Examination Officer – Part time (20 hours per week)

Remote role, flexible working pattern. 

Salary: £21,334 – £26,667 per annum (full time equivalent of £40,000 to £50,000)  

Closing date: 1st November 2023 

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

The role:  

Due to the continued expansion of the BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Programmes, the BSAVA are seeking to recruit a veterinary practitioner as an additional Examination Officer for our PGCert programmes. The successful candidate will provide veterinary support to the examination process by liaising with examiners in the creation of exam papers, supporting the question writing process, ensuring robust standard setting and monitoring, and providing examination support to students. Training and support will be provided, and you will be working alongside another experienced Examination Officer, so this role may suit someone looking to take their first step into veterinary education on a part-time basis.  

Skills and experience: 

The ideal candidate will hold a veterinary degree and be registered as (or eligible to be) a Member of the RCVS (MRCVS). They will have clinical experience of working as a vet in small animal practice in the UK, with a good understanding of a wide range of clinical disciplines. Excellent communication skills, team working abilities and organisation are essential. 

Previous experience working within undergraduate or postgraduate veterinary examination settings, a post graduate qualification in education or a postgraduate certificate in a clinical subject, are all desirable but not essential as training and support will be provided.  

Additional details can be found in the role description.

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 is a part-time and flexible role working 20 hours per week within the Education department, and reports to the Academic Manager.  

Our reward package for this role includes a basic salary of between £21,334 – £26,667 per annum (full time equivalent of £40,000 to £50,000). In addition, 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) pro rata, rising by 1 day each year up to 28 days. 
  • Life assurance of 4 x annual salary. 
  • Access to a free legal helpline where you can ask our specialist lawyers for legal advice on an array of topics. 
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and a network of mental health first aiders.  
  • Company sick pay, access to private medical insurance upon completion of 12 months’ service, occupational health service and annual flu vaccinations. 
  • Funded CPD, training, and development 
  • 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, and we would love to hear from you. 

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: Laura Haddock (Academic Manager) via l.haddock@bsava.com 

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the role, please contact Laura Haddock using the email address above.  

Closing date: 1st November 2023 

Interviews to be held week commencing 27th November 

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.