Director of Nursing, Cork University Dental School and Hospital

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: University College Cork, MUNSTER
Deadline: 10 Oct 2023

Permanent Whole Time Post

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced professional to the role of Director of Nursing in Cork University Dental School and Hospital. The Director of Nursing is responsible for all aspects of the professional leadership and management of Nursing (Registered General Nursing, Dental Nurse Tutors and Dental Nursing) and CSSD staff in the Cork University Dental School and Hospital.  The post holder will operate in accordance with the policies of Cork University Dental School and Hospital and University College Cork and will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of quality standards in relevant areas for Cork University Dental School and Hospital.

The post holder will be an experienced Senior Registered Nurse with a full range of leadership skills and a strong ability to develop system-wide relationships with other departments and services.  They will be a confident and approachable leader who is able to drive cultural change to deliver improved outcomes and experiences for patients and staff.  Other duties and responsibilities may be allocated as determined by the School and Hospital Manager.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see   The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Ms. Siobhan Lynch: Email: [email protected].  Further information on the Department is available at 

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award  in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives .

Appointment may be made on the HSE Director of Nursing (Band 5) Salary Scale: €66,226 - €74,822 

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 10th October 2023

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

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