Clinical Skills Technician (Dentistry)

University of Plymouth
May 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,144 - £24,533
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£23,144 - £24,533 per annum - Grade 3

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Permanent, Full-Time

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Professional/Support Services
Clinical Skills Technician (Dentistry)


The Peninsula Dental School are looking to appoint a proactive and enthusiastic individual to take on the role of Clinical Skills Technician.

You will provide technical support within the Simulated Dental Learning Environments (SDLE) for the delivery of undergraduate teaching and assessment and will be an integral member of the technical team. You will be working alongside other technicians and will assist on the day-to-day tasks under the direction of the of the SDLE Senior Technician and Technical Manager. You will be line managed and supported by the SDLE Senior Technician.

You will be required to prepare and maintain a variety of dental equipment and consumables and will be expected to interact with academic/clinical staff and students to assess and fulfil their requirements.

It is not essential for you to have experience with dentistry, we are looking for someone who is hard working, organised and has transferrable skills that you can apply to the role.

Outline the skills and attributes that you are looking for from the candidate, such as:

  • Awareness of health and safety in the workplace
  • Experience of working in a teaching /training environment (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Audio visual /Multimedia equipment set-up and maintenance.
  • Previous experience of work within healthcare or dentistry (desirable).
  • Previous experience of working with, and supporting student learning (desirable)
  • Experience with Microsoft office package.
  • Interviews are expected to take place face-to-face on Wednesday 22nd May 2024 at the Portland Square Building at the Univeristy of Plymouth and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted.

    There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.

    Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

    For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Fiona Treleaven: by email at [email protected]

    This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. The role is based on main campus Plymouth, in the Portland Square Building. On occasions you may be required to travel to our other sites and this will include going to our Truro or Exeter campuses. Travel expenses will be covered outside of your main place of work.

    Normal working hours will be 8:30am – 5pm. On occasions you may be required to work outside these times, but you will be notified of this in advance.

    Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

    We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

    A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

    The Faculty of Health holds four Silver Athena Swan awards, which recognise our commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education.

    The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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