Would you like to work for a multi-award-winning, well-established practice?
Stanley House Veterinary Group was established in 1911, we offer high quality, first opinion veterinary care to small animals, horses and farm animals in Pendle, Burnley and the surrounding areas. We are an approved veterinary nurse training centre and an approved member of the Royal College Practice Standards Scheme. We have great facilities which will allow for good case work, including a state-of-the-art DR digital x -ray machine with cloud base image storage, ECG, flexible endoscope, ultrasound scanner, tonometer, infusion pumps and a well-equipped lab including an electrolyte analyser.
Pendle offers a wide variety of leisure activities, for walking and hiking enthusiasts, we are situated in the northeast of Lancashire, nestled between the Ribble Valley and the Pennine Way. The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is on our doorstep and the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, and Bronte Country are all within easy reach. For people who enjoy the city life, the vibrant cities of Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds are within easy reach by road or public transport and offer excellent shopping and night life.
About the area
We do think it’s important to help employees, especially someone new to the area, find a good work life balance and Pendle offers a wide variety of leisure activities.
For running, walking and hiking enthusiasts we are situated in the north east of Lancashire, nestling between the Ribble Valley and the Pennine Way, Pendle is a largely rural area dominated by the iconic Pendle Hill. The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is on our door step and the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Bronte Country are all within easy reach.
We have two golf courses in Pendle and a sailing club on Burwains reservoir.
We have the stunning Crow Wood Leisure and Equine Centre and the luxurious Woodland Spa close by. https://crowwoodhotel.com/
The area is home to cycling Olympian and world champion, Steven Burke MBE and for the cycling enthusiast there is a cycling club that meets regularly at the Steven Burke closed road cycle circuit. There’s also the annual Colne Grand Prix cycle race. For the more extreme off-road biking there are plenty of trails at Gisburn Forest approximately 8 miles away from Colne.
Our corporate gym membership gives access to 4 gyms plus you can also use a further 13 leisure centres throughout East Lancashire, including fun pools and you can also receive discounts on spa treatments.
For people who enjoy city life, the vibrant cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds are within easy reach by road or public transport and offer excellent shopping and night life.
We also have fantastic access to the motorway network and major airports.
Find out more at www.visitpendle.com
We are delighted to have won the BVHA design awards and our head nurse, Kira was awarded the exemplary VN educator of the year. We are also very honoured to have won the 2016- 2017 Pendle Employer of the Year in our local business awards for investing in our employees and providing a supportive working environment. We have also been highly commended in the SPVS Wellbeing awards, twice.
In 2019 we were very proud that our amazing Head Nurse, Kira was awarded the exemplary VN educator of the year.
In 2019 we were absolutely delighted to win an award at the BVHA design awards. https://tinyurl.com/4c68u9hc
We are very honoured to have won the 2016- 2017 Pendle Employer of the Year in our local business awards for investing in our staff and providing a supportive work environment. In 2018 -2019 we were very pleased to be the runner up selected from many applications. https://tinyurl.com/ywv7eafm
We have also been highly commended in the SPVS Wellbeing awards twice.
We have a friendly and supportive team. As a practice, we do take part in several social events. Over the last few years, we have taken part in the annual charity Pendle Pub Walk covering 13 miles and visiting a few pubs for refreshments on the way! Many of our employees enjoy taking part in activities, often raising money for various charities.
· We recognise we all spend a lot of time at work, and we want our employees to have a great work life balance and enjoy their role
· We have a team of RVNs working 24/7 at Colne, which is extremely beneficial to the Vets who do on-call, and greatly enhances in-patient care
· Up to 38 days holiday a year, with a holiday buy back scheme, too, for those who love to travel.
· We have 15-minute appointments.
· We have team meetings so all our employees can contribute to the success of our practice and ensure everyone is listened to.
· We offer a generous CPD allowance of £1,750 per annum (pro rata), and certificates are encouraged with a higher CPD budget given.
· We have a new graduate development programme
· Health Shield cash plan
· You will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme
· You can join our corporate gym membership for only £22.50 a month
· Cycle to work scheme
· RCVS membership paid and VDS cover
· Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
· Company sick pay
Our corporate gym membership gives access to 4 gyms, plus you can also use a further 13 leisure centres throughout East Lancashire, including fun pools, and you can receive discounts on spa treatments.
We have a friendly and supportive team. As a practice we do take part in a number of social events. Over the last few years we have taken part in the annual charity Pendle Pub Walk covering 13 miles and visiting a number of pubs for refreshments on the way! Many of our staff enjoy taking part in activities often raising money for various charities including:
- Yorkshire three peaks
- Yorkshire Tough Mudder
- The Major Series
- Guide dog challenge
- 50 mile Megahike
To hear more from our team and clients on why they love Stanley House, please watch our short video –
· Full or part time hours
· To give you an idea of our current pay scales. A one year qualified vet will be paid £33,000. A vet who has been qualified for 6 years will be on £53,000
· Weekend OOH is 1.5 in 8 with generous time of in lieu given
· We are happy to discuss the hours you work around your needs.
We are more than happy for team members to organise charitable events. We do like to be involved with the local communities and raise money where possible.
We have taken part in a short film about Euthanasia which is currently touring various film festivals. Here is the trailer https://vimeo.com/273735473
If you would like to join our friendly and supportive team, please apply by posting your CV to:
Liz Edmondson Day
20 Albert Road,
Alternatively, you can send your CV by email to:
For more information please give Liz a call 01282 860650