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Clinical Director (Ref:502)

The University of Suffolk Dental Community Interest Company

An innovative enterprise, committed to working in partnership to improve the dental health of the people of Suffolk.

Ordinary dentistry delivered with extraordinary care.

The University of Suffolk Dental Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting and innovative collaboration between the University of Suffolk and the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board, seeking to provide high-quality NHS dental services to the population of Suffolk through brand new, state of the art clinical facilities situated on the scenic Ipswich Waterfront.  The CIC will open its doors to patients in Spring 2023.

As a new provider of NHS dental care in the region the CIC is well-placed to offer ordinary dentistry delivered with extraordinary care.  Our ethos is all about enabling dental care, improving oral health by increasing access to dental services and at the same time providing opportunities for starting or continuing a dental career in the East of England.

We have an ambitious vision for the future of the CIC and we are looking to appoint an extra-ordinary Clinical Director to work closely with the CEO, Operations Manager and Board to realise the CIC’s clinical vision, ensure patient safety and service effectiveness with oversight of all clinical operations/activities.

The incumbent will hold a current GDC registration, a masters-level qualification in a dental discipline, possess extensive knowledge of dental governance system in England and working knowledge of NHS dental care commissioning; they will have contemporaneous experience of delivery in primary dental care setting essential

This will be a key role in the set up and on-going development of the Community Interest Company. Depending on timing, appointment may initially be ‘hosted’ by the University of Suffolk (with subsequent TUPE transfer to the Community Interest Company, which will then directly employ. The terms and conditions of the appointments will be those of the CIC rather than the University. Further information can be provided at interview.

If you feel that you could make a positive contribution within this new opportunity, then we would like to hear from you. Please refer to the full job description for further details on the duties and requirements or to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact by emailing Paul Driscoll-Evans (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Health & Wellbeing).

Closing date: Monday 6th February, 5pm

Interview date: W/c 20th February 2023

We are a value driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. If you think you might need a visa to work in the UK, please check your eligibility here BEFORE you apply for the role.
  3. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  4. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

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