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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2021.

Band 3 Civilian Dental Nurse

Job Reference: J221-A-21-33581

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
Memorial Health Centre, Kirkee Road, Tidwordh, Hamps, SP9 7BQ
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum *pay award pending

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

We are Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC)and we are looking for a hardworking, committed Civilian Dental Nurse to join our supportive and welcoming team at Dental Centre Tidworth. We are an inclusive, dedicated organisation working to provide outstanding care to our entitled personnel!

This role offers 37.5 hours per week on a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) from successful completion of pre-employment checks until 20/04/2022 to cover Maternity Leave, see the attached document for further information on fixed term appointments.

Note that the salary will be pro-rata where part-time hours are undertaken but applications from part time or job share to cover these hours are welcome. All requests to work flexibly will be considered, taking into account business needs.

The role of DPHC is to provide and commission a safe, effectual, and efficient healthcare service for entitled personnel contributing to the maximisation of Service personnel fit for task as agreed with the single Services. We achieve this through the provision of an occupationally aware primary healthcare service which embraces dental, rehabilitation and mental healthcare services.


• Access to the NHS pension scheme

• Recruitment and Retention Allowance (RRA) £1500 per annum (pro-rata)

• On-call allowance

• Inclusive working environment

• Discount fee to access fitness facilities

• Free parking

• Free laundry of clinical wear

• General Dental Council (GDC) Annual Fees are currently reimbursed

• Paid holiday entitlement

• Continuous professional development (CPD) training supplied

• Career development training available

Main Duties:

All applicants must pay particular attention to the attached Job Description / Person Specification, which outlines all the role requirements in detail,prior to applying for this post.


The selection at sift stage will be CV based.

At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS competencies:

• NHS Core – NHSC6 – Equality and Diversity

• NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication

• NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development

• NHS Core – NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security

• NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement

• NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality

Essential Criteria

• Applicants must hold current registration with the GDC (please include details on any current, spent, or impending restrictions to practice)

• National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) Certificate or NVQ in Oral Health Care Dental Nursing Level 3

Desirable Criteria

• A full UK driving licence to enable working at other local military dental centres

• Evidence of indemnity cover for general dental practice

• Evidence of currency with GDC CDP requirements

• Prepared to contribute to the development of staff skills and knowledge

• Good ability to utilise Information Technology

• Be prepared to cover out of hours dental duties when required and travel to and work from other dental centres within the local area

Please ensure the required skills, qualifications and memberships are demonstrated in your CV and saved under your name prior to submitting your application.


There will be no reimbursement for any travel expenses for the interview.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Due to COVID 19, there is now a requirement for dental clinical staff to be fit tested for a FFP3 mask, whichhas tobe worn when managing a patient who is undergoing an aerosol generating procedure (AGP) the successful candidate will be fit tested prior to commencing employment.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Candidates who hold the qualifications but are not yet registered with the GDC are eligible to apply. However, if found successful it is a requirement that you are registered with the GDC prior to starting in the post.

If found successful for this position, you will be required to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B. Failure to provide evidence of your immunity may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.

We are currently unable to open documents saved in the doc.x format. Should you submit in the doc.x format, your CV may not be considered for this vacancy.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. For more information copy and paste the following into your browser or search Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for job seekers with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you need to advise us that you need additional help or reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points-based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical. The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.


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