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Head of Dental Operations (North East Sector, GM)

53168 - 62001 GBP YEAR
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


The Head of Operations will be operationally responsible for community dental services within Bury, Rochdale and Oldham. This is a new operational post and the post-holder will join an established team of managers and support staff to deliver the highest quality service for patients within this borough. You will be responsible for over 86 staff: dentists; therapists, dental nurses and support staff, covering 5 clinical sites and 1 administrative base. We’re looking for an experienced and credible operational manager who has demonstrable experience of managing services, contracts, leading teams and managing people. You will be responsible for ensuring deliver against operational and clinical objectives in a timely manager; as well as ensuring the service operates within a framework of good governance and a commitment to drive forward service improvement. This is an exciting time for Bridewaters Community dental Network. You will join a Network that is expanding and looking to extend its reach and influence further. We need someone who is committed, confident and assured and can transform operational delivery

What we offer

We offer a great package with inclusion in the following benefits to name but a few:

  • NHS Pension Scheme

  • Up to 6 weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase an additional 4 weeks annual leave

  • Access to a Staff Health & Wellbeing Hub which offers advice, support and schemes including Occupational Health services which include self-referral access to medical assessment facilities, Physiotherapy and a Counselling Helpline service which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Staff Salary Sacrifice Scheme including a Childcare Vouchers Scheme

  • A to Z list of staff benefits and discounts

  • Opportunities to join our Staff Champions and Staff Engagement Group

  • Optional Annual Health Checks, Flu Vaccines and Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives

  • Special leave provisions, including some over and above statutory entitlements

  • Flexible working options to help staff achieve a work/life balance

    Please ensure that you read the Job Description which also includes the person specification before applying for this post.

    For an informal chat or further information regarding this post please contact: barry.hutton@nhs.net

    Please note:

    If the advertised post requires a DBS check the successful candidate will incur the cost of the DBS check which will be taken in three equal monthly instalments from salary.

    We advise that you complete and submit your application form as soon as possible, because should we experience a high level of interest in the post it may be closed early.

    Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted thereafter using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

    Bridgewater is an equal opportunities employer:

    We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects our local communities, we therefore welcome applications from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious belief or other personal circumstance. We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the application process please contact the Recruiting Manager for this post.