Education Assistant

Join the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and help promote excellence in the veterinary profession.

The role:

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, based near Gloucester, has a fantastic opportunity for an entry level Education Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our in-house education team based near Gloucester.

The Association delivers a full programme of courses contributing to the Continuing Professional Development of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. The Education Assistant will participate in and contribute to the effective and efficient organisation of the Association’s CE (Continued Education) offering.

This is a varied role and duties will include general administration tasks for the running of our courses and examinations, support enquiries, undertake reception duties when delegates attend courses at BSAVA HQ, overseeing facilities within the venue, and hosting our online courses.


Skills and experience:

The successful candidate will be a friendly, extremely well organised individual with exceptional customer service skills and attention to detail. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, as well as general IT skills. Experience in using online platforms such as Zoom/Teams would be an advantage. You will have an eye for attention to detail and take pride in your work. The right person will be able to work well within a busy team, as well as being able to work using your own initiative to tight deadlines.

Previous administration and/or events experience is an advantage, but not essential as full training will be given.

The candidate must be flexible to occasionally work outside of normal office hours.  A full UK driving licence is required for this role.


About the BSAVA:

The BSAVA is a professional membership association which exists to advance care for companion animals. With a membership of more than 10,000 veterinary surgeons, vet nurses and students, we work in the UK and internationally to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science, by facilitating training, conducting research and developing policy. Each year we deliver numerous education courses, host the largest small animal Congress in Europe, and publish books, manuals, apps and magazines.


This post sits within the Education department and reports to the Senior Education Coordinator.

Our reward package for this role includes a basic salary of between £21,000 – £22,000 per annum (depending on national minimum wage requirements and experience).  We offer generous employer pension contributions starting at 7% and increasing up to 10% with length of service.


We also offer:

  • Holiday starting at 25 days (plus bank holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 28 days.
  • The BSAVA positively supports hybrid working for our employees, meaning you can work at home for two days a week and we also have a comprehensive Flexible Working Policy.
  • Life assurance of 4 x annual salary.
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and a network of mental health first aiders. Plus, Company sick pay, access to private medical insurance upon completion of 12 months’ service, occupational health service and annual flu vaccinations.
  • Training and development
  • We have free onsite parking, and for those who wish to cycle, we offer a cycle to work scheme which provides a discounted purchase of a bicycle and accessories for healthy, low carbon travel.
  • Last but by no means least, we have regular social activities and events for those who wish to join!


And we are:

Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer for a charity or not for profit organisation.

Committed to supporting sustainability in our work and in the veterinary profession.  The Association has completed a certified carbon audit and has been awarded Bronze accreditation with Investors in the Environment.

So, if you are bold and innovative, strive for excellence whilst taking ownership and accountability of your work, show passion for what you do and work effectively in a team – then you’ll be a great fit for the Association.


How to apply:

Please submit your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements in the role description on the vacancies page on our website, to Shell Lambert, Education Manager .

By applying for this position, you are consenting to the information on your CV being held by the Association for six months.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) underpins our belief that we can make the Association stronger through the unique contributions we can all bring.  We create inclusive teams aligned to our values and encourage applications from a diverse range of suitably qualified candidates.