Our advert for two Co-opted Trustees last autumn hit Jacqui’s inbox at just the right time and we’re delighted to welcome her to the Board.
Jacqui has spent the last 5 years as Group Clinical Director for a large Scottish dental corporate, which gave her a wealth of board experience. She was responsible for clinician recruitment, clinical compliance, performance, CPD and managing pastoral support for clinicians.
“It could be argued that is what every General Dental Practitioner gets involved with on a micro level,” said Jacqui “which is why dentistry can be such a challenging career. It can feel quite overwhelming and isolating at times.”
Jacqui is based in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and has been a General Practice Principal for many years with a keen focus on vocational training.
“It was an absolute privilege to work with colleagues from the dental community and support their vocational training. Being a Trustee is a great opportunity to support the community further.
Jacqui also established Inverclyde Local Dental Forum to bring clinicians together
“A dentist’s career will span a much longer time period now and work-life balance and building resilience is all part of a toolkit that will support them throughout their careers. Younger dentists are far more aware of the work-life balance they need to strike if they are to have longevity in this field.”
The future of the Charity
Jacqui has known about the Charity through her entire career and her voluntary work with the BDA.
“I’ve seen many changes to the way people give to the Charity. Traditionally, people used to give at face-to-face branch and CPD events and in raffles and so on but now people want easier ways to donate. We’re celebrating 140 years’ of supporting dentists this year and there’s something very reassuring about a Charity that has been around for that long. I want to raise our profile throughout Scotland to ensure it’s getting the funding it needs to continue its valuable work and also make sure all dentists are getting the financial and wellbeing support they need.”
It’s not all about work
Jacqui is very much looking forward to more free time in the future, as she leaves her Group Clinical Director role.
When she’s not busy promoting the Charity throughout Scotland, you’ll find her relaxing on the family boat in Loch Lomond. Jacqui also wants to travel more now the pandemic is in the past and she can start to enjoy a work-life balance that is more centred on life.
If you’d like to connect with Jacqui, her social channels are below.