Clinical Director

Community Dental Services
Sharnbrook, Bedford
£85,000 - £100,000 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Independent Dental Practice
Job Type
Special / Other Appointments
Contract Type
Salaried Permanent
Full time
Practice Type
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Clinical Director

Full time, Permanent

Ref No:              J127-A-22-1775

Hours:               37.5 hours, 5 days per week

Base:                 Colworth House, Sharnbrook Bedfordshire, MK44 1LZ

Salary:              £85,000 - £100,000 per annum


Community Dental Services CIC (CDS CIC) is a social enterprise driven by its overarching purpose -  improving oral health in our communities.  We provide a crucial range of predominantly NHS special care and paediatric dental services across the East of England and East Midlands, from a variety of settings.  We also undertake oral health improvement and epidemiology surveys. We are owned entirely by our employees, the majority of which are dental care professionals.

You will have shared accountability with the Executive Team and Board, for exceptional, evidence-led, professional and clinical dental leadership  ensuring person-centred care meets the individual patient needs in our diverse and often vulnerable communities.  There will be a strategic collaboration working closely with the Chief Operating Officer to ensure that there is a joint approach to delivering clinical excellence within the business context of delivering on contracts to agreed service specifications within budget.

You will ensure the clinical workforce is safe, highly skilled, motivated and engaged to deliver the highest standards of service with a key emphasis on Clinical Quality and Governance responsibilities as part of delivery on contractual Key Performance Indicators.

The role is based at our head office in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, with scope for hybrid working.  As you will be expected to visit all CDS CIC locations on occasion, the ability to travel to all bases is essential.

Applicants will hold a relevant clinical postgraduate qualification be able to demonstrate a wide range of clinical experience.  You will have experience of providing leadership to a clinical workforce and a clear understanding of and ability to develop organisational level clinical and corporate governance frameworks including providing assurance to board and commissioners.

We recognise the positive value of having a workforce with a variety of lived experiences and that represent the communities we serve.  Therefore, we welcome and encourage applications from all members of the community.

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

If you would like any more information or an informal discussion about the role, please email

Please apply online at NHS Jobs quoting the above Reference Number

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


Closing date:                                11th September 2022

Meet & Greet CDS-CIC Board:    22nd September 2022

Interview Dates:                           6th & 7th October 2022


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