Band 5 Civilian Dental Hygienist

Ministry of Defence

Closing date: 2 May 2018

Reference number



22,128 - 28,746 per annum (pro rata if part time)


Band 5

Contract type


Business area

Joint Forces Command - SG DMS

Type of role

Health Professionals

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts


Expected posting length

3 years


Moston, North West, CH2 4AB

About the job

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Civilian Dental Hygienist to join our team at Dale Barracks, Chester.

The successful candidate will assist their Senior Dental Officer with clinical and administrative support in the provision of dental treatment for all patients, for whom they are responsible in accordance with Defence Primary Health Care (Dental) Standard Operating Procedure.

The post holder will be expected to provide dental hygiene treatment, oral health instruction and education, and any other appropriate clinical procedure in support of the DPHC (Dental) Oral Health Strategy, working towards improving and maintaining the dental health of entitled personnel.

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.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • NHS Core NHSC3 Health, Safety & Security
  • NHS Core NHS6 Equality and Diversity
  • NHS Core NHSC5 Quality
  • NHS Core NHSC1 Communication
  • NHS Core NHSC4 Service Improvement
  • NHS Core NHSC2 Personal & People Development



Access to the NHS Pension Scheme is available for the successful candidate.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

For any queries relating to the job process, please contact Dominic Shaw on or 05221 953312.

For any queries relating to the application process, please contact Gina Regazzoli on or 03067 989257.

Sift/interview dates and location

Sifting will be complete within 5 working days on the closing date on the vacancy.

Interviews will be held at Dental Centre, The Dale Barracks, Chester, CH2 4AB.

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