Customer Service Apprenticeship - Dental (Taunton and Bridgwater)

Somerset NHS Foundatio
Taunton & Bridgwater
Competitive salary
14 Jun 2021
23 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Customer Service Apprentice - Dental (Bridgwater and Taunton, Somerset)

Customer Services Apprentice - Bridgwater, Somerset

We are seeking a highly motivated and committed apprentice to join and enhance our busy administration team within the Community Dental Service based in Bridgwater.

Customer Services Apprentice - Taunton, Somerset

We are seeking a highly motivated and committed apprentice to join and enhance our busy administration team within the Community Dental Service based in Taunton.

The dental administration team are at the heart of our service and play a fundamental role in ensuring our patients receive an excellent standard of care. It is important to us that all patients accessing our services have a positive experience and the successful postholder will be supported to work with the wider team to achieve that.

The role is varied and extremely busy and we are looking for someone to embrace this whilst demonstrating the ability to cope with the demands of the services. It is essential that the post holder is an excellent team player and has the ability to prioritise and manage all requests in a timely manner whilst keeping the patient at the heart of everything that they do.

The role will be both telephone based and patient facing and as our patient cohort include those with Additional Needs and complex medical conditions the successful post holder will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and on occasion have to manage difficult conversations. The post holder will work closely with our dental service teams across Somerset and Dorset and communicate regularly with other professionals from the wider healthcare sector, patients, their families, guardians and carers.

The community dental service are proud of their efficiency and high levels of patient care, and will look forward to providing new team members with an encouraging and positive working environment in which to grow and develop knowledge to enhance their customer service skills.

College Information

The working pattern will be discussed at the interview to ensure the successful candidates are fully supported in their learning and development and able to complete an educational pathway with the Bridgwater and Taunton College. The College is located across two primary sites but the majority of your delivery will be supported online, through asynchronous study. You will be allocated a college academic mentor for the duration of your programme who will work with both you and your line manager to identify opportunities for growth and development and you will also attend a series of workshops to support knowledge development in business administration.

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months, gaining valuable work experience in Customer Services and a Level 2 qualification.

Please refer to the job description for further information.

Salary Information for Apprentices

Year one of Apprenticeship: £8,385 per annum, pro rata -all age groups

Year two of Apprenticeship: age related if applicable

19 - 20 years: £12,792 per annum, pro rata

21 - 22 years: £16,302 per annum, pro rata

23 and over: £17,374.50 per annum, pro rata

For further details please contact:

Primary Care Dental Service

Daniel Rawles

Educational Provider

Donna Brown - Apprenticeship Recruitment Advisor

07738 860319

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If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits - please visit our website.

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