Senior Dental Officer


Posted 4 weeks ago

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BaseWestcotes Dental Clinic, Fosse Road South, Leicester, LE3 0LP
Salary£74,126 - £86,701
Closing date23/04/2024

Senior Dental Officer

Community Dental Services CIC

The closing date is 23 April 2024

Job summary

Senior Dental Officer Full Time, 37.5 Hours (Part time considered) Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours, 5 days per week (Part time considered)

Bases: Westcotes Dental Clinic, Fosse Road South, Leicester, LE3 0LP

Merlyn Vaz Health & Social Care Centre, Spinney Hill Road, Leicester, LE5 3GH

Salary: 74,126 – £86,701 per annum (pro rata if part time)

Do you want to make a real difference in a socially minded, values driven organisation? 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 a senior clinician who identifies with our values as a Social Enterprise and is passionate about providing care for those most at need.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic dentists for the post of Senior Dental Officer based primarily in our clinics at Westcotes Dental Clinic and Merlyn Vaz Health Centre. Leicester has a high dental need and is a service providing a wide range of care.


Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver dental care and advice to patients and their carers from community groups, including patients with additional needs, who are clients of Community Dental Services. Services to be provided include preventive care and advice, dental treatment, care under sedation and general anaesthesia, and epidemiological field work. Peripatetic cover will be required to support clinics across the county including domiciliary care and epidemiological surveys.

Working at other locations to support the client group will be required including domiciliary care and local hospitals. Community Dental Services encourages postgraduate education and development. Mentorship and training will be provided to support this if required.


About us

What do we offer?

  • 27 – 32 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Dentally led, patient focused working environment that is not constrained by UDA targets.
  • Access to the NHS Practitioners 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 Keerti Madhvani, Associate Operations Director,, mobile 07768 036822.


Job description

Job responsibilities

For details on main duties and responsibilities, please see attached job description and person specification.


Person Specification

Role Criteria


  • Please see attached job description and person specification for the essential criteria for the role


  • Please see attached job description and person specification for the essential criteria for the role

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Community Dental Services CIC


Westcotes Dental Clinic

Westcotes Health Centre, Fosse Road South,



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