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Job reference: 129675
Location: Flexible Location
Job closing date: 14/12/2022
Job posted date: 30/11/2022
Salary: Associate Adviser (£98,366 - £109,766)
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 12
Department: Core & Speciality Training
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

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Dental Core Training Adviser 

12 hours 


Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working.  We’re happy to talk about how you want to work. 

Who We Are  

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the national health board with statutory responsibilities to effect sustainable change through workforce development, education and training across the health and social care system in Scotland, while working at UK level with partner organisations. 

NES Dental Directorate is responsible for delivering high quality education and training across a diverse range of training programmes throughout Scotland.  The Directorate supports and incorporates the work of Health Care Science and Optometry.  

What you'll do   

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to; 

  • Support the development and delivery of education and training events for dental core trainees and trainers 

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support DCT training within the PDS in Health Boards, taking into account local and national priorities. 

  • Attend and participate in peer group meetings in relation to education and training where necessary. 

  • Support the appraisal process for trainees, where necessary carrying out interviews. 

  • Assist in the recruitment of trainees and to provide others with career guidance when necessary. 

What you'll bring  

These will include but are not restricted to; 

  • BDS or equivalent 

  • MFDS/FDS or equivalent 

  • GDC registered 

  • Significant experience with the Public Dental Service   

  • Experience as a Clinical Trainer or Educational Supervisor 

  • Demonstrable commitment to continuing professional development 

  • Good working knowledge of the organisation and delivery of the PDS 

  • Knowledge of training issues (eg identifying needs, assessment and evaluation) 

  • Experience in support and mentoring of trainees and clinical trainers 

  • Understanding or the theory and principles of adult education 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Donald Thomson, Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean – Core & Specialty Training; or  

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the job information pack below. 

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.   

Closing date: 14th December 2022  

Interview date: 16th January 2023 

You must have eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK which is required to be maintained throughout your period of employment. Evidence of this must be produced upon request.   

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 

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