Dental Skills Coach - Fixed Term (12 Months)

Discipline: Support Staff
Salary: £29,241 - £30,943
Contact email:
Job ref: 017322
Published: 3 months ago
Duration: 12 Months
Deadline for Application: 31 May 2024 23:59

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and supportive Dental Skills Coach to join our Apprenticeships and Business Development department.


The Skills Coach will be responsible for supporting and guiding their apprentices through the identified standard to include preparation for EPA. To assess their vocational knowledge and competence against the national standards, ensuring the apprentice understands the technical knowledge and skills needed to undertake their job role and to deliver on a one-to-one basis and address any deficiencies in their knowledge or skills.  


This is a Fixed Term position for 12 months.


Responsibilities include:

*         Support a caseload of 40 apprentices (min 35 if working on other projects)

*         Work with employers and apprentices and book the required functional skills minimum 1 to be completed in first 6 months of programme

*         Support the delivery of L1 FS in the workplace (SAR ALN to be supported by FS Tutor as required)

*         Support and attend apprentice inductions across operational teams

*         Support apprentices to plan and provide opportunities to achieve pass merit and distinction linked to standards delivery

*         Monitor and complete progress of assessments on CognAssist for those requiring ALS support

*         Support the recruitment process by completing initial assessment duties and the identification of potential new starts as per internal rota system

*         Perform Internal Quality Assurance activity if the role requires

*         To undertake timely assessment of apprentices to the national standards and to record all assessment decisions to meet the awarding body/ professional body requirements in line with the assessment cycle

*         Manage a caseload of apprentices to include, setting SMART targets to ensure timely progress and achievement all required components of the apprenticeship


For the full job description and person specification, please click here 


The Ideal Candidate 


The ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. They should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within their core values. 


Education & Training

*         GCSE in English and Maths Grade A*- C 9-4, or equivalent qualification.

*         Assessor Award or working towards



*         Current knowledge and relevant occupational experience in the assessment area

*         Proven experience of accurately and timely assessing in the workplace/classroom

*         Capable of working with candidates with a wide range of abilities

*         Ability to engage and motivate candidates

*         Experience of working within a customer focused environment


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact  


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised. 


Bradford College 

At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals. 


Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. Undergraduate to postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses. 


Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College. 


Benefits of working at Bradford College: 

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – equivalent to 30 days holidays, plus bank holidays 
  • Additional college closure days, including 2-week Christmas closure 
  • Local government pension scheme, with a generous 18% employer contribution 
  • Annual salary reviews 
  • Career progression opportunities – 54% of all vacancies are filled internally 
  • Free sports and gym facilities 
  • Free wellbeing initiatives and access to our exclusive staff indoor and outdoor wellbeing space 
  • Confidential employee assistance service and on-site mental health first aiders 
  • Access to Bradford College benefits hub, offering retail, travel, leisure and dining discounts and cashback 
  • Discounts on greener travel – cycle to work scheme & local MetroCard and Northern Rail discounts 
  • Access to hair and beauty treatments in our student-led Signature Spa 
  • On-site dining facilities, including our award-winning Grove restaurant 
  • A host of training development opportunities 
  • Fantastic campus facilities, a short walk to public transport links in the heart of the City of Culture 2025 
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that is truly committed creating a better future for all through education and training. 


For full details please click here  


*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring. 


Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications across all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. 


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.