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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/10/2020.

Dental Practitioner (Band A) Children’s and Special Care Dentistry

Job Reference: 825-SCHT3287

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£40,629 to £63,200 pa

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust values your application and we are committed to making your recruitment experience as enjoyable as possible. You may be contacted by the Recruitment Team following your interview as we would like to use your application for other suitable roles in various locations across the Trust.

Shropshire Community Dental Service is seeking to recruit a Dental Practitioner to join our children’s and special care service working primarily at our sites in Dawley and Shrewsbury.

The Community Dental Service provides a comprehensive special care dentistry and paediatric dentistry service across three sites in Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry as well as GA services across 3 different hospital sites, sedation and domiciliary services. Additionally the service provides unscheduled in-hours dental care from two sites, Castle Foregate in Shrewsbury and Oswestry Health Centre and runs salaried general dental practices at Market Drayton and Craven Arms, as well as an oral health improvement team and dental epidemiology services. We provide out of hours care at weekends from Dawley in Telford and Shrewsbury, and an evening on call service which is accessed via NHS 111. Out of hours and on call services are remunerated at a rate additional to salary.

The team is looking to provide development opportunities for Band A dentists working within the service through internal talent management systems

  • Continued professional development including mentoring and supervision from senior dentists

  • Some opportunities to develop skills in special care and children’s dentistry through mentoring, coaching and shadowing

  • Positive relationships with the dedicated administration team, our highly qualified nursing staff, dental therapists

  • Excellently equipped surgeries

  • The values, relationships and networks of the wider Community Trust

The positive relationships we have with patients, carers and commissioners


“Applicants should have some experience within special care and paediatric dentistry roles. Using recent log book entries tell us about your provision of special care or paediatric dentistry under general anaesthetic, conscious sedation or through domiciliary care for 3 patients.”

Applicants must have full General Dental Council registration, and must meet the requirements for the employment of a Dental Performer under the NHS Contract and for inclusion on the National Performers list as determined by NHS England.

For further information about the post and or to arrange a clinic visit please contact: Tom Seager, Clinical Director, Dental Service 01743 249976 or email or Alison Parkinson, Clinical Services Manager 01743 450847 or email

*** Important information regarding DBS checks *** If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, you are required to pay the fee for the DBS check which is £50.00 for an Enhanced check and £30.00 for a Standard check

The Trust supports a no smoking policy.

Childcare voucher schemes are available

Staff who are new to the NHS will normally start on the bottom increment of the payscale advertised. From 1st April 2019 new starters to the NHS or those promoted to a new role will be subject to pay progression arrangements as contained in Annex 23 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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