University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

Director of Clinical Dentistry

United Kingdom

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Clinical Consultant

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Director of Clinical Dentistry


Applications are invited for the position of the Director of Clinical Dentistry at Plymouth University, Peninsula Dental School. The appointment will be at Honorary Consultant level and you will be on a GDC specialist list.

This exciting and varied post involves not only teaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level relevant to discipline, but Clinical Governance roles related to the following:

  • To be the lead clinical decision maker and hold responsibility for clinical quality and standards, clinical supervisors and student clinical experience in the Dental Education Facilities and the Simulated Dental Learning Environment.
  • To be the lead Clinician ensuring that the highest clinical quality and standards are maintained at all times.
  • To work closely with the Clinical Leads and Director of Community Based Dentistry to ensure that Peninsula Dental School delivers the highest quality of patient care and training.
  • To lead on clinical standard setting within Plymouth University Peninsula Dental School
  • To lead the Dental Clinical Quality and Standards Meeting and Clinical Away Days.
  • To assist and support the Clinical Lead/Associate Directors in the management and appraisal of clinical supervisors.
  • To work closely with the Clinical Leads / Associate Directors to manage and lead the dental laboratories and provision of Dental Laboratory work.
  • To work closely with the Directors of Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise.
  • Based in the Faculty of Health, the Peninsula Dental School is committed to three core aims: outstanding clinical education, strong social engagement, and world class research which all feature strongly in the student learning experience. A key strength is a close relationship with our clinical placement provider-Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE), with early clinical contact for all students. The School offer students ultra modern facilities and are committed to producing dental practitioners with clinical skills of the highest order and a strong sense of social awareness. The state-of-the-art Dental Education Facilities provide a substantial service to over 5,000 NHS patients per year. Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion across all aspects of our activities, the School is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Silver award recognising a commitment to champion and support a culture of participation and inclusivity and to communicate and raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion. The School is the first dental school in the UK to achieve Surgical Education Centre accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons. The Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research is the core of research activity, providing a thriving community that conducts adventurous world-leading research with the explicit purpose of improving the health and care of the populations we serve.


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    The successful candidate may be required to obtain an ATAS Certificate prior to this research being undertaken.

    Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

    For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Ewen McColl: by email at [email protected]

    This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children's Barred List and Adults Barred List check.

    Interviews are likely to take place on Wednesday, 25 October 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

    This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37 hours a week.

    Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

    We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

    A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.

    You must currently be registered with the following registration board: General Dental Council (GDC)

    The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

    The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

    The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia.

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    Director of Clinical Dentistry


    University of Plymouth


    United Kingdom


    September 19, 2023

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    October 08, 2023

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    About the employer

    The University of Plymouth is a public university that was established in 1862 as a polytechnic institute. The institute gained the status of a university in 1992 and is also the first contemporary university to start a private medical and dental school. It is affiliated to ACU, EUA, CHUC, and Universities UK. The university has academic collaborations with several renowned institutes including GSM London, Highlands College, Weymouth College, Strode College, City of Bristol College, and Exeter College.

    Notably, the main campus of the university dwells at the center of Plymouth. It includes academic buildings, libraries, laboratories, and student residence halls. The main campus is home to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Health, as well as the University of Plymouth Students’ Union. The North Plymouth campus hosts the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences. The Roland Levinsky Building, a 9-story structure, houses a public art gallery, digital media suites, and three performance rehearsal studios.

    The Charles Seale-Hayne Library with 24x7 accessibility houses more than 350,000 books, e-books, journals, and additional resources for research, learning, and teaching. The primary mode of transport in the campus involves cars and two-wheelers. Also, the nearest railway station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus.

    The academic structure of the university is organized into faculties, each of which comprises a number of schools that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral-level degree programs in various disciplines. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and business offer degrees in English, art history, architecture, fine art, photography, media arts, dance, theatre, and music. Plymouth Business School is part of the University of Plymouth's Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate (masters) degrees, is research active, and works in partnership with industry and organizations across the world. The Faculty of Health comprises the former University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and offers degree programs in social work, and medical sciences. The Science and Engineering Faculty offers degrees in mathematics, computing, environmental sciences, and also professional diving.

    The University of Plymouth is a three-time winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2019 for marine microplastic pollution research. The university has over 19000 students and 2,500 staff members. The student population of the university comprises of 3,000 international students from 100 countries. In addition to that Over 4,500 students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.

    The university has many distinguished alumni who are leaders and have received awards in their fields. The alumni list of the university includes Sebastian Clover (the youngest sailor to cross the Atlantic Ocean), Monty Halls (A Wildlife Presenter at BBC), Jane Wilson-Howarth (Physician and a Travel-Writer), Mandy Chessell (Computer Scientist), Clare Nasir (Meteorologist), Darren Jones (MP for Bristol North West), and Jaka Aryadipa Singgih (Indonesian Politician and Entrepreneur).

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