Oral Health Improvement Practitioner **Non clinical role**

Oxfordshire

Posted 1 week ago

Job features

Job category6-12 Months Fixed Term Contract, Full Time
Hours37.5 hours, 5 days per week
BaseHome working + Oxfordshire
Salary£22,549 - £24,882
ReferenceJ127-A-22-1717
Closing date16/08/2022

Do you want to make a difference? Can you picture yourself working in a public health role with a highly experienced and specialised team? If so, why not consider a career with an award winning, dentally led social enterprise.

What are we looking for?

We are recruiting an Oral Health Improvement Practitioner who has a genuine desire to help reduce oral health inequalities.

As a member of the oral health improvement team, thepost holder will work with general population groups and targeted higher risk groups across Oxfordshire promoting and delivering a high standard oral health promotion in line with local and national oral health strategies.

The successful applicant will be confident and competent to deliver “train the trainer” oral health sessions to schools and groups in the community. Your experience of participation in health campaigns and the production of high-quality resources will demonstrate your creativity and imagination. The postholder will liaise closely with Public Health England to deliver coordinated care and seek further opportunities to improve the oral health of our population.

As well as being an excellent communicator, you will have proficient IT skills; accuracy and promptness are important. You will understand the oral health needs of our local population, engaging positively with those most vulnerable to oral health inequalities and disadvantage. Other duties include providing oral health promotion to vulnerable groups in the community along with formal and informal training for a variety of employees working in the community, including health professionals and peer educators.

Working patterns are flexible within the hours Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 6.00pm. Occasionally you will be required to work outside these hours. This is an Oxfordshire-wide role so local car drivers are essential.

What do we offer?

  • Full time, 12 Months Fixed Term Contract, 37.5 hours per week.
  • Starting salary gross £22,549 per year.
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Access to Corporate Pension Scheme.
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Funded internal and external mandatory training to enable you to maintain your CPD.
  • Support with training for your wider professional development.
  • Uniforms provided.
  • Become a shareholder and have a say in how our organisation is run at all levels.
  • Opportunity to play a key part in local social care initiatives.

If you would like any more information please contact Charlotte Iddon, Oral Health Improvement Manager Oxfordshire.

charlotte.iddon@cds-cic.co.uk, Telephone 07966 598714

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

If you are happy to go straight ahead with an application, please apply on line at NHS Jobs quoting the above reference number.

Closing date: 16th August 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Head Office: Community Dental Services CIC, Colworth House, Colworth Park,Sharnbrook, Beds, MK44 1LZ

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