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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/02/2020.

Dental Officer

Job Reference: 835-BR19.414S

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Dental Sector Hindley Prison
£40,629 to £63,200 pro rata

Excellence in Healthcare everyday, come to work for Bridgewater NHS Foundation Trust.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established as a NHS Trust in 2011, and as a NHS Foundation Trust in November 2014. We deliver a wide range of community-based healthcare services in Halton, Warrington, Oldham and St Helens, as well as some networked services, offender healthcare and specialised community dental services across a much larger geography.

Our focus is on ensuring that our colleagues across the organisation are supported to deliver services of the highest quality and that by doing so we help bring forward local strategies aimed at delivering integrated, place-based services in partnership with primary care, social care and other health and care providers.

We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be justified. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy, and consider them on their abilities. Job shares will be considered for all posts.

JOB SUMMARY: Bridgewater Community Healthcare Foundation Trust Community Dental Service invites applications to a part time dental officer post. This post is a permanent post and is for 3 days a week

This is an exciting opportunity to join an existing highly skilled team team in the delivery of high quality patient focussed dental services in Primary Care across Halton & St Helens, Cheshire and Warrington, including several prison sites.

Clinical duties for the role will involve the provision of comprehensive routine NHS dental care to prisoners within our prison sites

Patients may have multiple needs.

Post graduate experience of working in a prison environment would be an advantage desirable. Evidence of the ability to work independently is essential. This is not a training post.

Please note that the post is to be initially based at HMP Hindley but this may change to one of our other prison sites due to service need. Staff would be expected to deliver services at other sites within the Bridgewater CHFT footprint on occasion as service need dictates.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Jane Morris, Clinical Director on 01928 593001 / 07817540452 or Mr Martin Forde, Assistant Clinical Director on 01744 731395.

What we offer

We offer a great package with inclusion in the following benefits to name but a few:

  • NHS Pension Scheme

  • Up to 6 weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase an additional 4 weeks annual leave

  • Access to a Staff Health & Wellbeing Hub which offers advice, support and schemes including Occupational Health services which include self-referral access to medical assessment facilities, Physiotherapy and a Counselling Helpline service which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Staff Salary Sacrifice Scheme including a Childcare Vouchers Scheme

  • A to Z list of staff benefits and discounts

  • Opportunities to join our Staff Champions and Staff Engagement Group

  • Optional Annual Health Checks, Flu Vaccines and Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives

  • Special leave provisions, including some over and above statutory entitlements

  • Flexible working options to help staff achieve a work/life balance

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

    For an informal chat or further information regarding this post please contact:

    Please note:

    If the advertised post requires a DBS check the successful candidate will incur the cost of the DBS check which will be taken in three equal monthly instalments from salary.

    We advise that you complete and submit your application form as soon as possible, because should we experience a high level of interest in the post it may be closed early.

    Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted thereafter using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

    Bridgewater is an equal opportunities employer:

    We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects our local communities, we therefore welcome applications from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious belief or other personal circumstance. We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the application process please contact the Recruiting Manager for this post.


It is important that your application meets the minimum requirements of the person specification, as we will shortlist against these details. If you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you may presume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date.

* Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails (via NHS jobs site) often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from the Trust.

The Trust has taken the decision to recharge successful candidates for the cost of their DBS disclosure. This post requires a(n) Enhanced / Standard DBS disclosure. The current price of this is £48.43/£30.43. The Trust will pay the initial costs, which will be recovered, in installments, from your first three salary payments.

Please note that in addition to a structured interview, a selection of the following Selection techniques may be used, particularly for senior posts, and vacancies which attract a high volume of applications.

Psychometric Testing
In-tray exercises
Typing tests
Knowledge Tests
Data Input Tests
Scenario Tests

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