Health and Safety and Compliance Adviser

London (Greater)
21 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Job Type

We are the voice of dentists and dental students in the UK.  We bring dentists together, support our members through advice and education, and represent their interests. This is a challenging and dynamic period for dentistry and the BDA is recruiting a Health and Safety and Compliance Adviser.

This is a full-time post and will be based at our offices in central London. Working in a team of advisers, the post holder will be responsible for providing advice mainly by telephone and written advice to our members on all aspects of infection control guidelines, health and safety requirements, decontamination, compliance with national quality standards and inspections. The role will also involve monitoring guidance produced by outside organisations, producing advice for dentists where relevant, representing the Association at meetings with outside bodies and giving presentations to groups of dentists on relevant matters and promote the services offered by the BDA as appropriate.

The successful candidate should have working knowledge of health and safety legislation, decontamination requirements, and/or national quality standards requirements in a healthcare environment and the ability to use that knowledge to develop solutions. Any relevant and up-to-date infection control or health and safety qualification is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to produce high quality written material that meets the needs of a variety of audiences; possess excellent people skills and a commitment to deal proactively and positively with their concerns; have excellent personal organisation skills so that work is prioritised correctly and deadlines are met within a pressurised environment; possess good presentation skills and experience of presenting to large and small audience; have a commitment to providing a high level of service to individuals; show flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team to achieve shared goals; and have good IT skills.

Benefits include a generous company pension scheme, a childcare voucher scheme, cash back for various healthcare treatments, an employee assistance programme and subsidised gym membership.

All applications must be made on a standard BDA application form (CVs can be attached to this). A detailed job description and an application form can be downloaded from the 'About the BDA' section on the BDA website at

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 20th April 2018

The BDA is an equal opportunities employer and an Investor in People