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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/02/2020.

Senior Dental Officer (Band B)

Job Reference: 825-SCHT3196

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£63,200 to £75,614 pro rata,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.

Senior Dental Officer with Special Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

37.5 hours per week (Part-Time Considered)

The Community Dental Service is focused on improving lives and providing compassionate care, with a commitment to safety and quality for each area of our service; Children’s and Special Care Dentistry, Urgent Care through Dental Access Centres, Salaried Dental Practices and Out of Hours Emergency Dental Services. Our aim is to ensure we provide the best possible care for vulnerable individuals who do not easily access or whose needs are unable to be met by General Dental Practice Services.

The Children’s and Special Care service is provided from three well equipped clinical sites (Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Dawley, Telford) and in partnership with our acute hospital sites.  Shrewsbury and Oswestry sites also provide Dental Access. Our Salaried Practices are in Market Drayton and Craven Arms. Out of Hours is based in Telford and Shrewsbury.

The Community Dental Service is seeking to recruit a Senior Dental Officer with a Special Interest in Paediatric Dentistry applicants must have relevant GDC postgraduate dental qualification in paediatric dentistry or near completion of such qualification, and have significant experience of paediatric dentistry post qualification. 

As a key person within the Service, the Children’s and Families Service Delivery Group and Operational/Quality Directorate you will have the opportunity to influence the development and delivery of CDS care pathways, and those across the Trust which integrate with them. As a clinical leader your values, skills, knowledge and experience will impact on the care we provide across professions and teams. You will contribute to service development, governance and the strategic direction of the Community Dental Service especially within paediatric dentistry. 

Applicants should have clinical experience in treating patients with a wide range of complex additional needs, in a variety of settings, including in the provision of domiciliary care, and have proven skills in providing treatment under GA and conscious sedation preferably for both children and adults

What we offer in return

  • Effective administration support

  • Support with continued professional clinical development

  • Mentoring

  • Further leadership development

Applicants must have full GDC registration, a VT number or can demonstrate equivalent VT experience.  Applicants must meet the requirements for the employment of a Dental Performer under 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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