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Job reference: 140335
Salary: Band 8C (£75,711 - £81,426)
Job closing date: 21/03/2023
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 20 hours
Job posted date: 28/02/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Clinical Effectiveness

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Hours:  2 part-time posts – 0.53 WTE each (flexible)

Duration:  Fixed Short Term Contract opportunity for 12 months:  August 2023 to July 2024

Salary:   Based on A4C 8c (wte £75,711 pro rata)

Location - workplaces for these posts will be flexible with some time spent in NES offices or Post Graduate centres or within other relevant host organisations across Scotland.

Interested in a unique and exciting dental initiative for GDPs? Do you like a challenge and have the curiosity and ambition to work at the leading edge of Scottish dentistry development?

This will offer a career development opportunity for two general dental practitioners currently working in, and committed to, NHS Scotland to become a Scottish Dental Clinical Leadership Fellow (SDCLF). The posts will be allocated to host organisations with relevance to GDS and will provide experience and leadership development opportunities.

This opportunity is designed to strengthen future healthcare and dentistry leadership by developing the skills of individuals at a national strategic level with support from NHS Scotland’s Dental leaders. Each post is an excellent opportunity for general dental practitioners, with over 5 years’ experience of GDS and some insight into the wider dental environment, to expand their leadership experience and develop their skills, whilst maintaining links to their current service.

Working with senior NHS Scotland Dental leaders, as well as other key strategic groups and organisations within NHS Scotland and the profession, the Leadership Fellows will be involved in taking forward key priority areas from the recent Scottish Government strategy, the Oral Health Improvement Plan and where they will be offered related project objectives.

Applicants should be highly motivated and currently working in NHS General Dental Practice in Scotland, have a good understanding of Scotland’s NHS system and professional structures and processes along with a sound grasp of the Scottish Policy context. Excellent communication skills, experience in service development, and evidence of leadership skills, for example in engaging, motivating and influencing others at senior levels are also essential.​​​​​​​

Applications will open on 28th February 2023

Closing date for completed applications is 21st March 2023


Interviews will be held on 4th  April 2023


To support recruitment, we are hosting two MS Teams events which will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to gain further information from current Clinical Leadership Fellows. These will take place on Tuesday 7th March at 1.15-1.45 pm and Tuesday 7th March 5.45-6.15 pm . To participate please contact and the appropriate MS Teams link will be sent.

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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