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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/10/2021.

Trainee Dental Nurse

Job Reference: 213-DH-1600-A

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Trainee Dental Nurse
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
£23,154 - £24,526 per annum, inc. HCA

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley.

This is a great opportunity to earn whilst you learn to develop your skills and knowledge in a hands-on role; whilst gaining the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing which is a nationally recognised qualification. Your contract will be fixed term for 18 months. You will be employed for 37.5 hours per week.

Your working week will be Monday to Friday and you will be expected to work 7.5 hours per day between the hours of 8.00am – 8.00pm. As a Trainee Dental Nurse, you will provide chair-side support within the dental hospital across a range of departments and specialities. These will include:

  • Children’s & Adults Dentistry for both emergency and ongoing procedures
  • Oral Surgery this will include working with patients under sedation
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • Community & Special Care providing an opportunity to work with patients that have special needs
  • Primary Dental Care this will provide you with experience of working in a general dental practice.

As part of your training, you will be required to complete a placement at our outreach clinic in West Norwood and in a general dental practice.

Once you have achieved your qualification you will be able to apply to the statutory register held by the General Dental Council (GDC).

Information about the qualification can be found on the City & Guilds website.

Further information about the training centre can be found here.

To be eligible you will need to:

  • be over the age of 16 by the start date and not currently in full time education
  • be eligible to work in the United Kingdom
  • hold a GCSE qualification in Math and English at a Level 4 or Grade C.

Why work with us as a Trainee Dental Nurse?

  • Receive high quality training – our experienced team of trainers and assessors have delivered dental nurse training for over 40 years
  • Train in a fully accredited training centre
  • Receive a competitive salary within the NHS and 27 days annual leave (not including bank holidays).

The ability to work full time in the UK is essential.

This is a salaried position and trainees are employed by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on a thirty-seven and a half hour week (Monday – Friday), fixed term contract, for up to a period of 18 months.

Applicants from overseas please see the information regarding status in the United Kingdom.

Short-listing will commence immediately. If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an online taster session during the first week of November 2021. If you are successful at this stage interviews will take place on 11th November 2021. Please note that attendance to the taster session is essential to be shortlisted to be invited for an interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Carol Cronk and/or Joseph Stevens

Job title: DTEC Administration

Email address:

Telephone number: 0203 299 1611

Dental Team Education Centre (DTEC)

3rd Floor, Dental Extension,

Caldecot Road,


SE5 9RW.


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  • All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and for ensuring they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.
  • Due to a high volume of applications, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. It is therefore recommended that you apply promptly

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our ‘Trac’ recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application on NHS Jobs and we will not be able to respond to emails sent through it. By applying for this post you are agreeing to King’s transferring the information contained in your application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Equality and Diversity Information

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King's Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre Website

King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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