ACF Primary Dental Care (DCT1/2/3) 2019 Leeds

The University of Leeds, in partnership with Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber has developed an exciting pathway of academic clinical training opportunities

Applications are now invited for an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Primary Dental Care who are applying to commence or continue with their academic training as well as continue to develop their clinical skills. This new post has been created as part of the Health Education England (HEE)/National Institution for Health Research Trainee Coordinating Centre (NIHRTCC) programme of Integrated Academic Training and offers candidates a comprehensive experience of clinical academic dentistry working alongside internationally renowned clinicians and researchers. This job description should be read in conjunction with NIHR’s Dental Integrated Academic Training Academic Clinical Fellowship Recruitment Information Pack 2019 (available at: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-for-training-and-career-development/training-programmes/integrated-academic-training-programme/integrated-academic-training/academic-clinical-fellowships/)

We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals with the potential to excel in both their clinical and academic training and who have the ambition to be the next generation of academic clinicians.  There are two posts available in this specialty.

This Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) programme in Primary Dental Care will be run by the University of Leeds, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Local Education and Training Board (LETB).

Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) are 3-year fixed-term national training posts assuming satisfactory progress throughout their training in both clinical and academic domains.  The ACF undertake 75 % clinical and 25% academic training over the term of the post.  They are employed by the NHS Trust and have an honorary contract with the University of Leeds. Options for part time training are possible with the post potentially lasting up to 6 years.

ACF trainees will also undertake a Research Training Programme provided by the University for which funding is provided by NIHR.  They also are eligible for a £1,000 bursary per year to support research training activity (e.g to attend academic conferences).

ACF trainees would also normally complete and submit an external funding application for a research fellowship to enable them to complete a higher degree (PhD) following the completion of their ACF fixed-term post.

The full Job Description for this post is available to download from the right of this page.

 

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training 2019 – Immigration Requirements

You are eligible to be considered for Oral Surgery ACF training in Round 1 if:

•             You are a UK or EEA national

•             You are a non-UK or non-EEA national and your immigration status allows you to work without restriction in the UK.  For example, if you have Tier 1 or dependent status, and no restriction against working as a doctor or dentist in training

•             You are a non-UK or non-EEA national, you graduated from a UK medical or dental school, your immigration status currently entitles you to work in the Foundation Programme and here you would have previously been eligible for Tier 1 (PSW).  You will need to apply for Tier 2 sponsorship, but you will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) in this instance.

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office.  Please visit their website for more information.

If your employment is subject to immigration control, you should follow this hyperlink for information about how this will affect your application. In some cases, applications will not be considered or only once the resident labour market test can be satisfied.

NIHR have produced some Frequently Asked Questions for applicants. You are advised to read this document in full before submitting your application.

Further sources of information

Details  of the recruitment process are provided below.

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for this Academic Clinical Fellow post will follow the timeline below:*

Activity

Date(s)

Applications Open 10:00 on 30th October 2018      
Application Deadline 16:00 on 27th November 2018
Longlisting From 27th November 2018
Interviews

 

Initial Offers Released           From 16th January 2019
*Please note that all dates are indicative and subject to change.  
Applications

Applications will only be accepted through the Oriel online application system.

For guidance on creating an account, registering and submitting your application using the system please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications is 16:00 on 27 November 2019. After this time no applications will be accepted. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. You are advised to complete and submit your application ahead of the deadline to allow for any unforeseen problems.

Eligibility & Longlisting

Applicants for this post will be required to meet the relevant Clinical eligibility criteria for the appropriate specialty and level listed in the Person Specificaiton above AND the Academic eligibility criteria listed in the Job Description.

It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria. All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.

For more information about eligibility please refer to the Applicant Handbookand the NIHR website.

Please note: By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber DOES NOT accept or confirm that applicants meet all eligibility requirements. This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of core competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the national person specification. This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.

Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Shortlisting

Shortlisting will take place following the completion of longlisting. Where possible we aim to give applicants at least one week's notice to attend an interview. However, unforseen delays in shortlisting mean this is not always possible.

Interviews

Interview Dates and Venue

The interviews for this post will take place in June at Health Education England, Willow Terrace Road, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT.  The date will be confirmed shortly 

View the interviews page for further information about the venue and for directions.

Documents Required at Interview

There are a number of documents that you are required to bring with you to interview.

Please bring the following original documents:

  • Photo identification (passport) AND 1 COPY of photo/signature page
  • Evidence of your current immigration status AND 1 COPY
  • Evidence of your GDC registration and Licence to Practise AND 1 COPY
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These documents will be checked against a checklist and the photocopies will be retained on your recruitment file. If you are appointed to a training post, these documents will be transferred to your trainee file.

Interview Format

The interviews will consist of a single panel interview with both academic and clinical components. The interview panel will be made up of academic and clinical panel members.

The panel may wish to review your portfolio so you should bring this with you to the interview.

Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. A claim form can be downloaded from the section on the right of this page. You are advised to read the guidance document in full before incurring any expenses.

Claim forms must be received within three months of your interview date. Claim forms received after three months will not be processed. Receipts must be attached for all travel and subsistence claimed except mileage.

Offers

All recruitment offices will be using Oriel to make offers to Academic Clinical Fellow training posts in 2019. Oriel can be accessed at https://www.oriel.nhs.uk/ 

Please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank for further information about receiving and responding to offers.

Receiving and Responding to Offers

If you are offered a post you will have 48 hours from the time of your offer, including weekends and bank holidays, to decide whether to accept, reject or hold it. You must respond to the offer through the UK Offers System. No other form of response will be accepted.

IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO YOUR OFFER WITHIN 48 HOURS, THE OFFER WILL EXPIRE AND THE POST WILL BE OFFERED TO ANOTHER APPLICANT. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY FURTHER OFFERS.

Any offer made through this recruitment process is an offer of an allocation to a training programme; it is not an offer of employment. Offers of employment can only be by an employing organisation following completion of satisfactory pre-employment checks.

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