Associate Operations Director (Essex)


Posted 1 week ago

Job features

Job categoryPart Time
Hours30 hours, 4 Days, Part Time
Salary£80,063 - £84,843
Closing date21/08/2022

Do you want to make a real difference in a socially minded, values driven organisation?  Do you want to work where your voice can be heard?  We are an award winning employee owned social enterprise, providing high quality community dental services across east and central England.         


Community Dental Services CIC are looking for an Associate Director who identifies with our values as a Social Enterprise and is passionate about providing care for those most at need.

With the support of a senior leadership team, the post holder will have accountability for the dental services in Essex and will be responsible for all aspects of the management, financial probity, clinical practices and standards of the locality to deliver the highest quality clinical care and to ensure appropriate employee development within the agreed budget. You will deliver a full operational performance profile and contribute to the ongoing development of CDS.

The post holder will maintain their clinical practice responsibilities and will work with Consultants/Specialists in Special Care and Paediatric Dentistry to ensure that the Specialist led clinical service models are fully implemented.  It is anticipated that the clinical activities will be maintained at approximately 50% of the applicant’s role and will take place predominantly in Colchester.

There will be a specific focus on the delivery of special care for adult patients and children who may require care under a general anaesthetic, sedation or other behaviour management techniques.

Applicants must be GDC registered and have an active NHS performer number.

Applications are welcome from Specialists in Special Care or Paediatric Dentistry.


What do we offer?

  • 32 days holiday pro rata plus bank holidays
  • Dentally led, patient focused working environment that is not constrained by UDA targets.
  • Access to NHS Practitioner Pension Scheme.
  • Funded internal and external mandatory training to enable you to maintain your CPD.
  • Support with training for your wider professional development.
  • Paid indemnity.
  • Uniforms provided.
  • Become a shareholder and have a say in how our organisation is run at all levels.
  • Opportunity to play a key part in local social care initiatives.


Informal discussions welcome, please contact Helen Paisley, Chief Executive Officer  07825 656123 or Jane Rodrigues, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry,  07825 434169


Please ensure that you read the Job Description, which also includes the person specification, before applying.

If you wish to make an application, please apply via NHS Jobs.


Closing date:     21st August 2022
Interview date:   5th September 2022

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