Assistant Postgraduate Dental Dean (Oral Health Improvement Plan)

NHS Education for Scotland
City of Edinburgh
Salary TBC
10 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Part time
  • Assistant Director Payscale
  • Part time; 0.2 WTE, 8 hours per week
  • Fixed term/secondment 23 months

NES is a national special Health Board with a vision of Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland, and a mission to provide education that enables excellence in healthcare for the people of Scotland through the themes of an excellent workforce, improved quality, new models of care, enhanced educational infrastructure and an improved organisation. The work of the organisation is underpinned by the NHS Scotland Quality strategy, and the
2020 Vision for health and social care.

NES has leads for each of the key professional groups in the NHS, organised within a Directorate structure. The Postgraduate Dental Dean has particular responsibility for dental education and training in addition to wider corporate and multi-professional responsibilities. The postholder has a key strategic role in supporting this work, through the co-ordination of the delivery of outputs of Scottish Governments’ Oral Health Improvement Plan as relate to postgraduate education and training for the Dental and wider NHS workforce.

Dentally qualified with a background in primary care and the relevant experience and understanding of postgraduate dental education, the postholder will require high levels of strategic thinking, influencing, negotiating and partnership working skills combined with a visible and dynamic leadership which is exercised in a local and national context. He/she must have the presence, credibility and stature to co-ordinate and lead activities for the Directorate in a complex national environment and contribute to the leadership and development of the Directorate which impacts directly on the delivery of clinical care and patient safety. Postholder will be required to work within Scottish Government for part of the time.

If you are interested in the role, please visit where the job description, person specification and online application form are available.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the
29th January 2019. Interview date: 4th March 2019.

For an informal discussion about any aspect of this role, please contact:
Dr David Felix, Postgraduate Dental Dean, NHS Education for Scotland.
Tel 0131 656 3228. Email

Quality education for a healthier Scotland
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