Deputy Head of Dental Nursing – Bristol

Deputy Head of Dental Nursing

University of Bristol



The role

This is an exciting time to join Bristol Dental School as we move to a city centre state-of-the-art site (1 Trinity Quay, Avon Street, Bristol) to deliver a new operating model in Summer 2023.

A fantastic opportunity for an initiative-taking and energised Deputy Head of Dental Nursing, who will provide deputy leadership and operational management across the dental nursing and clinical support teams. Working alongside the Head of Dental Nursing and senior management team to monitor and manage staff and students’ safe compliance and clinical practice across the Bristol Dental School.

The post holder will also assist with the education of trainee dental nurses, dental undergraduates, and postgraduate students.

There will be opportunities for in-house CPD and dental nurse post-qualifications as and when required to support post graduate students in the future and evolving clinic need.

What will you be doing?

  • Managing the dental nursing staff across all departments and organise the placement of the dental nursing team and support staff.
  • Complete and agree personal development plans across all reports and ensure that all staff are compliant with their mandatory training.
  • Participate in recruitment and selection of dental nurses and the trainee dental nurses and manage any first line issues, escalating as appropriate.
  • Deal with interpersonal issues particularly in the event of stressful situations and escalate where necessary to the Head of Dental Nursing.

You should apply if

  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to contribute to continuous improvement.
  • You will have significant dental nurses’ knowledge working chairside within multiple dental specialities and demonstrate clinical competence and experience in assisting with of a full range of dental procedures.
  • You will have demonstratable practical experience in managing a large team within a dental environment.
  • Applicants must be fully registered with the General Dental Council.

It is expected that interviews will take place the week commencing 03 April 2023.

Additional information

Contract type: Open ended

Work pattern:Full time 


Salary:£40,745 – £45,737 per annum

School/Unit:Bristol Dental School

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on26/03/2023.

For informal enquiries please contact Lee Moran – [email protected]

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential.We want to attract, develop, and retain individualswith different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people – because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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