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Dental Officer Band A HMP Berwyn

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,957 to £69,932 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Doctor - other
Contract Type
Part Time
Dental Officer Band A

Permanent contract (fixed for the first 12 months within HMP Berwyn, thereafter in CDS/GDS in North wales)


Salary - �44,957 - �67,436* (pro-rata)

30.0 hours per week

This is an excellent opportunity to develop the Dental Service within the largest Prison in the UK in partnership with Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). Opened in February 2017 this Category C male training prison, with a remand facility, will have a capacity of 2,106.

This post is fixed term for the first 12 months supporting a waiting list initiative at the Prison.

The establishment takes great pride in its rehabilitative culture and as part of the dental team you will play a crucial role in this.

After the first 12 months you will be based in a CDS/GDS practice in North Wales.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a talented and organised Band A Dental Officer (*extended competency point). The successful candidate will have proven clinical and leadership competencies, excellent organisational skills and an ability to problem solve multiple issues within a fast-paced custodial context.

You must be registered with the General Dental Council and have a Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent.

You will be responsible for:
  • Providing all aspects of general dental care for the residents of HMP Berwyn
  • Working in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Dental Service Specification for HMP Berwyn.
  • Providing a full range of NHS Dental care to the General Population of North Wales at a CDS/GDS clinic

Please note that any offer of employment will be subject to the successful receipt of enhanced DBS and prison vetting clearances.

If you wish to discuss this vacancy in more detail please contact Malcolm Brown, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry (03000859000).


About us

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you're looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!

HMP Berwyn is based in beautiful North Wales near to the historic city of Chester.

By car it is approximately 20 minutes from Chester, 40 minutes from Liverpool, Warrington and Shropshire. Free onsite parking and gym facilities are provided

Health and wellbeing services are provided seven days a week day throughout the year. Your duties will include first and second reception screening for new arrivals, medication administration and triage. The role of the nurse during the night is varied, your primary role will be to respond to medical emergencies during the night state. It also involves assessment and treatment of patients who have arrived and need support for their mental health or substance misuse needs as well as other underlying health conditions. In addition you will be responsible for emergency equipment checks and responding to the men's health applications.

Our team includes GP's, Team managers, Nurses and HCA's emergency care is an MDT approach and all our clinical staff are trained to deliver intermediate life support (ILS). Pharmacy is managed by our pharmacist and supported by technicians and assistants.

Job description

Job responsibilities

BCUHB offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

Person Specification

Essential Qualification


  • Essential Qualifications

Essential Experience


  • Essential Experience

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


HMP Berwyn

Bridge Road, Wrexham Ind Estate


LL13 9QS

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