JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 149
CASE MANAGER, PROFESSIONAL
How long have you been employed
at the RCVS and how did you get to
and vocational courses and various
forms of CPD.
* An online benefits and rewards
gateway, which allows staff to take
advantage of deals and discounts.
* Other perks such as a funded
netball and five-a-side football team;
massages; and an app to allow staff to
access GP services via their phones.
* Diversity and inclusivity training with
organisations such as Stonewall, as
well as training on mental health issues.
* A focus on corporate social
responsibility with optional
volunteering days to help charities
and community projects.
* Staff engagement auditing through
Great Place to Work initiative. The
RCVS has consistently been ranked
in the initiative's top 50 medium-size
organisations for staff engagement.
Kim Cleland, our director of HR,
added: "When I joined the College just
over a year ago, from talking to staff I
could tell that the College had already
been on a significant journey over the
past couple of years and had made
significant strides. I am glad to have
helped the College continue down this
path by introducing a mentorship system,
improving our recruitment and induction
your current position?
I started working at the RCVS on 14
February 2007, meaning that I've
been employed for 11 years now.
I graduated from the University
AND RCVS POLICY OFFICER,
of Kent in the summer of 2006
with a 1st class honours degree
from veterinary practice into
in Film Studies, but after a period
of travelling and then moving to
After graduation, I followed the
traditional veterinary career path
London in January 2007 I needed a
job desperately. I originally applied
and accepted a job in a very busy
small animal hospital. Whilst I
for an administrative position in the
initially enjoyed clinical work, I
RCVS's Vet Nursing department, but,
following interview, I was offered a
different position in the Professional
Conduct Department. In December
eventually realised that I couldn't
see myself becoming a clinical
specialist or remaining a general
practitioner, and spent several
2010 I was accepted for the role of
case officer and shortly after that I
was promoted to my current role of
months researching alternative
veterinary careers. Veterinary
policy allows me to stay within the
profession and put my veterinary
How have you benefited from
working at the RCVS?
A tricky one! I really enjoy the work
I do, but if I hadn't applied for that
Why did you decide to go
skills to good use whilst also
developing what I hope will be a
sustainable career for me.
How we are developing you in
first role I don't think I would've
ended up working for a professional
terms of training/ career?
I am very well supported here in
regulator managing conduct cases!
On a personal note, I met my other
terms of career development, and I
will soon be taking specific training
half through the RCVS nine years
ago, so that's certainly been an
in both parliamentary procedure
and project management. The
College has an excellent appraisal
system which really encourages
me to have open and honest
processes and launching the benefits
gateway. I hope that, during my time here
at the College, I can help maintain its
reputation as a truly great place to work."
For more information about what
we do and job opportunities at the
conversations with my manager
about my career aims and how
these can be developed. There is
also a great mentoring system in
place here, which helps colleagues
with their personal development
through exposure to other senior
people in the organisation.