Consultant in Dental Public Health

Public Health England


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Job summary

This is a part time/job share post for a Consultant in Dental Public Health, working within the National Dental Public Health Team, located in the Health Improvement Directorate. Candidates who wish to work flexibly, part time or job share will be considered.

Main duties of the job

Would you like to make a difference to improving oral

health and reducing inequalities? We are seeking to appoint a

self-motivated, innovative team player

to join us in the national dental public

health team. We are a supportive, high performing,

dedicated and committed team with a focus on

delivering with and for partners.

The candidate will bring leadership, professional

credibility and proven knowledge and skills to support

the full range of dental public health activities including

working on oral health improvement, water fluoridation,

healthcare dental public health, health protection and

the dental public health intelligence function. As part

of a portfolio of agreed responsibilities across the

work programmes.

About us

Public Health England 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

To speak to someone about this role please contact Satveer Kour, Operational Support Administrator, in the first instance on 020 3682 0870 or via email


Person Specification



  • oFull registration with the UK General Dental Council (GDC)
  • oOn the GDC Specialist List
  • oMaster's degree in public health or equivalent
  • oIntercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Exit Examination in Dental Public Health or equivalent
  • oPossession of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist training in Dental Public Health


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



  • oSuccessful completion of an SAC-approved 4-year minimum training programme in Dental Public Health (3 years if in possession of an SAC-approved Masters qualification) or equivalent



  • oExperience of post-graduate and undergraduate teaching and training at an appropriate level


  • oExperience of training StRs in dental public health
  • oPossession of a further qualification in teaching and training



  • oWide experience and understanding of dentistry and oral health, of the organisation and governance of the profession.
  • oDemonstrate significant strategic leadership for dental public health


  • oHigh level of understanding of epidemiology with proven outputs
  • oExperience of management or professional oversight of peers.



  • oEffective participation in audit



  • oAbility to appraise scientific literature critically


  • oPublications in refereed journals
  • oResearch relevant to Dental Public Health



  • oAble to prioritise and deliver high quality work against a background of change and uncertainty
  • oExperience of achieving innovation and change
  • oBe a strategic thinker with proven leadership skills


  • oPossession of a management qualification
  • oHave a significant involvement and experience at national and local level in dental professional organizations or societies

Personal qualities


  • oCommitment to and focused on quality, promotes high standards in all they do
  • oWorks well with others, is positive and helpful, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others
  • oConsistently looks to improve what they do, looks for successful tried and tested ways of working, and also seeks out innovation
  • oActively develops themselves and supports others to do the same
  • oProven and effective interpersonal, motivational and influencing skills


  • oMentoring and coaching skills
  • oHighly developed analytical skills

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





Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Satveer Kour


Date posted

09 July 2021

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff




£82,096 to £110,683 a year



Working pattern


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