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Trustee, Examiner, Committee, Question writing


Trustees have overall responsibility for the organisation and work closely with the Chief Executive to ensure that NEBDN complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. In addition to this, trustees working for the Board:

•Actively contribute to the Board’s role in giving strategic direction to NEBDN, setting overall and defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

• Safeguard the good name and values of NEBDN

• Ensure the effective and efficient administration of NEBDN

• Ensure the financial stability of NEBDN

• Appoint the Chief Executive and monitoring his / her performance

Click here for the current NEBDN Board of Trustees

Chief External Examiner Vacancies

We are seeking to recruit exceptional people to the positions of Chief External Examiner. The role of Chief External Examiner is to:

• Verify that assessment processes are secure, robust, operated equitably and in accordance with NEBDN policies and procedures.

• Act as a critical friend to the NEBDN Diploma Committee and/or Post Registration Committees advising them of good practice of assessment and learning from elsewhere.

• Act as a critical friend to NEBDN advising on good practice in assessment and ensuring the highest possible standards

It is anticipated that commitment to the role will be in the region of 7 – 10 days in the first year.

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Closing date for applications is Friday 30th August 2019.

Become an Examiner

We are seeking to recruit new members to our panel of Examiners to deliver the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing examination.

As part of the approach to the assessment of Dental Nurses we provide an OSCE (exam).

To become an Examiner, you must:

  • Be registered with the General Dental Council
  • Be currently practicing as a Dental Care Professional or Dentist
  • Have two years’ experience since qualification
  • Be well organised and able to maintain high quality standards
  • Be passionate about Dental Nurse education and helping people reach their full potential.
  • Be involved in dental nurse training or assessing either within the workplace or at a training course

Becoming an Examiner will help you to:

  • Improve your personal development and professional status
  • Develop your skills and understanding of Dental Nurse Education and training
  • Gain verifiable CPD through ongoing support and training
  • Network with other professionals
  • Be involved in improving Dental Nurse education

If you have any further queries, please email us at 

Click here for Criteria

Click here for job application

Click here for recruitment reference

Become a Committee member

There are a number of different committees operating within NEBDN, all of which support the governance and management of the organisation. Committee duties range from ratifying examination results to quality assuring NEBDN’s activities, while other committees support the Board of Trustees strategically.

The vast majority of our committees are made up of volunteers from NEBDN’s panel of examiners.

If you would like to apply please email

Join our Question Writing Team

Our experienced volunteer question writers develop and write multiple choice questions and extended matching questions for NEBDN examinations. If you are dentally qualified, willing to commit some time to writing and reviewing questions and are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please get in touch with us at