Senior Dental Officer – Prisons

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job features

Job category
BaseHMP Hollesley Bay / HMP Warren Hill / HMP Highpoint
Salary£74,126 - £86,701
Closing date18/06/2024

Senior Dental Officer – Prisons

Community Dental Services CIC

The closing date is 18 June 2024

Job summary

Senior Dental Officer – Prisons HMP Suffolk Sites Permanent Full Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 5 days

Bases: HMP Hollesley Bay, HMP Warren Hill &

HMP Highpoint

Salary: £74,126 – £86,701 per annum

Community Dental Services CIC is an award winning employee owned, social enterprise that delivers high quality, specialist community dental services across east and central England. The CDS Prison Team were shortlisted as finalists in the Dental Team of the Year category in The Dental Awards 2022.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic dentists for this post based at our HMP sites in Suffolk. You will provide a full range of NHS care to offenders in HMP Hollesley Bay, HMP Warren Hill and HMP Highpoint. A registered, experienced Specialist Dental Nurse will support all sessions.


Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a full range of oral care and screening to patients in HMP establishments. However, there may be a requirement to work within other CDS clinics in the community. All prison sites offer NHS dental care. It is essential you can fulfil the travel requirements of the post. Candidates must be well motivated, ethical and have good communication skills.

You will need to be GDC Registered be on the NHS Performer List. Enhanced DBS and the ability to meet Ministry of Justice clearance will be required.

It is essential you can fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

Candidates must be well motivated, ethical and have good communication skills.


About us

What do we offer?

  • 32 days annual leave, plus bank holiday
  • Access to the NHS Practitioners Pension Scheme
  • Funded internal and external mandatory training to enable you to maintain your CPD.
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Support with training for your wider professional development.
  • Paid indemnity.
  • Uniforms provided.
  • Receive a funded share in the Company and have a say in how CDS is run at all levels

A tour round the prison/trial days are available for these positions prior to application. If you would like to arrange this or have an informal discussion about the posts please contact CDS CIC Prison Operations Manager,

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


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for details on main duties and responsibilities.


Person Specification

Senior Dental Officer


  • Please see attached Person Specification within the Job Description

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Community Dental Services CIC


HMP Suffolk Sites


IP12 3JW

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