Specialist Dental Nurse

Posted 3 days ago

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Job category
BaseHMP Hollesley Bay / HMP Warren Hill
Salary£28,407 - £34,581
Closing date01/05/2024

Specialist Dental Nurse

Community Dental Services CIC

The closing date is 01 May 2024

Job summary

Specialist Dental Nurse HMP Hollesley Bay / HMP Warren Hill Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 5 days

Bases: HMP Hollesley Bay / HMP Warren Hill

Salary: £28,407 – £34,581 per annum

Do you want to make a difference? If so why not consider a career with an award winning dentally led social enterprise?

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.

We are looking for an experienced Specialist Dental Nurse to support the dental team in the provision of dental care, primarily at HMP Hollesley Bay and HMP Warren Hill.


Main duties of the job

Your main responsibility will be to provide clinical support in a wide range of treatments for a male adult client base and assisting the team with all other aspects of running an efficient service for our patients within the prison service.

The postholder will undertake the clinical lead of dental nurses, including training and supervision, within the prison environment. As an official keyholder, you will be required to carry out high level training to each of the dental team and you will be solely responsible for the dental department being locked and secure at all times.

A degree level qualification together with an NEBDN Certificate in Special Care Dental Nursing* and Oral Health Education Certificate* are essential for this role.

You will require initiative and strong interpersonal and communication skills to enjoy working with this specialist community and to ensure seamless care to patients.

Excellent IT and organisational skills are also an advantage to these positions and candidates should be proficient with Outlook, Word, Excel, and should have competent keyboard skills, knowledge of a dental software package would be an advantage, though training will be given to the successful candidates.

The post holder’s bases will be HMP Hollesley Bay and HMP Warren Hill. However, on occasion you may be expected to provide support at other HMP locations, therefore, car users are desirable.

* Or able to achieve the qualification within the first two years of employment.


About us

What do we offer?

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Access to Corporate Pension Scheme
  • Funded internal and external mandatory training to enable you to maintain your CPD.
  • 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.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the post please contact Jacci Plant, Prisons Operations Manager, jacci.plant@cds-cic.co.uk, mobile 07788190538

Enhanced DBS and the ability to meet Ministry of Justice clearance will be required.

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


Job description

Job responsibilities

For details on main duties and responsibilities, please see attached job description and person specification.


Person Specification

Specialist Dental Nurse


  • 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 Hollesley Bay / HMP Warren Hill


IP12 3JW

Employer’s website

https://communitydentalservices.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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