Location: Cornwall

Close Date: Friday 29th November 2019

Salary: Circa £8,000 p.a. (2-3 days per month plus some flexibility at key times throughout the year)

Point of contact for applicants: joinus.smiletogether@nhs.net

We have an exciting opportunity for a fully qualified chartered accountant with director level experience, ideally in a health care environment, to join Smile Together Dental CIC as a Non-Executive Director (Finance) and help us balance our social impact with financial success. The appointee will be expected to make a major contribution to the achievement of our vision (creating healthier happier communities) and mission (dentistry with social impact).

General duties and responsibilities include supporting the Chair, Managing Director and Executive Directors in promoting our values; helping to develop proposals on priorities, risk mitigation and values and standards; assisting in setting our strategic aims, ensuring that the necessary financial and human resources are in place and that performance is effectively monitored; acting as an ambassador for the company in engagement with stakeholders.

Specific duties requiring senior finance expertise include chairing the Finance and Audit Committee; developing a good working relationship with the Finance Manager and Finance Team, providing support and challenge as required; providing independent oversight of and advice to the Board on the adequacy and effectiveness of the organisation’s financial control and reporting systems; leading on the development of a financial strategy for the company, taking account of clinical and social impact priorities.

Covering Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Smile Together is one of the South West’s largest NHS referral and emergency primary dental care providers. Our West Country Dental Care team provide urgent dental treatments for people who don’t have a dentist, run out-of-hours surgeries and apply expert skills to treat children and adults with a range of special care needs alongside oral surgery, children’s orthodontics and treatments under general anaesthetic in a hospital setting. Under our Brighter Dental brand we provide competitively priced private dentistry from practices based in the heart of their communities, and we own a specialist dental laboratory DPS (Dental Prosthetic Solutions).

An award-winning and innovative organisation, we function as an employee-owned community interest company and social enterprise with clear rules about reinvesting our profits back into the community. Our Brighter Smiles campaign brings practical tooth-brushing clubs, fluoride varnishing and oral health education to children in areas of high decay across Cornish communities, and we reach further into our communities with outreach activities such as Smiles At Sea. We’re a committed and friendly team that puts our people and patients first – join us in providing a valued dental service in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

For full details including a person specification and to apply, click here.