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Senior Dental Officer job in Shetland

Shetland , Highlands and Islands
Job Ref IRC17503
Post Code ZE1 0LA
Burgh Rd, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0LA, UK (Show on map)
Main Category Dental jobs
Subcategory Other Dental jobs
Contract Type Permanent Full-Time
Salary £61,666 - £72,126
Hours per week 37.5
Employer Type Direct Employer
Attached File 17503 JD.pdf


Senior Dental Officer (Ref: IRC17503)

Substantive, Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Salary £61,666 - £72,126 per annum plus allowances (details below)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a qualified dentist to join our busy Public Dental Service, working in a salaried dental practice setting within modern and well-equipped surgeries. This is an excellent opportunity to join an evolving remote and rural dental team, with a strong focus on patient-centred care and continuous improvement.

As part of our salaried dental service you will enjoy working with a full range of dental treatments for patients of all ages with a variety of dental needs across island, rural or town locations. With support from a Dental Director, you will participate in a programme of supported CPD, with opportunities to develop expertise in specific areas, enjoying a close relationship with secondary care. You will also have the opportunity to gain some management and leadership experience being the lead clinician for the clinical team.

NHS Shetland provides a full range of dental services through the Public Dental Service; secondary care dental services (orthodontics, restorative and maxillofacial surgery) through a clinical network of visiting consultants; dental care for priority groups with special needs; school inspections and oral health promotion services. The workforce consists of dentists, therapists, hygienists, dental nurses, oral health advisors and high-quality, dedicated dental support staff.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

Allowances payable

- Remote Areas Allowance of £4,500 per annum.

- Out of Hours Allowance & on-call payment (if undertaking on-call duties).

- A recruitment and retention allowance of up to £25,000 (pro rata) (if eligible) in accordance with the Scottish Dental Access Initiative and Return to Work Scheme.

- Relocation Assistance of up to £8,000 is available

For an informal discussion, please contact Brian Chittick, Dental Director, NHS Shetland on 01595 743043.

Closing date: 30th September 2018

Interviews will be held in Shetland during week commencing 8th October 2018

For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the e:ESS website link:

For details of your e:ESS login for the above link please contact Laura Pottinger on 01595 743031 or email

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following e:ESS website link:-

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and "NHS Shetland" in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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