Consultant in Dental Public Health

Public Health England


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Job summary


East of England Centre headquarters is Fulborn, Cambridgeshire.

The post holder will be the main contact and cover the following ICS areas:-

West, Mid and South Essex ICS,

Suffolk, North East Essex ICS and

Norfolk and Waveney ICS

Main duties of the job

As well as covering and being the main contact for at least 3 ICSs (as noted above) the successful post holder will work as part of a dental public health team with another EoE Consultant in Dental Public Health and analyst to cover the other ICS systems in the region as required for region wide work.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and effective Consultant in Dental Public Health. The successful individual will join a dedicated and committed healthcare public health team and will bring professional credibility and robust leadership to engage, support, develop and deliver the dental public health offer to the NHS and Local Government. They will work with partners to reduce health inequalities, and improve oral health, and oral health services across the East of England. There will be opportunities to contribute to National work programmes and develop academic links.

About us

Public Health England (PHE) provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nations health. Its ambition is to lead nationally, and enable locally, a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England, regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It is a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the Job description and personal specification accompanying this advert.

For further information contact:

East of England

Consultant for Dental Public Health, Feema Francis 07918368481

Deputy Director for Healthcare Public Health, Anees Pari 07976274279

Person Specification



  • Full registration with the UK General Dental Council (GDC)
  • On the GDC Specialist List or within 6 months of eligibility for inclusion
  • Master's Degree in Dental Public Health, MPH or equivalent
  • Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Exit Examination in Dental Public Health or equivalent (see footnotes)
  • Possession of a Certificate of Accreditation or within 6 months of eligibility for a CCST in Dental Public Health


  • Fellowship in Dental Surgery or Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, or equivalent

Knowledge and experience


  • Successful completion of a SAC-approved 4 year minimum training programme in Dental Public Health (3 years if in possession of a SAC-approved Masters qualification) or within 6 months of completion or equivalent
  • Experience of post-graduate and undergraduate teaching and training at an appropriate level
  • Effective participation in audit
  • Able to prioritise and deliver high quality work against a background of change and uncertainty
  • Experience of achieving innovation and change
  • Commitment to and focused on quality, promotes high standards in all they do
  • Consistently thinks about how their work can help and support clinicians and frontline staff deliver better outcomes for patients
  • Values diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness

Skills and capabilities


  • Ability to appraise scientific literature critically
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work as effective team member
  • Proven excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusiveness
  • Consistently looks to improve what they do, looks for successful tried and tested ways of working, and also seeks out innovation


  • Publications in refereed journals
  • Research relevant to Dental Public Health

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Public Health England


Home Based



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Anees Pari


Date posted

16 July 2021

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff




£82,096 to £110,683 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Home Based



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