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Linnaeus Head of Dentistry and Maxilla-Facial Surgery in Basildon, United Kingdom

Southfields Veterinary Specialists are currently recruiting for a Head of Dentistry and Maxilla-Facial Surgery to join our growing team, post our move to our brand new 42,000sqft referral hospital.

This is an exciting full-time role and will ensure the candidate is an integral part of the Dentistry service at Southfields.

We are seeking an experienced Dentistry and maxilla-facial surgeon to work with the leadership teams to build the infrastructure, recruit supporting teams and develop operating processes within the dentistry department and wider teams that will support our patients and colleagues across all of our services.

This is a unique opportunity to join Southfields Veterinary Specialists and help us build and lead the team that will deliver dentistry services in our brand-new centre.

You will be part of a team that has been provided with some of the most advanced equipment and facilities in a supportive working environment.

You will be committed to developing the centre and providing high standards of care to both our patients and referring veterinary surgeons. You will join an excellent multi-disciplinary specialist-led team that provides the opportunity to work with some of the most exceptional and dedicated veterinary professionals in a supportive environment.

This exciting role working will require the candidate to:

· Provide clinical services as a consultant,

· Work with the team for development of the Dentistry and Maxilla-Facial Service

· Support and develop the team,

· Work collaboratively with all other services and foster good relationships

· Develop new ways of working and SOP’s within our new centre

· Demonstrate professional standards that will advance patient care

· Be an ambassador for the team

The position is suited to an experienced Dentistry and Maxilla-Facial Specialist, with exceptional communication skills and the ability to work efficiently and effectively within a large 24-hour multi-disciplinary team.

The applicant must be solution focussed and be able to work collaborative.

This position reports to the Clinical Director.

You need to be a highly motivated self-starter with:

  • Desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients

  • Ability to help develop and shape a growing service

  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually

  • Lead a team under pressure

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Right to work in UK or ability to apply.

  • Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English

  • Strong communication skills and professional approach

Why Southfields?

Southfields is the new name in referral services. It’s a very exciting time to join a forward-thinking and highly motivated team that has the support of the Linnaeus Group, providing significant investment in providing new innovative services, a contemporary state-of-the art working environment and commitment to personal and career development. With an excellent support team in place, you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best in a friendly and supportive practice.

What's on offer

  • Full-time- based on a 4-day week

  • Very competitive salary

  • A generous benefits package including private medical insurance, supported CPD, life insurance, registration fees and pension scheme

  • A good work-life balance

  • Opportunities for progression and to develop your career Excellent location – only 30 minutes by train from central London, within easy reach of the beautiful Essex countryside and we are extremely well positioned for international travel links by air and train.

How to apply

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this position informally and confidentially are encouraged to contact Daniel Hogan at:

To apply, please submit a letter of intent and your CV.