Regional Dental Care Professional Development Lead


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The HEE South West Dental team are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Regional Dental Care Professional Lead to champion the role of all dental care professionals across the region especially in delivering NHS dental care by prompting the use of “skill mix” and undertaking a wide range of activities linked to facilitating training, and promoting oral health working collaboratively with not only colleagues within HEE, but also with Public Health England and NHS England and Improvement.

The post holder will be responsible for the management and provision of needs led education of the dental care professional (DCP) workforce across the South West of England. The post holder will provide expert advice and guidance in all aspects of dental care professional training and provide development opportunities. The post holder will promote the DCP workforce and ensure effective use of skill mix which leads to the cost-effective delivery of dental care. In addition, the post holder will carry out oral health promotion initiatives as directed by HEE strategies, especially with the wider health and social care teams.

This job description and person specification are only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The job holder will carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by their line manager. It will be reviewed on an on-going basis in accordance with the changing needs of the programme and HEE.

Due to Covid-19 this role will operate on a working from home basis until further notice.

Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 7 with a full-time starting salary of £38,890, with pay step increases after 2 years’ service and 5 years’ service. These salaries are offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and the HEE Pay Progression Policy and are subject to annual cost of living review.

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non-UK/RoIcandidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorshipby accessing the ‘Skilled Worker visa’ link on the right hand-side.

It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Michael Wheeler, Dental Workforce Transformation Tutor

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Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Candidates are reminded that, if you are applying on a secondment basis, you must have agreement with your current manager that if successful you will be released for the period of the secondment.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible and this may happen prior to you receiving a written offer letter.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.


After applying, your application will be imported into our third-party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Health Education England transferring the information contained in this application to TRAC. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

If you a query relating to your application process, please contact The Recruitment Team on 0300 3230201.






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