successful candidates will join our training programme and be mentored as their career develops.

Take a look at what roles we’re recruiting for below, and make sure to sign up to hear about new vacancies at CAW as they arise…

Veterinary Nursing Lecturer

Due to the continued success and growth of our Potters Bar centre we’re currently recruiting for full time / part time or visiting lecturers.

Lecturing is perfect for those with a genuine enthusiasm and passion for their subject. The position will involve teaching on both the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing programmes, as well as supporting the delivery of the centres short courses.

The successful candidate will either be a veterinary surgeon or a degree qualified registered veterinary nurse. Teaching qualifications are desirable but not essential, as full training will be provided. We welcome applications from those who are currently employed in the veterinary profession and wish to explore career development opportunities.

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If you’re interested in becoming a lecturer, but aren’t sure whether it’s for you, read more about what it’s like to be a lecturer at CAW!

Clinical Skills Lecturer

We currently have a permanent vacancy for a Clinical Skills Lecturer at Potters Bar. The position will involve co-facilitating the delivery of practical skills teaching on both the Diploma and BSc (Hons) veterinary nurse programmes and providing NPL support and guidance to clinical coaches and students.

The successful candidate will be either an MRCVS or RVN and have recently acted in either a similar role or be an experienced clinical coach. Excellent communication and organisational skills, a keen eye for detail and a commitment to help students achieve are essential attributes for the role.

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Internal Quality Assurer

Due to expansion we currently have a vacancy for an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) to join our team at our Potters Bar centre.

As an Internal Quality Assurer, you will have a varied and interesting role providing support to veterinary practices, Clinical Coaches and students both in the workplace and in the college setting.

You will be responsible for managing key relationships between the College and employers and other stakeholders, and for carrying out internal quality assurance of Veterinary Nursing Training.

The successful applicant will be an MRCVS or RVN who can demonstrate excellent communication skills, self-motivation, be highly organised and exhibit attention to detail. If you are looking to further your career in academia this could be the ideal opportunity for you to gain valuable experience.

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If you’re interested in becoming an IQA, but aren’t sure whether it’s for you, read more about what it’s like to work as an IQA for The College of Animal Welfare.


If you’re keen to use your knowledge to help the next generation, but can’t see yourself leaving practice, have you considered training as a clinical coach?

Clinical coaches act as a mentor to veterinary nursing students in practice, and support them in completion of their Nursing Progress Log (NPL). We offer free clinical coach training to those working at CAW Training Practices, and those supporting CAW students.
View our upcoming clinical coach training sessions

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