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Consultant in Oral Health


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Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Trust
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
03/04/2023 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

This is a full-time consultant appointment within a very busy Oral Health department  at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. 

Main duties of the job

This is a full-time consultant appointment within a very busy Oral Health department. The appointee will work with other Consultants in Orthodontics as well as Consultants in OMFS (Orthognathic), Plastic Surgery (Cleft) and Restorative Dentistry (Hypodontia) providing multidisciplinary care. The appointee will help the department achieve the waiting time targets and referral to treatment time targets.  The candidate must have an interest in treatment of Facial Deformity and Cleft Lip and Palate.

Working for our organisation

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital provides Orthodontic  and Oral and Maxillofacial services across Norfolk through close links with adjacent trusts Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn and The James Paget hospital on the east coast. The  catchment area covers a population of 1.4 million people and also includes Ipswich Hospital who merged with Colchester hospital to form the East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). This post be based at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with general clinics being performed there. At present the Orthodontic Service covers patients from the Norfolk and Norwich and James Paget Hospital and has the potential to expand its remit further. There is full engagement from the wider consultant body, specifically the Head and Neck and Oral Health Consultant team . 


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for detailed information on the main responsibilities of the post.

Interview to be held on the 18th April 2023.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Entry on GDC Specialist Register.
  • MFDS or equivalent.
  • CCST in Orthodontics or equivalent.
  • M. Orth or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a SAC approved 2-year minimum training programme in a Fixed Term Training Appointment (FTTA) in Orthodontics or within six months of completion, or equivalent, which follows on from the pre CCST training period of 3 years.
  • ISFE in or within 6 months
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via; CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) CESR or European Community Rights An appropriate higher qualification

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCST in Orthodontics.
  • Ability to manage complex orthodontic problems.
  • Experience in the use of a full range of orthodontic treatment techniques.


Essential criteria
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous responsibility for service improvement. Management skills

Teaching Experience

Essential criteria
  • Willingness to become involved in the training commitments of the department.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervising junior dental colleagues.

Research Experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.


Essential criteria
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty
  • Training and expertise in children’s safeguarding
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest

Communications and Language Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr David McAnerney
Job title
Service Director for Oral Health
Email address
Telephone number
01603 288144