Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry

Cardiff, Wales
31,931 - 55,289
Jan 12, 2019
Feb 11, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative  Dentistry
School of Dentistry
College of Biomedical & Life Sciences Cardiff University

Cardiff University, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, School of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry available from February 2019.

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with the potential to excel in both their clinical and academic training and who have the ambition to be an academic clinician.  This post provides an exciting opportunity to make a real contribution to the teaching and training of students studying at the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University.

The successful applicant should hold full General Dental Council registration and have an interest in teaching.

The successful candidate will be awarded an appropriate honorary contract by Cardiff and Vale Local University Health Board and if relevant a NTN applied for.

For confidential, informal enquiries regarding this vacancy please contact (Dr Robert McAndrew, Head of Dental Education, Scholarship and Innovation;

This post is full time (40 hours per week), available from 11 February 2019 and is open-ended.

Salary: £31,931 - £55,289 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Clinical Grade DI)

Date post advertised: Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Closing date: Saturday, 16 February 2019

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


Job Description:
Main Function of the post

The main purpose of this post is to teach and supervise students in Restorative Dentistry.


•    To conduct the didactic and clinical teaching of Restorative Dentistry.
•    To undertake administrative duties associated with the teaching of the dentistry programmes.
•    Inspire students, developing your skills in assessment methods and in providing constructive feedback to students.         
•    Supply pastoral care as required by providing support and guidance to students, building and establishing trust
•    Supervise the work of students as required by the School


•    To hold an honorary clinical contract with the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
•    To provide medical/dental advice and liaise where necessary with providers of Restorative Dentistry.
•    To carry out patient screening and other clinical tasks as required.
•    To participate in clinical chairside teaching.
•    To participate in clinical chairside teaching in a simulated clinical environment.
•    To participate in the management/medical audit requirements of the department in liaison with other colleagues and in line with the NHS
•    Trust policy on the implementation of clinical governance.
•    To undertake administrative duties associated with NHS clinical activities.
•    To comply with all NHS policies and procedures.
•    To participate in continuing medical/dental education, in agreement with the Chief Executive of the NHS Trust.
•    To participate in the University Appraisal Process.


•    University/Course related administrative duties and assessment, where appropriate.
•    To participate, where appropriate, in the administration of the School, including committee work, and the pastoral care of students of Cardiff University amongst other duties.
•    To attend training sessions related to the student teaching programmes.
•    To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, EC directives and the University's Safety, Health and Environment Policies and procedures and to cooperate with the University on any legal duties placed on it as the employer.
•    To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in respect of equality and diversity, data protection, copyright and licensing, security, financial and other University policies, procedures and codes as appropriate.
•    You may be asked to perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.
•    For Academic duties, you will be responsible to Dr Robert McAndrew, Head of the Dental Education, Scholarship and Innovation.
•    For clinical duties you will be responsible to the Clinical Director and professionally accountable to the Medical Director of the NHS Trust.
•    You may be asked to perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.

Additional Information:
IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria

It is School of Dentistry's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.

Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance for this post, 8131BR

If candidates do not provide written evidence of meeting all of the essential criteria then their application will not be progressed. The School of Dentistry welcome the submission of CVs to accompany evidence of the job-based criteria.

Person Specification:
Essential Criteria

1.    Evidence of competency in Restorative Dentistry
2.    Demonstrate an interest in teaching.
3.    Ability to teach clinical procedures in Restorative Dentistry and take independent decisions when necessary and seek advice as appropriate
4.    Demonstrable knowledge of clinical governance.
5.    Evidence of Continued Professional Development in specified core activity and Restorative Dentistry.
6.    Hold full General Dental Council registration.
7.    Evidence of significant post qualification experience of working within a general dental practice environment  and /or hospital environment
8.    Ability to work well within a team, demonstrating excellent communication skills, both written and verbally, and the ability to relate to patients, students and colleagues.
9.    Conform to the requirements necessary to be considered for a National Training Number in Restorative Dentistry.

Desirable Criteria

1.    Further academic/research qualifications e.g MSc, PhD
2.    Publications in peer reviewed journals
3.    Further clinical qualifications, e.g., DGDP,MFDS,MGDS
4.    Previous experience of teaching. Vocational Training /GPT/Trainer experience.