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Clinical Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant in Special Care Dentistry

Requisition ID:  9121

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  11-Jun-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £82,096.00 - £110,683.00 per annum, pro rata

Closing Date: 18/06/2021

The Role 


You will be required to contribute to the leadership, organisation, and delivery of teaching in the broad area of Special Care Dentistry, allied fields such as Oral Surgery, Diseases, Pathology, Medicine, Human Disease and Paediatric dentistry and any other areas within the School as determined by the needs of the School at the Head of School’s discretion. In addition to the delivery of clinical teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and broader education in non-clinical settings, we would also expect you to be part of the existing team in Special Care dentistry and Community Dental Services. There is also the opportunity to develop your personal expertise across appropriate teaching areas through collaborations nationally and internationally.


You will be appointed at an Honorary Consultant level and will be expected to contribute to clinical services in the discipline of Special Care Dentistry and provide appropriate consultant cover for activities including Sedation within the Dental Hospital of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The post is crucial to maintaining and supplementing appropriate Consultant cover for, and oversight of, ongoing undergraduate teaching in the practice of Sedation and the speciality of Special Care Dentistry. It will facilitate ongoing plans to revise the School’s postgraduate offering in Sedation to help service the demands of the NHS service, the local community, and primary care dentists’ interest in further training in Sedation.


This is a 0.8WTE post and is only available at this WTE.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th July


The Person

Knowledge (including Qualifications)

  • BDS or equivalent
  • PhD
  • Successfully completed Specialty Membership in Special Care Dentistry, or equivalent
  • An established knowledge and clinical experience in Special Care Dentistry and related subjects and broad knowledge applicable to the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum
  • Fellowship in Dental Surgery or Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery, or equivalent (Desirable)
  • Fellowship of HEA or equivalent and/or Academic teaching qualification (Desirable)
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification related to Special Care Dentistry such as a Master of Science in a relevant subject, Membership in Special Needs Dentistry, Diploma in Special Care Dentistry, etc (Desirable)

Skills (professional, technical, managerial, practical)

  • Ability to develop and provide leadership to teaching teams
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to build collaborations with colleagues in complementary areas of work
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable capacity to work in a range of education settings and situations
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage conflicting priorities
  • Management of a clinical service in line with the Trust’s values
  • Completion of a basic management course (Desirable)

Experience and Achievements (paid or unpaid)

  • CCST or pending CCST (within 6 months of interview date) in Special Care Dentistry or equivalent
  • Up to 2 years further experience in Special care dentistry after entry (post CCST) onto the specialist list for Special Care Dentistry
  • Full registration, or eligibility for full registration, with the United Kingdom General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Experience of learning and teaching in subjects related to the activities of the School at national and international level
  • Evidence of ability to develop and deliver high quality learning and teaching aligning to the School and University’s stated aims
  • Experience of teaching or training health professionals
  • Proven ability to engage interest and enthuse students and inspire them to learn at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Capacity to manage day-to-day arrangements for a teaching programme
  • Evidence of the ability to attract funding to support and enhance learning
  • Experience of preparing proposals for submission to funding organisations
  • Evidence of published research at a national or international level
  • Proven ability to effectively supervise and support postgraduate research students
  • Experience of developing a team of research workers (Desirable)
  • Evidence of research collaborations nationally and internationally (Desirable)
  • Experience of course development and/or degree programme management (Desirable)
  • Proven ability to recognise and take forward opportunities to develop existing and new curricula in collaboration with relevant stakeholders (students ,NHS, Newcastle Trust) (Desirable)


  •  Registered, or pending eligibility for registration, on the GDC Specialist Register for Special Care Dentistry
  •  Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the training period in the National Health Service required for Special Care Dentistry
  •  Satisfactory pre-employment health screen and Disclosure and Barring Service check
  •  Eligible for honorary status with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  •  Commitment to the University and School’s education and research strategy and mission
  •  Commitment to the University and School’s engagement strategy
  •  Commitment to own personal development and understand its importance


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Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 9121