Job Title: Service Lead and Specialist in Special Care Dentistry
Location: Bodmin, Cornwall
Close Date: Ongoing 
Salary: Band C (salary and package open to discussion for the ideal candidate)

Job description

Want to have a genuine impact in the community? You couldn’t be in better company in a more beautiful county. Help us shape the future of Cornwall’s special care dentistry in this community-based role. This is an exciting opportunity to apply your specialist dental knowledge and skill to lead our Special Care and Community team in providing comprehensive oral care for vulnerable adults and children with complex dental needs, and for those requiring treatment with sedation and GA. You will bring an outstanding community approach to our new purpose-built special care facility, as well as delivering a range of treatments in local secondary care centres, thus ensuring continuity of care in the best interests of our patients. As our service lead you will sit on the local Special Care MCN and other external bodies and be responsible for further developing relationships with the regional acute hospital departments, Peninsula Dental and other Schools, and other local dental providers.

As a Community Interest Company, we are not limited to the Salaried Dental Services Pay Scale, although we recognise that this role would be at Band C as a minimum. Our ideal candidate will be very well remunerated, and we are open to discussing the full package which will also include:

• Golden hello of £10,000 to help you (and your family) settle into Cornwall and start to enjoy the famous “work-life balance”

• A full relocation package of up to £8,000 (to cover the costs of moving)

• Access to the NHS Pension or a workplace pension if not a member of the NHS Scheme • Fully funded indemnity cover and GDC fees

• 32 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays each year

• Fully funded training and development costs We’re happy to build flexibility into our recruitment process to best suit you and your circumstances.

If you’re someone with strong leadership and team-working attributes who is enthusiastic, visionary and self-motivated, with the presence and credibility to generate commitment and support from other team members and external partners, please call Nicola Barr, Clinical Director, on 07768 123073 or email [email protected].

For further details about this role, including a role summary and person specification, visit  As Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s leading primary care dental provider, Smile Together own and operate dedicated expert NHS clinics under the name of West Country Dental Care and high street dental practices under our Brighter Dental brand.

Our Brighter Smiles programme brings practical tooth-brushing clubs, educational visits and fluoride varnishes to children in areas of high decay across Cornish communities and we also own a specialist dental laboratory. As an employee-owned company we genuinely value our people, and function as a community interest company and social enterprise with clear rules about reinvesting our profits back into the communities in which we serve.

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Point of contact for applicants: [email protected]