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Practice Lead

Smart Dental Care
Preston, Lancashire
£15 - £17 per hour
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Independent Dental Practice
Job Type
Contract Type
Full time
Practice Type
Mixed (NHS/Private)

Job Details

We are looking for a Qualified Practice Lead to work in our HMP Prisons division. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and proven Nurse to help us provide high-quality dental services to vulnerable individuals within our community, focusing on improving outcomes and enhancing the overall well-being of our patients.

The Practice

You will join our team at our expanding dental practices based in HMP Garth and HMP Wymott based in Leyland, Lancashire. Surprisingly, delivering and overseeing dentistry in a secure setting is a supportive, and stress-free working experience.

The Opportunity

The Practice Lead will be responsible for overseeing the dental services provided within the prison, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and leading a team of dental professionals to deliver excellent patient care. The position is on a part-time basis – Monday to Thursday (30 hours/week).

Responsibilities include the following:

Patient: Create a great patient experience and increase patient satisfaction.

People: Create a great working environment in your practice, develop your staff and support us in reducing attrition.

HR process: Ensure HR processes are adhered to and mandatory meetings take place in a timely manner.

Associates: Remove barriers that impact our Associates’ experience and their ability to deliver care effectively to their patients.

Compliance: Stay committed to maintaining quality, safety and compliance at all levels of operation.

Workforce Management: Engage in proactive forecasting so that monthly planned clinical hours are delivered without relying on locum staff.

Requirements and skills include being able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a team and support the clinical staff independently 
  • Motivate and drive performance by leading by example  
  • Be a self-starter and come up with new innovative ideas
  • Make business decisions to generate income and meet budgets by reviewing current KPIs 
  • Lead a dental team with set objectives and training strategically 
  • Work within the prisons to attract new patients to our service 
  • Ensure adequate treatment coordination in the practice to ensure our patients receive first-class customer service and aftercare

A dental nursing qualification is essential, with a proven track record of selling and a good knowledge of advanced dental treatments.

What can we offer you? 

As our Practice Lead, you will become part of a structured team with clear objectives and support – with a wealth of career opportunities and training & development. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Pension contributions
  • Paid training courses and development opportunities
  • Dental benefits for subsidised care in our practices
  • Unpaid leave or flexible working outside of the core hours

How to apply 

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable patients and have the skills and experience to lead a dynamic dental team, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity! Click the 'apply' button to submit your CV and start your application. 

Alternatively, please contact or call 07939847713 for an informal chat.

Don't forget to visit our Careers page to explore our other opportunities and find out more about us 

Please note that we recruit on a rolling basis, meaning that your application will most likely be reviewed before the application deadline. We will continue to accept applications until we have successfully filled the role.


Are you an experienced Associate who is tired of being an NHS machine? Or you might be a new dentist looking for your first position? Smart is not a corporate – we are a successful family owned clinically led dental organisation, that could just be the place you have been looking for!

With over 40 successful practices across Northwest England, Smart is proud to offer its Associates access to high quality training in Restorative Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Removable Orthodontics as well as mentoring support on private and NHS dentistry by our Clinical Directors. Your development is our passion - we will help you to become the Dentist you want to be! 

Company info
Unit 5
Longstone Road
M22 5LB

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